Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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

#117583 (LVN) Sr. Licensed Vocational Nurse - Per Diem

Extended Deadline: Fri 8/26/2022

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

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


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 UC San Diego Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is the cell therapy arm of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center and specializes in early phase, first-in-human trials. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is devoted to accelerating the translation of all types of stem cell research to safe and effective therapies. It attracts patients, funding agencies and study sponsors to participate in, support, and accelerate novel stem cell clinical trials and ancillary studies for a range of difficult diseases. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is a wide-ranging collaboration with unique contributions from UC San Diego Health, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, industrial sponsors, and philanthropy launched by the $100M Sanford Gift, and by CIRM through the Alpha Clinic and other grants.

Under supervision, the Senior Vocational Nurse is responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities. This may include prioritizing and assisting in patient phone calls, administering medications, data collection, procedures, specimen collection, patient and family education, information review and chart preparation. In addition, the Senior Vocational Nurse is responsible for performing clinical study-related procedures as dictated by the study protocol for patients participating in the clinical trials. The duties include and are not limited to central venous access blood draw and dressing change, peripheral blood draw, peripheral IV insertion, injections, procedure assistance, EKG, vital signs, and rooming patients. Serves as physician/patient liaison and patient educator. Other related duties as assigned. Job standards are to be performed at the expert level.

Hours are Monday-Friday, variable, 8 hours, days. Shifts will be either 730-4, 745-415, or 800-430 depending on needs. No weekends or holidays are required.


  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - issued by the state of California.
  • LVN license must include IV/blood withdrawal certification.
  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date
  • Minimum of two years of LVN experience.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to perform basic nursing techniques.
  • Knowledge and skill in performing nursing procedures, specimen collection and testing.
  • Knowledge of universal precautions and proper use of body mechanics.
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments and maintain work flow and work productively in meeting critical deadlines with constantly changingpriorities and interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills, using tact and diplomacy in order to interact effectively with all level of professional provider, staff, and a diversity of patients. Skill in appropriate telephone techniques.


  • Clinical and research settings experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Hours are Monday-Friday, variable, 8 hours, days. Shifts will be either 730-4, 745-415, or 800-430 depending on needs. No weekends or holidays required.

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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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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