Job Description

Payroll Title:
KOP Peri-Op
Hiring Pay Scale
$62.88 - $88.01 / Hour
Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 10 hours shift, Monday-Friday

#128286 (RN) OR Clinical Coordinator - KOP Peri-Op

Filing Deadline: Mon 6/17/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6-5-24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6-10-24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health CNA (NX) represented 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 CNA (NX) represented applicant pool.


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.

UC San Diego Health’s Perioperative Services is growing and we invite you to join our team! In addition to working for San Diego’s only academic medical center, this position is eligible for our outstanding benefits package day one of employment.

The Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion is an outpatient clinical facility on UC San Diego Health's La Jolla campus. The facility includes eight surgery suites, basic and advanced imaging, physical therapy and pain management - plus infusion and apheresis services. The four-floor, 156,000-square-foot facility opened in March 2018.

Under the supervision of Perioperative Leadership (Nurse Director and/or Nurse Manager) the Nurse Coordinator performs daily administration of surgical scheduling, conflict checking, and staff assignments for specific surgical service line(s).

As the clinical expert in the surgical service line, the coordinator will perform active scrub nurse/direct patient care duties as needed to maintain skill set, serve as a role model, and develop new policy and procedures for the service line(s).

Daily work entails morning and afternoon rounds to preemptively manage issues. Develop work schedules as required for the specialty teams using established guidelines within the Periop program. Review daily OR schedules and changes of shift assignments, adjusts staffing needs to meet team and unit needs. Perform conflict checks for equipment, instruments, devices, and ancillary staffing requirements.

Long-term strategic planning and program development activities include: ensuring systems, procedures, and equipment/supplies are organized such that direct patient care activities achieve the highest level of quality/cost standards. Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams (CC, ORSC, Anesthesiology, Surgical Teams, Surgical Pavilions, Strategic Sourcing, Biomedical Engineering, Data Administration, Facilities, Information Technology, Central Sterile Supply, Radiology) in order to proactively plan for department growth, on boarding of new surgeons, the addition of new procedures and technology.

Quality management and Process Improvement activities include: Development of, or participation in, departmental quality metrics and QA activities for specialty service line(s).

Education and training activities include: in services for new hires, mentoring and coaching of nurses cross covering service line(s); on boarding of new surgeons/residents/fellows to the service line; in services for new procedures, equipment or technologies used by the service line(s). Development of teaching/training materials for new procedures, equipment or technologies used by the service line(s).

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


  • Graduate of an NLN accredited school/college of nursing.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or higher.
  • 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.
  • Two (2) years of OR specialty/multiple service line experience both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills.


  • CNOR or Certification within the surgical specialty.
  • Five (5) years of OR nursing experience.


  • Flexible to work variable 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $131,293 - $183,765 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $62.88 - $88.01

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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