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#101903 (RN) Per Diem Registered Nurse - NICU

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/25/2019

_Current UC San Diego Health RN/NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.

These positions will rotate between Hillcrest (primary location) and Jacobs Medical Center.


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.

Currently seeking per diem critical care NICU RNs with a minimum of two years level III NICU, high acuity patient experience. Under general supervision, embodies the following characteristics: Demonstrated level three clinical skills and ability to evaluate results for critically ill neonate patients. Demonstrated ability to identify and implement nursing interventions as appropriate for critically ill neonate patients.

Demonstrated patient advocate. Directs and acts as resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned, supports student learning, and is willing to precept new employees. Nurses hired will be eligible to attend high-risk deliveries with experience after orientation. Nurses who apply must be committed to professional development, who promote compliance and support of policies. Participation in unit-based shared governance activities encouraged. Ability to achieve trust in professional relationships and must possess excellent communication skills.

Must be able to work within a busy team environment. Will float according to skill set and minimally to the Postpartum unit (postpartum consists of couplet care and the NICU nurse is responsible for infant care when floating unless qualified in couplet care). A demonstrated spirit of divisional collegiality and teamwork is expected. Variable shift positions with some orientation on both shifts to complete orientation. Emphasis on professionalism, skill development and teamwork with best patient outcomes and satisfaction for both patients and staff.

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


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • Current California RN license.

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

  • NRP certification.

  • At least two (2) years of NICU level III (or IV) RN experience.


  • BSN.
  • ACLS/ART certification.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • High risk delivery attendance.
  • Six months or more of delivery room experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Primarily night shift with the possibility of an occasional day shift dependent on unit need.
  • Must be available 1 weekend shift every 4 weeks and 1 major holiday. This is subject to change based on department needs.

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
Payroll Title:
Infant Special Care
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Nights, 12 hrs/day, Monday - Sunday


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.