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Registered Nurse - Med/Surg High Acuity Unit

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
April 19, 2024

Registered Nurse - Med/Surg High Acuity Unit

Medical/Surgical - High Acuity Unit

Full Time


Job Summary

  • 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

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Department Description

The Adult Medical / Surgical High Acuity unit provides care to a diverse adult patient population with an emphasis on acute and chronic medicine patients. The patients require more frequent or more complex nursing assessments and interventions. Up to 16 different services admit patients to this unit.

Common patient populations seen are respiratory compromise, cardiac conditions, kidney and liver patients and infectious diseases.

All 28 beds have telemetry and continuous pulse oximetry monitoring capability. Patients transition from the adult critical care units, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Emergency Department and acute care floors to this unit, depending on their condition and nursing care needs.

Nurses on this unit are a highly motivated group of professionals providing outstanding care to the entire patient populations served. Teamwork among our nursing staff, as well as physician and nurse collaboration, is well tuned and allows workflow to occur optimally.

The exposure to the diverse patient populations and varied levels of complexity in care provides nurses the ability to developing and hone keen assessment skills. The unit is fast paced and highly rewarding with many hands on learning opportunities available on a daily basis.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 18 months of recent RN clinical work experience in Med/Surg/Tele, TCU/Stepdown, or ICU unit
  • Experience in providing Tracheostomy Care
  • Telemetry rhythm analysis and experience performing nursing interventions related to analysis.
  • 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
  • PCCN


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

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.

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.



Job Code and Payroll Title

009139 CLIN NURSE 2

Job Category

Nursing - Adult Medical Surgical, Nursing - Adult Services

Bargaining Unit

California Nurses Association (CNA) - Registered Nurses Unit (NX)

Employee Class





Parnassus Heights (SF)


Days, Weekends, Variable

Shift Length

12 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday, Weekends