Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$120,000 - $200,000 / Year
La Jolla Medical Center
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Work Schedule:
8 hour days, Monday - Friday

#123421 (RN) Kidney Clinical Transplant Manager

Extended Deadline: Tue 6/27/2023

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

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/9/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the direction of the administrative transplant director, the incumbent assumes clinical and operational leadership responsibility of the Kidney transplant program. Manages resources, oversees compliance with internal policy and external regulatory agencies. Implements quality and performance improvement plans, and contributes to strategic plans and policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages daily operations of program including personnel management, policy and procedure development and implementation, resource allocation, quality and performance improvement and other business activities.
  • Implements and monitors financial processes for department. Manages program performance, budget preparation, billing, purchasing, and expense management. Works with leadership to identify and create fund generating opportunities for transplant programs.
  • Ensures compliance with internal policies, state and federal regulations and requirements. Participates accreditation and other surveys. Coordinates data submission and verification activities.
  • Manages continuous quality improvement program for area. Reports on clinical performance, resource utilization and quality and financial improvement initiatives.
  • Oversees and manages transplant program clinical operations. Ensures comprehensive and efficient patient access and compliance with Professional Practice Standards.
  • Recommends, evaluates and manages marketing and / or outreach programs to educate and promote transplant programs.
  • Manages staff recruitment, selection, development, retention, evaluation, corrective action and separation. Collaborates with Labor Relations on bargaining unit issues and ensures compliance with labor contracts.
  • Creates a culture of teamwork to ensure successful and efficient daily operations, effective interdisciplinary collaborations, and the timely achievement of objectives.
  • Coordinates on-going staff education. Works with clinical educators to evaluate core competencies in clinical care delivery.
  • Represents assigned transplant program on task forces or committees. Participates to develop new programs, review technology improvements, design quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution.

  • Active California RN license.

  • Seven (7+) or more years of clinical experience, including experience in transplant.

  • Two (2+) or more years of leadership experience.

  • Thorough understanding of CMS and UNOS policies.

  • Experience and knowledge of clinical and business operations of a clinical program.

  • Strong knowledge of process improvement and/or quality assurance practices.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing or relevant area.
  • Epic and Phoenix experience.
  • Previous transplant management experience.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $92,600 - $232,200 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $44.35 - $111.21

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).

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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