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#OPP90508 Clinical Nurse II/III - OP Pavilion Pre-op/PACU

Extended Deadline: Fri 3/23/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/17/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

UC San Diego Health new Outpatient Pavilion and 8-suite Operating Room is scheduled to open in early 2018. As we grow, so does our outpatient surgery needs to include orthopedics, urology, general surgery, head and neck, minimally invasive, and plastics. We invite you to apply with San Diego’s only academic medical center.

The Clinical Nurse II provides skilled nursing care to patients undergoing surgical procedures. Primarily working out of the Outpatient Pavilion, the Clinical Nurse II will need to float to both Thornton and Hillcrest. Thornton and Hillcrest perform surgical services in Neurology, Orthopedics, Urology, Plastics, general, Oncology, Head and Neck, Vascular and Open Heart, Gynecology, additional services at Hillcrest include trauma and burn surgeries. The CN II identifies and implements nursing interventions and evaluates results for a wide variety of patient populations, directs and acts as resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned and promotes compliance and support for policies.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Must possess a valid California RN license.
  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within 6 months of hire date.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of recent acute care PACU or ICU RN experience.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • BSN.
  • CPAN and/or CAPA.
  • PALS (must be obtained during 1st year of employment for new employees).


  • Must be available to work variable shifts including nights, weekends, holidays, call, and overtime as needed.
  • May also float to Thornton, Hillcrest, and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center as needed.
  • Selected candidate may be hired at the CNIII level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Outpatient Pavilion - Pre-op/ PACU
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable


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