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#89156 (RN) Clinical Nurse II/III-Urology

Initial Review Date: Wed 8/30/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/1/2017 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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

This position provides direct nursing care to urology patients for procedures and clinical services and documents all services provided in an electronic medical record under the direction of the Department Chair and clinic faculty leadership. This clinical nurse level position works collaboratively with physician providers in urology and requires a high level of independence and clinical skills. The functional demands and activity level are identified as medium. This position is also responsible for nursing assessment of patients and the delivery of services including triaging phone calls from clinic patients and delegating tasks to the MA and LVN as appropriate.

The position requires assessment of clinical data and the provision of age appropriate care. In addition the CNII encourages, coaches, teaches, and mentors others participating in the training of residents, fellows, medical students and staff. This position requires the willingness to perform and provide direct nursing care to urology patients for procedures and clinical services. This position provides urologic nursing education, bladder catheter changes and maintenance, urine sample collection, bladder instillation procedures, injections, assist providers with other urology procedures and other urologic services needed under the direction of the clinic physicians. This position will provide safe and regulatory compliant nursing care during office procedures.

The CNII will be responsible for patient teaching and preparation before, during and after the procedures. Services will be provided Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day. Focusing on patient comfort, safety and satisfaction while providing all clinical services is a key component of this position.

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. All performance expectations associated with this position are performed at the PRACTITIONER Level.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • RN License 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.
  • Must have three (3) years of recent RN experience.
  • Must have recent urology and/or women's health clinical experience.
  • Must have a willingness to perform and provide direct nursing care to urology-gynecology patients for procedures and clinical services.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSN.
  • Experience in outpatient/ambulatory experience in urology and/or women’s' health.
  • Lead/supervisory experience.
  • Clinical certification in urology or women's health.
  • Experience providing gynecologic and/or urologic procedures.
  • Three (3) years of RN experience in urology and/or women's health.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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 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 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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UCSD Health Sys
Payroll Title:
CLIN NURSE 2
Department:
Surgery Urology La Jolla Chancellor Park
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
80%
Union:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri