This position will remain open until filled.
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.
Hillcrest Medical Center's 9 West is a 6-bed direct-observation Medical Progressive Care Unit. Under general supervision, identifies and implements nursing interventions and evaluates results for a wide variety of patient populations. Directs and acts as a resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned. Promotes compliance and support of policies. Achieves trust in professional collegial relationships.
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.
A cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
RN License issued by the State of California.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within 6 months of hire date.
One (1) year of recent acute care RN experience in Telemetry, PCU or Critical Care. Med/Surg experience with completion of Critical Care/Progressive Care training will also be considered.
Must have the ability to function in a high paced environment.
Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Previous experience working in a Magnet hospital.
Specialty certification in critical care or progressive care nursing (PCRN or CCRN).
Critical care/Progressive Care training or equivalent; Critical Care Intern Program completion by the San Diego AACN Chapter or completion of the UCSD PCU series.
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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