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Company: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


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.

This is a Nurse Manager position in a shared leadership model supporting Postpartum and L&D at Jacobs Medical Center and the LDRP at Hillcrest. This position will work with L&D leadership to oversee departmental resources, patient flow, and quality with as much delineation of individual roles as possible.

The Nurse Manager is involved in ensuring optimal patient outcomes through effective leadership and/or provision of patient care delivery in assigned nursing unit(s) or area(s). Promotes environment for a shared voice in nursing practice and exchange of ideas to continually improve nursing and patient care outcomes. Accountable for the quality, safety, patient experience and cost-effectiveness of patient care.

Consults and collaborates with other health care professionals to coordinate the management of patient care. Serves as a resource to staff, physicians, students and others. Manages nursing and administrative operations in specific patient care areas. Implements changes to patient workflows and operational processes. Maintains 24 hour line management responsibility for the administration of fiscal, material and human resources.

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


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Registered Nurse (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.

  • NRP certification.

  • Fetal Monitoring Certification within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Seven (7+) or more years of relevant experience in a large acute care hospital.

  • Minimum three (3) years of charge and/or supervisory experience.

  • Demonstrated hospital management skills, with progressive expertise in patient care services and patient flow.

  • Proven knowledge to manage sentinel events, and ability to problem solve with critical thinking skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology, patient care workflows, and processes.

  • Strong knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as related legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Nursing or relevant area.
  • Labor and delivery, postpartum, and/or newborn experience, preferably high-risk.
  • Specialty certification: RNC, NE-BC, and/or CNML.

Special Conditions

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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