Job Description

Payroll Title:
Inpatient Women and Infants Services
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
12 hour shifts, Day and night shift available

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#117127 (RN) Perinatal Clinical Operations Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

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

This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/14/2022. 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 Perinatal Clinical Operations Coordinator will oversee daily operations and coordinate patient flow processes from triage to discharge for birthing patients, newborns, and neonates at our two distinct birthing centers. Our La Jolla campus at Jacobs Medical Center includes a level III regional NICU, labor & delivery unit, high-risk antepartum unit, birth center, and a postpartum unit. Our Hillcrest campus includes a level II community NICU and a labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP) unit. Our growing Women and Infants service line currently manages nearly 5,000 deliveries per year with quality metrics reflecting the highest standards of care and evidence-based practices.

This is a new position designed to provide essential 24/7 on-site leadership support to perinatal clinical teams and enhance operational efficiency, patient safety, and experience. Essential functions include:

  • Collaboration with nursing, physicians, and other department to resolve identified issues.
  • Communicates professionally verbally and in writing.
  • Identifies and develops action plans to resolve issues.
  • Contributes to utilization of supplies and resources in a cost-effective manner that supports delivery of care.
  • Distributes transparent and accurate patient flow metrics, census numbers, and staffing reports.
  • Assist leadership team with quality projects, data analysis, and reporting.

There are two 90% day shift, two 90% night shift, one 60% day shift, and one 60% night shift positions available.

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


  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Nursing.

  • 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.

  • NRP certification.

  • Three (3+) or more years of recent acute care RN experience in Postpartum, Labor & Delivery, and/or NICU.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage nursing teams.

  • Knowledge to manage emergent situations, sentinel events and ability to problem solve with critical thinking skills.


  • MSN

  • Clinical area certification (i.e. RNC) or Nursing Administration Certification.

  • AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certification.

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


  • This position has both clinical and administrative duties.
  • This position is eligible for shift differentials. Some weekend shifts required.
  • 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).

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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