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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111828 Ambulatory Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Extended Deadline: Thu 7/7/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/12/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health (UCSDH) is Joint Commission Accredited with Disease Specific Certification in CKD, VAD, and Comprehensive Stroke. UCSDH has been recognized as being among the top 10 in quality and safety among academic medical centers, an "A" rated performer with Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, among other national recognitions.

The Regulatory Compliance Specialist supports the functions of the department in the assessment, measurement, and reporting of ongoing compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and California Department of Public Health Standards (CDPH). Supports and coordinates The Joint Commission, CMS, CDPH, and all other survey activities for UC San Diego Health's multiple sites.

The Regulatory Compliance Specialist works in collaboration with key members of the organization in the development and execution of educational activities and materials for ongoing survey readiness of all levels of personnel, medical staff, residents and other students. Works with key stakeholders to support safe care and help lead our journey of high reliability. This position will have a focus on the licensed and unlicensed ambulatory clinics.

This position will have a focus on the licensed and unlicensed ambulatory clinics.

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


  • Nine (9) years of relevant experience in a large, complex healthcare environment OR five (5) years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of TJC standards, CDPH Regulatory and Licensing requirements, and Federal and State Regulatory compliance.

  • Experience and proven success in knowledge of the methods, tools, and practices involved with regulatory compliance.


  • Master's level education/degree in a relevant area.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the state of California.
  • Recent experience in an ambulatory/outpatient setting.
  • Previous Regulatory Affairs experience.
  • Regulatory experience in unlicensed California clinics.
  • Experience with LEAN Principles/Process Improvement


  • 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.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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:

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

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