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#89605 (RN) Nurse Supervisor, Occupational Health

Extended Deadline: Thu 9/28/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/28/2017 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.

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


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.

Under the direction of the Center for Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine (COEM) Director, the Clinical Nurse Supervisor is a frontline management position responsible for the immediate functioning of the Occupational Medicine clinical areas. In addition to performing normal clinical duties, the Clinical Nurse Supervisor directs and supervises overall operation of the nursing unit and is responsible for supervising and delivering quality patient care on designated shift. The Clinical Nurse Supervisor is responsible for promoting high quality, cost effective delivery of care by assessing, monitoring, and educating the nursing staff.

In addition, the Clinical Nurse Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the unit effectively utilizes resources, provides excellent customer service, and complies with regulatory and internal UCSD requirements. The Clinical Nurse Supervisor plans, schedules and organizes work for the unit, ensuring proper distribution of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space and facilities. Position supervises staff, screens candidates, and assists with the interviewing and hiring of new employees.

The Clinical Nurse Supervisor ensures staff competence by conducting performance appraisals, counseling staff and taking disciplinary action as required in consultation with nursing management and Human Resources/Labor Relations. Position works in collaboration with House Supervisors and Nurse Managers to ensure safe and effective patient flow.

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


  • BSN required; will consider candidates who are currently enrolled in BSN or higher nursing degree program.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.
  • BART or BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.
  • Two (2) years of recent RN experience.
  • One (1) year of charge nurse or supervisory experience.
  • Experience with electronic medical records.
  • Excellent interpersonal and planning skills to interact with physicians and staff at various skill and licensure level.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently orally and in writing.
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and with patients and their families.
  • Leadership ability that includes facility with peer coaching.
  • Possess and maintain expert knowledge of disease processes, the continuum of care, and services/resources available to the patient.
  • Compassionate caregiver with a holistic perspective of patient and family-centered care.
  • Ability to access best practice evidence through formal literature search.


  • MSN
  • Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Outpatient clinical experience in Occupational/Employee Health.
  • Knowledge of, and working experience with, TJC and CMS regulatory standards.
  • Knowledge of, and working with worker' compensation injuries.
  • Phlebotomy experience.
  • NIOSH Spirometry Training.
  • Strong computer skills across various software platforms.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business 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

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

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Occupational & Environmental Medicine
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Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri, limited off hours/weekends