Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$170,000 - 192,800
Hillcrest Medical Center
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Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

#130710 Workplace Violence Prevention Program Manager

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/19/2024

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.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/10/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


This role will serve as a workplace violence prevention expert clinician, educator, researcher, consultant, and leader for nursing staff, patients, families, and members of inter-professional health care teams. The Workplace Violence Prevention Program Manager uses a clinical lens to develop, implement, and manage programs aimed at preventing violence against healthcare workers. This individual works collaboratively with stakeholders across the health system to prevent violence.

The position will design comprehensive programs tailored to the organization's specific needs. This involves conducting assessments to identify risk factors for violence, reviewing current policies and procedures, and collaborating with stakeholders including healthcare professionals, law enforcement agencies, and community organizations to develop effective mitigation strategies. This may involve evaluating the physical environment for potential hazards, assessing patient populations for risk factors associated with violence, and implementing security measures to enhance safety. Analyzes data related to violent incidents within the healthcare facility to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement. By tracking incidents and analyzing root causes, they can develop targeted interventions to reduce the incidence of violence and enhance staff safety. Additionally, establish standards for management during incidents and appropriate post-event responses.

Ensures policies and procedures related to violence prevention are effectively implemented throughout the organization. This may involve training staff on recognizing and responding to potentially violent situations and regularly reviewing and updating policies based on feedback and emerging best practices.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN).

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.

  • Five (5) or more years of relevant experience. Relevant experience - program management, overseeing education programs, managing policies and procedures.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience with patient populations and conditions that have a higher incidence of violence (trauma-informed care, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, etc.).

  • Advanced knowledge of methodology for implementing evidence-based practice, data collection, analysis, and reporting.

  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to assess highly-complex issues and develop multiple options for resolution.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide education, training, and direction to nursing staff, and to develop positive working relationships with patients, families, employees, and outside agencies as required.

  • Advanced skills in written and verbal communications, with the ability to convey complex and / or sensitive information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Advanced knowledge of developing and delivering clinical nursing education and training material for orientation, class training and skills / competency learning and leadership development.

  • Advanced organizational and project management skill to lead a team, prioritize tasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule.

  • Advanced knowledge of a broad spectrum of professional nursing practices and issues and in-depth knowledge in a clinical nursing specialty area.

  • Experience in de-escalation training. Ideally in implementation.


  • A Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN).
  • Advanced computer knowledge, ability to research current practice, collation of statistical data, and development of appropriate presentation techniques.
  • Professional certification.
  • Experience with electronic health record.
  • Experience with learning management system.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $112,100 - $243,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $53.69 - $116.67

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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