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Company: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% 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 quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) RN is responsible for the care of women and infants before, during and after birth. The LDRP unit sits in the Hillcrest Medical Center – a Level I Trauma Center and home to a Level II NICU onsite. Duties include, but are not limited to, triage, OR and recovery. Those successful will have excellent critical thinking and time management skills and be self-motivated, patient advocates, and effective communicators.

Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.

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


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • RN License issued by the State of California.

  • BART or BLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six months of hire date.

  • NRP certification.

  • AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring certification.

  • Minimum two years of Labor & Delivery RN experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSN.

  • ACLS and/or ART certification.

  • Two years of LDRP RN experience highly preferred.

Special Conditions

  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Selected candidate may be hired at the CNIII level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council.

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