Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$32.03 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 12 Hour Shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#128670 Rehabilitation Care Partner- Per Diem - Trauma PCU

Filing Deadline: Mon 6/17/2024

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.


Under 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 progressive mobility, 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.


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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.


  • 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.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Flexible to work variable hours including overtime, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $68,883 - $68,883 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.99 - $32.99

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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