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As part of the only academic medical center that provides specialized medical services to the San Diego community, we rise to meet the health care challenges that affect individuals in the region and the world. We provide all types of medical/surgical services, from routine procedures such as gall bladder removal to extremely delicate and specialized cancer surgeries, and complex reconstructive surgery. Here, you can advance your practice in a teaching, research driven environment rich in continuing educational opportunities. Nurses who join us will encounter exciting opportunities for growth in a stimulating, supportive milieu.
11West is 17-bed inpatient unit which specializes in Abdominal Transplant, Head and Neck Surgery, Urology, Reproductive Medicine, Vascular Surgery and Nuclear Medicine. It is located on the top floor, all private rooms with a solarium for patient and family use. We conduct daily multidisciplinary rounds for our transplant patients which promote strong collaboration and better communication Between disciplines. We created the healing cart which helps provide comfort to our dying patients. The unique services that we provide and the team work spirit of the staff makes this floor a challenging and rewarding unit to work and enhance your nursing skills.
6 East is a 22-bed inpatient care unit specializing in infectious disease, particularly HIV. We are one of the few treatment centers for HIV in the nation, providing inpatient care for the well-known outpatient Owen Clinic. We have hosted HIV nursing conferences that have been a source of learning for the nursing community in San Diego. We also specialize in the treatment of tuberculosis infection and other acute medical conditions such as meningitis, sickle-cell crisis, cellulitis and diabetes. We offer opportunities for professional growth, continued learning and career development. The wide variety of patients makes working here both rewarding and challenging.
6 West is an 18-bed general medicine unit. Nurses on this unit often have the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with their patients, and become well-versed in the treatment of liver and kidney diseases, COPD, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions. 6 West also is home to the Care Initiation Unit, a 5-bed unit where nurses complete initial assessments, data collection and interdisciplinary referral for new admissions to Med-Surg. We offer opportunities for professional growth, continued learning and career development.
This newly renovated 26-bed monitored unit is located at 10 East, which is also a Stroke Unit. 11 East is a newly opened 20-bed Surgical Telemetry unit that is staffed with a 24-hr Telemetry Monitor Technician and features satellite monitors at the nurses’ station, and uses the PCIS computerized charting system. The patient caseload includes Cardiac cases with Post MI, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy, Post Cardiology Intervention Cases, Stroke, Medical/Surgical, and Trauma Patients.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery has expertise in cartilage restoration and transplantation, foot and ankle surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, joint replacement and arthritis surgery, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spine surgery and sports medicine. The 27-bed unit located at 3 East, caters to adults only, and runs 12-hour shifts with flexible scheduling.
We offer the only Blood and Marrow Transplant program in San Diego that is affiliated with a renowned School of Medicine and accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Therapy (FACT). We focus on Blood and Marrow Transplant and the Oncology population with minimal Med/Surg overflow on our 27-bed private room unit. The growing list of diseases, as well as nonmalignant conditions we treat includes: lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease, acute and chronic leukemia, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, sarcoma, testicular cancer, aplastic anemia, auto-immune and genetic diseases.
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