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University of California - San Diego #106906 (RN) Clinical Nurse 1 - Student Health in San Diego, California

#106906 (RN) Clinical Nurse 1 - Student Health

Filing Deadline: Mon 11/30/2020

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This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/25/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/30/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% 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 outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Student Health and Well-Being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego Health System plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments, under the oversight of the executive director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration.

SHS provides primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray to over 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHS staff consists of a diverse team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacists, x-ray technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical lab assistants, optometrists, medical assistants, health educators, administrative and other healthcare professionals. SHS provides integrated clinical services to address the medical needs of the individual students, as well as to foster the well-being of the students as a whole person. In addition, SHS oversees the public health needs of the campus community. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and is fully committed to self examination, peer review, and quality control through the utilization of data, outcome, and patient experience measurements.

The Student Health Clinical Nurse 1 is responsible for providing ambulatory nursing assessment and care of primary health and urgent care patients in a student health setting. The role includes triage, health education and counseling with a particular focus on urgent care, women’s health & family planning and immunization. Part of the role involves assisting in the process of UCSD University health requirements including immunization and tuberculosis compliance.


  • Current, valid, State of California Registered Nurses License.

  • Current BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.

  • Must have less than 6 months of working RN experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in ambulatory care.

  • Demonstrated experience in an Urgent Care or Emergency Room.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of reproductive health care and women’s health issues including methods of contraception, sexually transmitted infection, pap smears and pregnancy.

  • Exceptional clinical record keeping and organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in using electronic medical records and understanding of medical record management. Skill to keep organized and concise records.

  • Knowledge of routine, required and travel vaccinations pertinent to the college-age population, as per CDC guidelines.

  • Cultural competency in working with diverse populations including excellent communication skills and advocacy skills.

  • At all times, demonstrate the characteristics of professionalism in attire, attitude, conversation, behavior and attentiveness to others. All staff members are required to uphold the UCSD Principles of Community and to promote a positive and collaborative team environment.


  • BSN degree.

  • Experience in a College Health Clinic.

  • Experience in counseling in women’s health and family planning.

  • Current certification in ACLS.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Emergency Life Support and Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan Training within 30 days of hire.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs such as; evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.

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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!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

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:

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Days, 8 or 10 hours, 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.