Job Description

Payroll Title:
HC Interventional Radiology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Hillcrest Medical Center
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

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#117609 (RN) Clinical Nurse Educator - IR

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/30/2022

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 Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/21/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/01/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

This posting will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, 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.

UC San Diego Health's Interventional Radiology department perform procedures that offer patients non-surgical treatment options for many conditions and advanced treatments that are not widely available at most hospital systems. We have one of the world’s first InSightec ExAblate MR-guided focused ultrasound units and other advanced technologies, such as helical CT scanners, that improve our ability to diagnose and treat our patients.

Applies skills and experience as a professional 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.

Key Responsibilities:

* Collaborates with nursing leadership to conducts needs assessments. Evaluates nurse competencies and skills and targets education and training planning.
* Plans and delivers evidence-based education and training program curriculum. Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs.
* Takes part in complex projects to design tools to validate nurse competencies. Ensures that competencies reflect organizational goals, such as providing patient-population specific care, leadership development, and sensitivity to patient cultural differences.
* Delivers nursing staff orientation programs and education and training activities. Identifies target audience, utilizes a broad variety of media and formats, and provides a variety of core education and training programs.
* Ensures that nursing education and training activities are compliant with all legal and certification requirements, as well as medical center and organizational standards of care.
Responds to regulatory mandates for research and management of sentinel events.
* Pursues professional development and continuing education and training opportunities to keep abreast of regulatory and procedural changes related to clinical education and training programs.
* Supports consistent nursing student rotations by acting as a liaison and Population health rotation promoter. In collaboration with nursing schools, builds learning experience that is congruent with Population Health programs and needs.
* Participates in committees, task forces, and projects that evaluate a variety of issues, including quality of care, patient safety, and licensure and accreditation requirements.
* Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.

  • PALS certification (must obtain during 1st six months of hire).

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six months of hire date.

  • Three (3+) or more years of relevant IR experience.

  • Demonstrated hospital management skills, with progressive expertise in patient care services.

  • Knowledge to manage disaster incidents, sentinel events and ability to problem solve with critical thinking skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of delivering clinical nursing education and training material for orientation and skills/competency learning and leadership development.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a broad spectrum of professional nursing practices and issues.

  • Thorough knowledge of methodology for conducting evidence-based research, data collection, analysis, and reporting.

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage multiple levels of information and responsibilities, and to quickly assess moderately-complex problems to develop potential solutions.

  • Strong skills in written and verbal communications. Ability to collaborate productively in a team environment with all levels of internal and external personnel and to convey complex clinical information in a clear, concise manner.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide education, training, and resources, and to develop positive working relationships with nursing staff and leadership.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)..
  • Previous experience as an IR clinical educator in a teaching hospital.


  • 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.

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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