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Emergency Department

Emergency Nurses

Join an ED Where you Can Really Make and Feel the Difference

As the only academic medical center in San Diego, UC San Diego Health System sets the standard for quality care. We have a Level I Trauma designation, a Regional Burn Center, and a JACHO certified Stroke Center.
Are you looking for the “adrenaline rush” that you can only get in emergency nursing? Well, look no more. We offer challenging and rewarding careers for experienced clinical RNs:

  • A diverse patient population with complex conditions requiring sophisticated medical interventions that can only be found in an academic Emergency Department like UC San Diego’s.
  • A multidisciplinary team environment of physicians, nurses, technicians and administrative partners.
  • Flexible schedules – evenings and nights, 12-, 10- and 8-hour shifts in full-time, part-time and per diem positions to accommodate nurses’ busy family commitments.

Emergency NurseUC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest

Our Medical Center in Hillcrest location underwent a $1.5 million remodel for our 20-bed Emergency Department. We use "Webcharts,” a completely web-based, computerized charting system, with electronic links to lab, radiology and cardiology services. The Medical Center has a Level 1 Trauma Center and the trauma unit is affiliated with the SICU. The ED sees about 37,000 patients a year. 

La Jolla Emergency Department

Our La Jolla location inside the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is primarily staffed by faculty and functions as a community hospital, and sees approximately 20,000 patients a year. 

Specialty Recognition

Several exciting innovations have recently been incorporated into the care of patients in the ED. One is the Stroke Center certification earned by the Neurology Department in collaboration with the ED. Another is the recently incorporated "STEMI" ST elevation MI protocol that allows medics in the field to initiate a cardiology consultation prior to the patient arriving in the ED and UC San Diego Health System hospitals. This leads to rapid activation of the Cardiac Catheterization Team.

Shared Governance

The Nursing Department has many active committees: Process Improvement, Education, Safety, Disaster and Patient Satisfaction Committee.

Ideal Candidates

We require a current California RN license, CPR and ACLS certification plus demonstrated nursing clinical skills to identify and implement nursing interventions and evaluate results for Emergency Room patients. Related Emergency Room experience highly desirable. In addition to excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you do your best work in a busy team environment.

Contact Us Now

If you’d like to apply your skills in supporting advanced practices and technology in an academic setting, we’d like to talk with you.