Registered Nurse

University of California, San Francisco
Parnassus Heights (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
009139 CLIN NURSE 2
Job Summary
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  • Utilizes the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide safe, therapeutic care
  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary and nursing teams
  • Carries out established nursing procedures and performs related duties as required
  • Performs nursing care for patients with more complex needs with assistance and supervision
  • Assists with the management of patient care administered by other members of the nursing team

  • Organization
    Req Number
    Job Title
    Registered Nurse
    Employee Class
    Shift Length
    12 Hours
    Nights, Variable
    Bargaining Unit
    California Nurses Association (CNA) - Registered Nurses Unit (NX)
    Job Category
    Nursing - Adult Medical Surgical, Nursing - Adult Services
    Required Qualifications
  • Two years recent RN clinical experience (within the last two years) in a Medical/Surgical acute care unit
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • BSN
  • Clinical experience with geriatric patients
  • Clinical experience with patients with behavioral health issues
  • Pain management experience
  • Previous clinical RN experience in an academic medical center

  • License/Certification
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

  • Position Type
    Full Time
    Department Name
    Medical/Surgical - Adult Medicine Unit
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
    Department Description
    The Adult Internal Medicine Unit cares for medicine patients ranging from young adults to the elderly presenting with a wide variety of diagnoses. Patients found on this unit are often admitted for acute exacerbations of complex chronic conditions with a focus on pulmonary, gastrointestinal, sickle cell, renal failure, medical-psychological, and endocrine conditions.

    In addition, patients are admitted for diagnostic work-up and treatment of new-onset infectious disease processes and palliative care. Continuous video camera monitoring and cardiac telemetry are also available, if needed, to provide comprehensive, safe patient care. This unit includes an innovative palliative care service, with trained staff and multidisciplinary resources.

    There are four dedicated Comfort Care Suites, for terminally-ill patients where a low-tech, high comfort environment is provided. These suites provide accommodations for family and friends to remain with patients around the clock. Amenities such as comfortable seating and artwork mimic a home setting for patients' loved ones. Cultural traditions around dying are actively supported. The nurse plays an integral role in the Palliative Care team which includes Attending physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, social workers and chaplain services. 

    The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) service is also integrated into this unit. ACE is an evidence-based program that aims to improve the experience and outcomes of hospitalized older adults. The target population for this program is older adults who live in the community with some degree of independence at baseline, but who are cognitively or functionally frail and, thus, at risk for hospital-acquired disability.

    The ACE order set includes nurse-driven prevention protocols, which focus on minimizing delirium and functional decline through cognitive stimulation and frequent mobilization. The ACE team work alongside the primary team of doctors, as they treat the acute medical diagnoses, with the goal of facilitating a safe and timely discharge back to the community.

    Nurses coordinate many alternate approaches to care such as massage, acupuncture, pet and music therapy, offered through the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. 

    Collaboration between our physician colleagues (teaching services and attending services) and multidisciplinary teams contributes to the high functioning teamwork found on this unit. The unit is also supported by the Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), ACE RN Program Coordinator, Medical/Surgical CNS/Educators and an Oncology CNS. This cohesive team approach allows our nurses to provide a high standard of innovative care to patients.

    Nursing based research that enhances nursing or improves patient care and safety is actively supported here. In addition, a nursing clinical leadership structure is provided to support and mentor nurses of all levels of experience.
    About UCSF
    At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

    Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.
    Pride Values
    UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

    In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

    Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
    Parnassus Heights (SF)

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