Job Description

Payroll Title:
Patient Ambassadors
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hr shifts, 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.

#117760 (RN) Critical Care Transport Registered Nurse

Initial Review Date: Fri 8/5/2022

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

Please note that this position is a part-time appointment

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/25/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/04/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health RN/NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will be considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.

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.

The Critical Care Transport (CCT) RN is an expert clinician in the nursing care off the adult ICU, IMU, and telemetry patient during the transport process. The CCT RN assesses, monitors, and intervenes when deemed necessary during transport. The CCT RN assumes clinical decision making responsibilities, based on an in depth assessment of the patient’s needs.

The CCT RN provides leadership by collaborating with colleagues and other healthcare professionals to provide best patient outcomes. As an expert nurse, the CCT RN uses evidence-based knowledge and best practice to critically think and identify if patient is able to safely tolerate transport.

Key Responsibilities: Transports adult patients who are 1:2 ratio in the ICU, and non-ICU monitored patients, to imaging locations/procedural areas. Involves transporters, staff, and other healthcare team members in the development of a plan to execute transports in a safe and timely manner.

Utilizes knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to efficiently focus on the most significant patient clinical needs relevant to transport. Maintain all competencies and required training to deliver best patient outcomes. Promotes a climate of effective teamwork, communication and collaboration. Consults with nurse leaders and educators on developing strategies for performance improvement. Communicates regularly with staff on pertinent operational issues regarding transport. Promotes a positive patient experience.

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


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) license 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.

  • A minimum two (2) years of recent inpatient acute care adult ICU RN experience.

  • Must have the ability to function in a high-paced environment and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Current critical care inter-facility transfer experience.
  • CEN, CCRN, TNCC, and/or BTLS/PHTLS Certifications.
  • Current Cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic/Surgical/Trauma RN experience in a large acute care hospital.


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Selected candidate may be hired at the CNIII level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council.

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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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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