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

#111799 (RN) Registered Nurse - Pulmonary

Initial Review Date: Wed 9/29/2021

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 09/27/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/06/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health 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 RN/NP applicant pool.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% 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 quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Clinical Nurse II provides clinically expert triage and case management for the Lung Pulmonary Center. The CN II will serve as a liaison between patients, physicians, and other allied health professionals, assessing and determining the acuity of patient symptoms and communicating these to the physicians as appropriate. The CN II will interview patients regarding presenting problems to determine and expedite disposition, as well as perform hands-on patient education and assist with procedures done in clinic.

The CN II will perform outpatient nursing functions, patient case management, assist physicians and other allied health professionals as required, convey instructions and diagnostic test results to patients and provide health education as needed. The CN II will respond to all EPIC messages and refill requests, provide inhaler and bronchial hygiene education, provide vaccinations, assist with oxygen therapy and oxygen requirement testing, assist with positive airway pressure education and mask fitting to maximize adherence (after training), administer biologic agents (after training), maintain and restock equipment and supplies, and sterilize instruments.

The CN II is responsible for triaging all incoming patient calls and electronic messages to prioritize and resolve as appropriate while managing and documenting all communications in the electronic medical record system.

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 within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum one (1) year of active nursing experience.

  • Must be able to meet HIPAA compliance upon hire.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and basic medical equipment.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, using tact and diplomacy in order to interact effectively with all levels of professional staff and a diversity of patients.


  • BSN.
  • Experience in Pulmonary Nursing and triage expertise to identify and implement nursing interventions.
  • Demonstrated skill in interpreting lab test results commonly used in the clinical area.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of outpatient services with recent direct patient care experience.
  • Two (2) years of clinical nursing experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in a Pulmonary setting.
  • Knowledge and skill in performing emergency procedures.


  • 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).

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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