Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$190,000 to $210,000 / Year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 12 hour shifts, Variable

#127862 Pediatrician - Urgent Care (Murrieta)

Extended Deadline: Tue 3/5/2024

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.


We are seeking board-certified/board-eligible pediatricians to join the UCSD Department of Pediatrics. The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the UCSD School of Medicine with comprehensive clinical programs, extensive basic science and clinical research, and diverse educational opportunities for students, residents and fellows. The internationally renowned faculty play a major role in medical and graduate student training, providing educational and programmatic offerings that span several disciplines, and provide diversity to meet the interests of a broad spectrum of students and scholars. More than one hundred trainees at the graduate student and postdoctoral level, as well as more than 300 professional, research and administrative staff who along with the department administrators interact closely with the faculty. The diverse mix of ages, backgrounds, and talents creates a robust work environment with challenging career opportunities and a commitment to continued growth potential. We constantly seek to recruit highly motivated, technologically-advanced and interested individuals to become a part of our dynamic cutting-edge research, clinical, and educational environment.

This position will work at the newest Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego San Diego Urgent Care in Murrieta, CA. Murrieta is a growing, family-friendly community in Southern Riverside County that is an easy drive from San Diego and Orange Counties and beaches. RCHSD (Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego) is the major regional primary and tertiary pediatric hospital serving San Diego and Southern Riverside counties and is the clinical home of the UCSD (University of California San Diego) Department of Pediatrics. Rady Children’s Hospital was recently ranked in the Top 10 Best Children’s Hospitals in the Nation. The UCSD Department of Pediatrics and Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego (RCHSD) are home to the UCSD Pediatrics Residency Training Program and host to several other training programs in the area, with a strong commitment to academic excellence. Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the educational and patient care experience is a top priority at our institution.

If hired, you will join our expanding Urgent Care staff, which currently consists of 16 physicians and 3 pediatric nurse practitioners. You will provide same-day acute care to pediatric patients throughout the local community and work primarily at our Murrieta UC site. Primary responsibilities include scheduled clinical shifts and coverage for sick call-ins. You may also work with trainees as they rotate through our clinics. If contracted for a full-time equivalent (FTE) equal to or above 50% of full-time, you will be eligible for full benefits. It is important for us to ensure our providers can achieve a good work-life balance.

The RCHSD Urgent Care consists of 5 locations throughout San Diego and Southern Riverside counties, providing great "in your neighborhood" accessibility to the community we serve. The Urgent Care holds a close relationship with the RCHSD Emergency Department located at the Rady Children’s Hospital Main Campus and nearby Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. Together we form the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, with a strong commitment to equitable clinical care, quality improvement, research, and education.


  • MD/DO degree and must be board certified/eligible in Pediatrics.

  • Current DEA license and California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California or must have completed both licensures by their first day.

  • Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification (or have completed by their first day).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $0 - $0 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $0.00 - $0.00

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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