Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 12 hour shift, 1 day per week, Sunday - Saturday

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#120034 Rehabilitation Care Partner, Per Diem - Trauma PCU

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/5/2022

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

UCSD DREAM Externs who apply will have priority consideration for this position. All qualified applicants who apply may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.


Under the supervision, direction, and guidance of the Registered Nurse, the Rehabilitation Care Partner provides patient-specific care, observation and intervention as directed by unit protocol to high-risk patients. The duties includes and are not limited to assisting with activities of daily feeding, bathing, ambulating, taking vital signs, participating in milieu groups (art and music therapy), and appropriately utilizing restraints on patients. Ensures patient care guidelines are followed in order to reduce and prevent self harm. Performs all other related support functions as required.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of directly related experience.

  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with vulnerable and behavioral high risk populations, specifically trauma, brain injured, incarcerated, homeless, and/or substance dependent patients.

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

  • Commitment to complete 16-hour UCSD CPI/behavioral management/de-escalation training within six (6) months of hire.

  • Completion of 4-hour Trauma Onboarding course upon hire.

  • Completion of O-Log training or similar TBI cognitive tracking scale upon hire.

  • Completion of 8-hour training with PT/OT on safe mobility for traumatically injured patients upon hire.

  • Must be able to communicate in English and possess demonstrated positive written skills.


  • Participant of UCSD's DREAM Externship Program.
  • CNA Certification.
  • Prior experience as a CNA, Psych Tech, Nursing Student, ED Tech, or Trauma Tech.
  • Epic, UCSD Paging & Scheduling Systems.
  • Bilingual: Spanish/English.
  • Experience in care of the acutely brain injured patient and/or the rehabilitation of brain injured patients.
  • Experience in the care of traumatically injured patients with psychiatric illness, primary brain injury, and/or substance abuse comorbidities.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations.
  • CPI training and/or de-escalation experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Flexible to work variable hours including overtime, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • The position will work a 24 hours bi-weekly schedule. The employee will work 1 shift per week, 24 hours per pay period.
  • Initial and annual training requirements for the Rehabilitation Care Partner are subject to modification by the 5 West unit.
  • New hires who fail to complete initial training requirements will be released from employment.

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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