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.
Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Identifies and implements nursing interventions for a variety of surgical patients including PCU/ Orthopedic level of care.
This is an experienced nurse position on a new Orthopedic Progressive Care Unit (PCU). Ideal candidates have experience either in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care Unit (CCU), Step-down ICU or Intermediate Care Unit (IMU).
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.
Minimum one year acute PCU or critical care RN experience.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
Selected candidate will be required to attend a minimum of 3-4 consecutive business days of New Employee Orientation.
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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