Job Description

Payroll Title:
Medicine/Coronary Care
Hiring Salary Range
$55.98 - $78.46 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Nights, 12 hr shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#120960 (RN) Registered Nurse - New to Medicine IMU/PCU

Initial Review Date: Tue 1/31/2023

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 01/19/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/31/2023. 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.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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 new to specialty IMU/PCU allows experienced nurses to continue their nursing journey and expand their clinical skills. Extended clinical orientation and PCU classroom courses have been developed especially for nurses new to the PCU specialty. With over 50 hours of specialty coursework, The UC San Diego Progressive Care Orientation Series prepares the new to PCU RN to care for our specific patient populations and understand UC San Diego policies and guidelines. Participants learn through didactic, case study, reflection and skill-based coursework preparing the learner to work within the three levels of care identified within Progressive Care, including Acute Care, Acute Care with telemetry and Intermediate Level of Care (IMU). PCU Series learning objectives parallel the curriculum of AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) and developed to support a culture of excellence and safety.

10 East is a 26-bed progressive care unit with an average 1:3 nurse-to-patient ratio. Patients are on continuous cardiac monitoring, receive titratable IV medications, and benefit from various diagnostic tests and interventional treatments. High acuity patients with both chronic and acute health conditions are admitted to 10 East. Diagnoses vary widely but include ones such as CHF, NSTEMI, Endocarditis, Stroke, COPD, DKA, and alcohol withdrawal. Become a part of our 10 East Medicine team! We have a broad mix of nursing staff from new graduate nurses to seasoned nurses with over 20 years of experience. Our nurses have a wide variety of educational backgrounds and professional development is encouraged. Hands-on and classroom based educational opportunities are available through our Nursing Education, Development and Research Department (EDR) consisting of Educators and Clinical Nurse Specialists. Unit support includes manager, day shift and night shift assistant manager, dedicated advance practice specialist, clinical nurse educator, 12-hour resource nurse, certified nursing assistants and tele techs.

Nurses on 10 East Medicine also participate in shared governance at both the unit and organizational levels, contributing to the overall goals of UC San Diego Health’s Nursing Strategic Plan, the development of professional nursing practice, and improved quality outcomes.

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.

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART (UC San Diego Health Advanced Resuscitation Training) within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Must have at least two (2) years of recent acute care RN experience.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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


  • BSN/MSN.
  • Experience with Medicine and/or Cardiac Patient Populations.
  • PCCN Certification.
  • Recent experience with navigating and charting within electronic medical records.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $116,886 - $163,825 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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