Job Description

Payroll Title:
HC IP Emergency Department
Hiring Pay Scale
$32.03 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
12 Hour Shifts, Sunday-Saturday

#127044 ED Inpatient Clinical Care Partner - Per Diem

Extended Review Date: Wed 5/15/2024

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.


Under the supervision, direction, and guidance of the RN, the Emergency Department Inpatient Transition Clinical Care Partner (CCP) provides patient-specific observation, care, and intervention as directed by unit protocol to at-risk patients of the Emergency Departments and Inpatient Psychiatric Departments. The CCP collaborates with the patient care team in the formulation and application of the patient plan of care. Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic interventions and crisis interventions applied to patients that are cognitively and/or psychiatrically impaired. Intervenes as necessary to reduce and prevent self-harm. Assists with other related clinical environments and clinical support functions as required. Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse and vulnerable population.

Duties include assisting with activities of daily living: feeding, bathing, ambulating, and taking vital signs. Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate with patients, staff, and other disciplines in a constructive, professional, and therapeutic manner.


  • Three (3) years of related experience providing patient care and observation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • One (1) year or greater experience working with vulnerable and behavioral high-risk populations, specifically the cognitively impaired or those suffering from psychiatric disorders.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date.

  • Commitment to complete UCSD CPI/behavioral management/de-escalation training within 6 months of hire date.

  • Demonstrated ability to empathize with and understand the perspectives of others, even in difficult or challenging situations.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen actively and express oneself clearly and effectively in verbal and written communication.


  • Prior experience as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
  • Experience in caring for cognitively impaired, acute and chronic psychiatric illness and/ or substance abuse co-morbidities.
  • CPI training and/or de-escalation experience.
  • Bilingual: Spanish/English.


  • 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.
  • Initial and annual training requirements for the ED Clinical Care Partner are subject to modification by the Emergency Department.
  • New hires who fail to complete initial training requirements will be released from employment.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $68,883 - $68,883 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.99 - $32.99

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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