Job Description

Payroll Title:
HC 5 East Burn ICU
Hiring Pay Scale
$32.03 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Nights, 12 hour shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#125873 Per Diem Burn ICU Technician

Initial Review Date: Fri 10/20/2023

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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

Annual Full Pay Range: $66,879 - $66,879 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.03 - $32.03

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).

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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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