Job Description

Payroll Title:
Koman Outpatient Pavilion Perioperative Services
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable

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#112230 (RN) Nurse Manager, Koman Outpatient Periop Svcs

Extended Review Date: Fri 11/12/2021

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 10/25/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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 Koman Family Outpatient (KOP) Perioperative Services Nurse Manager maintains 24-hour accountability in planning, managing, controlling, and organizing comprehensive, safe, efficient, and high quality patient care. Assists in the administration of the budgetary functions. The KOP Perioperative Services Nurse Manager is responsible for coordinating the daily operations and clinical practice of the assigned service areas, to include both the Operating Room (OR) and Pre-Op/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Establishes and maintains standards of care and unit policies and procedures. Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model UCSD Health’s core values and mission statement. Adheres to the ANA Nurse Administration Scope & Standards of Practice.

This position monitors daily operations and overall function of the KOP OR and Pre-Op/PACU Departments, to include KOP’s 8 ORs. Oversees staff while maintaining budget and all Nurse Manager functions according to the job description. This position will work closely with leadership and team members from nearby Jacobs Medical Center Operating Room and the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Institute (CVI).

The Nurse Manager is involved in ensuring optimal patient outcomes through effective leadership and/or provision of patient care delivery in assigned nursing unit(s) or area(s). Promotes environment for a shared voice in nursing practice and exchange of ideas to continually improve nursing and patient care outcomes. Accountable for the quality, safety, patient experience and cost-effectiveness of patient care. Consults and collaborates with other health care professionals to coordinate the management of patient care.

Serves as a resource to staff, physicians, students and others. Manages nursing and administrative operations in specific patient care areas. Implements changes to patient workflows and operational processes. Maintains 24-hour line management responsibility for the administration of fiscal, material and human resources. Other duties as assigned. Direct reports are typically supervisor level.

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


  • A Bachelors or Master's Degree in Nursing is required.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) 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 (7+) or more years of relevant experience, including at least three (3) years of recent OR, PACU, and/or ICU RN experience.

  • Recent leadership 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 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.

  • 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.


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or relevant area.

  • Relevant specialty certification (CNOR, CAPA, CPAN, or CCRN).

  • Three (3+) or more years of recent supervisory or management experience.

  • Experience in the Perioperative continuum of care (e.g. Pre-Op, Intra-Op, and Post-Op).

  • Experience in ambulatory surgery centers.


  • 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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