Job Description

Payroll Title:
Radiology Administration
Hiring Pay Scale
$130,000 - $190,000 / Ye
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

#130473 Radiology Nurse Educator

Filing Deadline: Thu 7/25/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/15/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/24/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization at Hillcrest and La Jolla campuses, 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. In 2023, UCSD welcomed the East Campus location to the organization as a community partner.

The Clinical Nurse Educator III is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating education and training for all new hires and current team members in Radiology Nursing. Is an integral part of the Radiology Nursing leadership team and collaborates closely with the Radiology management team and the nurse educator counterparts in EDR. Responsible for onboarding all career and contract labor RNs to the unit. Leads implementation of new education, projects, and programs on the unit. Supports the staff by mentoring and coaching. Participates in unit and organizational committees which enhance the quality of patient care in Radiology.

Collaborates with nursing leadership to tailor programs and resources based on needs assessments. Meets the diverse requirements of Radiology patient populations, regulatory and accreditation and strategic goals of the organization/health system.

The Clinical Nurse Educator - Radiology will be working with patients receiving radioactive isotopes and requires utilization of dosimeter to monitor safe levels of radiation exposure. This position serves all UCSD Radiology modalities including MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Breast Imaging, Diagnostics, and Interventional Radiology at multiple UCSD locations. The workflow of this position may include caring for a high volume of patients per day in radiology setting, assisting anesthesia provider during imaging study, assuming care of outside facility patients from transport RN for imaging study, and providing oversight of LVNs in Radiology setting.

Applies skills and experience as a seasoned nurse educator to ensure optimal clinician knowledge and skills through education and training in either general or specialized nursing education and/or training. Serves as a preceptor for entry or intermediate Clinical Nurse Educators. Leads implementation of new programs.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.


  • A Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).
  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.
  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Three (3+) or more years of relevant ICU, ER, IR, or Radiology.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills with an emphasis on performance management and quality assurance.
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis and ability to problem solve with critical thinking skills in high stress environments.
  • Thorough knowledge of delivering clinical nursing education and training material for orientation and skills/competency learning and leadership development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a diverse range of acuity levels, patient populations, nursing scope of practice, and standards of care.
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communications. Ability to collaborate productively in a team environment with all levels of internal and external personnel. Ability to convey complex clinical information in a clear, concise manner. Develop positive working relationships with nursing staff and leadership.
  • Thorough knowledge of methodology for conducting evidence-based research, data collection, analysis, and reporting.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN).
  • Cardiac Experience
  • Current PALS certification
  • Previous experience as a clinical educator or clinical instructor.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $101,200 - $216,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $48.47 - $103.69

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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