Job Description

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$210,000 $160,000 - $210,000
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

#129622 (RN) Nurse Professional Development Practitioner

Filing Deadline: Wed 5/22/2024

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.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/22/2024. 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.

This position will work with a team of nurse educators, CNSs, and key stakeholders to manage, facilitate, and evaluate general nursing orientation and manage all of the nursing department’s mentorship programs using the Mentor lead platform. This position will oversee and facilitate all administrative requirements for the nurse clinical ladder advancement program in collaboration with the Clinical Nurse Advancement Council. The candidate will also ensure alignment to all of their programs to ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) nurse residency program standards. The ideal candidate will have experience designing, evaluating, and implementing system-wide education and professional development programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages multiple nurse mentorship programs using Mentor lead software. Facilitates matches and enrollment, evaluates and modifies programs to meet stakeholder needs, develops leadership reports, socializes programs.
  • Manages administrative responsibilities associated with shared governance led nurse clinical ladder advancement program.
  • Works with nursing leadership to develop and establish a variety of evidence-based nursing staff orientation and education and training programs. Uses multimodal teaching strategies to ensure programs are appropriately developed for the audience.
  • Develops and implements processes to ensure that nursing education and training activities are compliant with all legal and certification requirements, and medical center and organizational standards of care.
  • Advances nursing expertise by pursuing professional development, encourages ongoing staff development, continuing education, and training. Keeps abreast of regulatory and procedural changes related to clinical education and training programs.
  • Participates in committees, task forces, and projects that evaluate a broad variety of issues, including quality of care, patient safety, and licensure and accreditation requirements.
  • Works with nursing leadership to apply best practice and nursing research data to improve clinical practice and outcome assessments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
  • RN License issued by the State of California.
  • Five (5+) or more years of experience relevant to this position.
  • Advanced knowledge of developing and delivering clinical nursing education and training material for orientation, class training and skills / competency learning and leadership development.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to participate in the development and delivery of new education and training programs and to develop positive working relationships with nursing staff and leadership.
  • Strong organizational and project management skill to lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule.
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communications to convey the most complex clinical, technical, and education and training information in a clear and concise manner, and to produce high-quality reports, documentation, and presentations.
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage multiple levels of information and responsibilities, and to quickly assess highly-complex and urgent problems to develop an expedient path of resolution.
  • Experience with Excel, Canva, Power Point, Teams.
  • Familiar with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (EDI) best practices, and can direct nursing education efforts to address and close health equity gaps among marginalized populations and communities.


  • Master’s degree in nursing.
  • Program management experience.
  • Certification in nursing professional development.
  • Experience using instructional design software


  • 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: $112,100 - $216,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $53.69 - $103.69

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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