Job Description

Payroll Title:
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Executive Drive
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

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#111910 (RN) Per Diem Float Nurse - Transplant

Filing Deadline: Tue 1/25/2022

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 this is a per diem appointment.

UC San Diego career employees will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.

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

This position will remain open until filled.


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.

Under the supervision of the attending faculty physician and clinical nurse lead or NP, the RN responsible for providing clinical assistance and support in treating and managing the pre and post-transplant care of transplant patients Acts as key member of the multidisciplinary transplant teams. Solves complex clinical problems and communicates directly with the attending physician. Consultant and liaison for patients and their families with attending physicians, house staff, social workers, financial and administrative staff, and community physicians. Provides teaching to patients, staff, and community organizations. Collaborate with attending physicians on admissions, discharges and outpatient care. Works closely with administrative team to fulfill QA and regulatory requirements. Position may cross train to cover nursing positions in pre and post-transplant as well as the transplant multispecialty clinic.

Position may cross train to cover nursing positions in pre and post-transplant as well as the transplant multispecialty clinic.


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

  • RN license issued by the State of California.

  • BART or BLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six months of hire date.

  • Must have a minimum of two years of recent nursing experience.

  • Must have proven independent thinking, decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills.

  • Excellent skills to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.


  • BSN or BSN in progress.
  • Previous transplant or organ procurement experience.
  • Critical Care, Step-down or Emergency Department experience.
  • Experience caring for transplant patients.
  • Cardiac, Pulmonology, Renal or Hepatology nursing experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work specific days of the week based on clinic’s business needs.

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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