Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$87,000 - $202,600 / Year
La Jolla Medical Center
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

#123252 Clinical Nurse Educator - Perioperative Services

Extended Deadline: Wed 10/4/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 6-29-23. 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.

Involves the design and delivery of clinician (primarily nursing), professional/leadership development programs, policies, activities, assessment tools, and systems. Promotes excellence in patient care, through skill acquisition in evidence based nursing practice and clinical inquiry. Collaborates with nursing leadership to tailor programs and resources based on needs assessments. Meets the diverse requirements of the nursing units, patient populations, regulatory and accreditation and strategic goals of the organization/health system.

Applies extensive knowledge of clinical education and training practices to develop and deliver education and training content for all levels of clinicians, primarily nurses, at the medical center. Mentors nurse educators and functions as a leader and information resource. Holds in-depth specialty knowledge within a nursing discipline. Leads or oversees theimplementation of new programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researches best practices and develops tools for education and training needs assessment.

  • Develops, plans, and delivers a curriculum for target audiences by evaluating clinical protocols, standards of care, practice guidelines and policies, and procedures within clinical specialties.

  • Works with nurse leadership to design and implement tools for validating nurse competencies.

  • Works with nursing leadership to develop and establish a variety of nursing staff orientation and education and training programs.

  • Develops and implements processes to ensure that nursing education and training activities are compliant with all legal and certification requirements, and medical center and organizational standards of care.

  • Advances nursing expertise by pursuing professional development, encourages ongoing staff development, continuing education, and training.

  • Participates in committees, task forces, and projects that evaluate a broad variety of issues, including quality of care, patient safety, and licensure and accreditation requirements.

  • Works with nursing leadership to apply best practice and nursing research data to improve clinical practice and outcome assessments.

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


  • A Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  • RN License issued by the State of California.
  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get UCSD BART within 6 months of hire.
  • Five (5+) or more years of pre-op and post-op PACU experience.
  • Experience and proven success in developing and delivering clinical nursing education and training material for orientation, class training, and skills / competency learning and leadership development.
  • Experience in the creation of patient education materials, written and/or visual.
  • Demonstrated program and project management skills.
  • Must have excellent written, computer, and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have decision-making, problem-solving, and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.


  • Advanced degree in Nursing or comparable.
  • Certificate within area of specialty.
  • Quality Improvement and/or Regulatory experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma.
  • Experience with researching current practice, collation of statistical data, and development of appropriate presentation techniques.
  • Experience with Epic and/or MyChart.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $87,000 - $202,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $41.67 - $97.03

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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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