Job Description

Payroll Title:
HC 5 East Burn ICU
Hiring Salary Range
$31.10 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
12 Hour Shifts

#119316 Per Diem Burn ICU Technician

Extended Review Date: Thu 1/19/2023

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

This position will remain open until filled. 


Under general supervision of the Registered Nurse, the Burn Technician provides basic patient care and assistance with activities of daily living for all patients, infants through seniors. Participates in burn wound care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Assists with patient mobility as needed with burn wound care. Assists with vital signs, patient ROM, wound care, and key activities in the surgical scrub role. Collects patient data, prioritizes wound care schedule, and transports laboratory specimens. Utilizes a variety of technical equipment and supplies.

Manages the inventory of surgical instruments and supplies. Participates in multi-disciplinary rounds providing up to date wound care information. Obtain wound care photo documentation and updates to Epic. Promotes patient education through discharge teaching and wound care techniques. Participates in shared governance, training and evaluation of peers, performance improvement, and unit committee(s) work. Assumes responsibility for self-scheduling. Performs other related duties as required.


  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification required.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Three (3) years of experience in a hospital or comparable environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of wound healing and burn rehabilitation goals.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of burn crisis intervention.

  • Proven initiative, the ability to prioritize demands and the ability to work in a team environment.


  • Previous patient care experience in acute care Burn, ICU, Trauma, or ED.


  • 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.

  • Per diem shift requirement is an average of 1 shift per week per 4-week schedule.  Must be available 1 weekend shift per 4-week schedule and a minimum of 1 holiday. This is subject to change based on individual department needs. 

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $64,937 - $64,937 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, 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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