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#103662 (RN) Per Diem Registered Nurse- Plastic Surgery

Initial Review Date: Fri 1/31/2020

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


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 Clinical Resource Nurse of the Division of Plastic Surgery will be responsible for triage, direct & indirect patient care, oversight for other patient support staff (MA’s, LVNs), and managing clinic flow in coordination with the Division Chief. Additional responsibilities include supporting all aspects of clinical, back office, and administrative support duties that are in alignment with the organizational goals & regulations of UC San Diego Health Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic Services.

This position will require the selected candidate to develop a deep understanding of the Plastic Surgery sub-specialty practices (aesthetics, microsurgery, etc.) and work with the clinic manager in collaboration with Department of Surgery leadership, and the Clinical Medical Director to optimize clinical workflows within the areas of quality, service, access, engagement, and departmental budgetary goals. The selected candidate will also assist with the deployment of lean management principles such as daily huddles, leader standard work, and offered Lean training.

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


  • Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

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

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

  • Minimum one (1) year of recent inpatient acute, critical care, emergency nursing, or procedural nursing or related experience.


  • Plastic surgery/Cosmetics/Dermatology/Surgical experience.
  • Procedural experience.
  • BSN.
  • ACLS and/or ART.
  • Triage.


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's 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

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable


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