Job Description

Payroll Title:
JMC Operating Room
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#119993 (RN) Registered Nurse - Abdominal Transplant Coord

Extended Deadline: Tue 12/6/2022

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.

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11-16-2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11-21-2022. 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.

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 dutiesas 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).

Other related duties as required.

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


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.
  • RN License issued by the State of California.
  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date.
  • Five (5) years of OR nursing experience with at least two (2) of those years in transplant surgery.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills.


  • CNOR or Certification within the surgical specialty.
  • ACLS and/or ART


  • 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.

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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