(RN) Nurse Manager, Acute Dialysis Services

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing


The Acute Dialysis Services Nurse Manager manages nursing and administrative operations in specific patient care areas. Implements changes to patient workflows and operational processes. Maintains 24 hour line management responsibility for the administration of fiscal, material and human resources.

The Nurse Manager is involved in ensuring optimal patient outcomes through effective leadership and/or provision of patient care delivery in assigned nursing unit(s) or area(s). Promotes environment for a shared voice in nursing practice and exchange of ideas to continually improve nursing and patient care outcomes. Accountable for the quality, safety, patient experience and cost-effectiveness of patient care. Consults and collaborates with other health care professionals to coordinate the management of patient care. Serves as a resource to staff, physicians, students and others.

UC San Diego Health's Acute Dialysis Services Department is responsible for all dialytic therapies including intermittent hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis, and apheresis at all UCSD locations including a unit at the San Diego County Jail. This position manages approximately 35 professional employees.

Supported by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD), UC San Diego Health's physician-scientists are part of one of only seven federally funded centers in the country dedicated to making state-of-the-art technologies and resources available for researchers who are investigating areas related to kidney disease. Part of our effort includes finding genetic factors for early detection, expansion of the international kidney transplant registry, and a study defining the genetic basis of ongoing drug-induced kidney injury.

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


  • A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the state of California.

  • BLS/CPR or BART certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum of seven (7+) or more years of relevant RN experience.

  • Demonstrated experience must include three to five (3 - 5) years of supervisory or management experience.

  • Knowledge to manage disaster incidents, sentinel events and ability to problem solve with critical thinking skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology and patient care workflows and processes.

  • Proven knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as related legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments.


  • A Master's Degree in Nursing or relevant area.
  • Specialty Certification (e.g. Certified Nephrology Nurse).
  • Three (3+) or more years of RN experience in Acute Dialysis, Apheresis, and/or Critical Care.
  • Five (5+) or more years of supervisory or management experience.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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