(RN) Registered Nurse- Plastic Surgery - 115762

University of California - San Diego
La Jolla, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/18/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/28/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health CNA (NX) represented 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 CNA (NX) represented applicant pool.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% 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 outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Nurse Role in the Division of Plastic Surgery will be responsible for balancing a resource role and a cosmetic role depending on their relevant experience. As resources nurse they will be assisting the providers and clinic. Once trained they will also be providing post-operative care off of their own schedule under the direction of a provider. The patient population they will be taking care of will be our reconstruction patients: Cancer, burn, trauma and transgender. Duties will include:

  • Triage
  • Addressing patient messages
  • Prescription refills
  • Direct patient care
  • Pre-Operative care/education
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Assisting with in office procedures

When working as a cosmetic nurse they will be caring for our existing patients in addition to building their own cosmetic practice. Responsibilities will include administering injections, performing treatments, client consultations, working with clients to develop treatment plans to reach their desired goals, sales of products and services, and ensuring the safety of all clients when performing treatments. This position will be expected to perform a variety of cosmetic services including:

  • Laser Skin Services
  • Chemical Peels
  • Coolsculpting
  • Injectables (Botox/Fillers)
  • Microneedling
  • PRP Injections in face/head
  • Client Consultations

This position will require the selected candidate to develop a deep understanding of medical aesthetics and an ability to work with the clinic manager to optimize cosmetic workflows within the areas of quality, service, access, engagement, and departmental budgetary goals.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

  • Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) 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 recent inpatient acute, critical care, emergency nursing, or procedural nursing or related experience.

  • Must have at least (3) years of experience in medical aesthetics.

  • Strong knowledge of current patient care techniques/trends in skincare and injectables.
  • Experience with cosmetic services including Botox & Filler Injectables, Microneedling (with and without PRP), Chemical Peels, Laser Services (Skin Resurfacing, IPL, Vascular/Veins, Pigment & Tattoo) & Coolsculpting.
  • Plastic surgery/Cosmetics/Dermatology/Surgical experience.
  • Procedural experience.
  • BSN.
  • ACLS and/or ART.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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