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#101298 (RN) Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator-Cardiology

Extended Deadline: Wed 10/23/2019

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/05/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability 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.

The candidate selected for this role will serve as an expert Cardiology nursing clinician, educator, researcher, consultant and leader for nursing staff, patients, families and members of interprofessional health care teams. This position will work as a team member with education staff to support the Cardiovascular service line, which includes critical care, progressive care, assist devices, ECMO, cardiac procedures, and other cardiology services within the UC San Diego Health System.

Writes/revises/reviews new and policies according to changes in standards and regulations. Consistently evaluates evidence based practice standards for implementation to improve quality patient care delivery. He/She will also coordinate and collaborate on nursing orientation, competency, curriculum development, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice efforts system wide in collaboration with nursing education and nursing leadership.

Under the direction of the department director or designee, the Nurse Educator prioritizes and manages multiple demands in an ever changing healthcare environment. The selected candidate is expected to practice autonomously, consistent with ANA Standards of Practice. All performance expectations associated with this position are performed at the Masters Level. Models clinical excellence and demonstrates expertise through mentoring staff nurses.

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


  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required for the CNE role.

  • A Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN); and/or equivalent combination of experience/training is required for the CNS role.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Current professional nursing certification or must obtain within one (1) year of hire (e.g. CCRN).

  • Relevant educator experience.

  • Five (5+) or more years of relevant experience. Experience must include a minimum of three (3) years of recent ICU experience in an acute care hospital, including experience with advanced cardiac technology (assist devices, ECMO).

  • Possess and maintain expert knowledge of disease process, continuum of care and services, including wellness, screening, research, treatment, rehabilitation, and community.

  • Proficient with information systems and computer programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning and leadership skills. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and with patients and their families.


  • Experience with EPIC electronic health records.
  • Experience in an academic teaching hospital.
  • Experience in a Magnet Hospital.
  • Three years of experience as a CNS, Nurse Educator, or similar advanced practice role.
  • For CNS role: Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, or licensure/certification in another advanced nurse practice discipline.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
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Nursing Education
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La Jolla Medical Center
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday


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