Job Description

Payroll Title:
Capacity Management
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113213 (RN) Clinical Operations Manager, Capacity Mgmt

Filing Deadline: Wed 2/9/2022

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

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/5/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Clinical Operations Manager is responsible for providing clinical and administrative leadership for nursing staffing, float pool, house supervisors, bed management, transfer center, decedent affairs, patient transport, and lift team. This position plans, schedules and organizes work for departments ensuring proper distribution of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space and facilities. This position manages patient safety, quality control, ensures staff competence, and compliance with regulatory policies. The Clinical Operations Manager leads and participates in multi-disciplinary project teams (e.g. including Lean Six Sigma, Change Management, etc.) Additionally, this role will plan, organize, and oversee operational budgets for the department.

The Clinical Operations Manager in the Department of Capacity Management is responsible for the effective leadership of the UC San Diego Health (UCSDH) inpatient Float Pool, Critical Care Transport (CCT) Nurses, Transporters and Lift Team, along with overseeing quality and clinical operations for Capacity Management. Involved in ensuring optimal patient outcomes through effective leadership and/or provision of patient care delivery in assigned nursing area(s).

The Clinical Operations Manager has 24/7 responsibility for implementing the nursing strategic plan, the quality and safety of patient care, daily operations of the unit with respect to staffing, scheduling, patient flow, patient satisfaction for the unit, financial responsibility, human resource management, recruitment and retention, staff development by coaching and when necessary, disciplinary actions. Inter-professional collaborations with physicians and department heads of various ancillary services. It is an integral position to assure the vision and mission of the organization are maintained and the strategic goals are achieved.

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


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing.

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

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

  • Seven or more years of relevant experience, including five (5) years recent acute care experience.

  • A minimum of two (2+) or more years of supervisory or charge RN 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.

  • Knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology and patient care workflows and processes.

  • Proven knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as related legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) or Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration or related field.

  • Project Management experience and/or Lean Six Sigma training/certification.


  • 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).

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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