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UC LVN / SRS UC/AHP Float Pool / Copley / Per Diem / Variable Shift / $2,500 Sign on Bonus for External Candidates

Job ID JR131257 Date posted 11/16/2022
San Diego, California
  • Copley Drive
  • Variable
  • Per Diem
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At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.

Success Profile

Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful nursing professional at Sharp? View some of the traits we’re looking for below.

  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical Thinker

We are Sharp

Our Mission and Values

At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.


  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

Job Details


Shift Start Time:


Shift End Time:


Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:


What You Will Do
Assists patients, staff and physicians as needed to maintain a high level of efficiency of operations and customer service while providing quality care to a designated patient population.

Required Qualifications

  • California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians -REQUIRED
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
  • ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
  • Vocational Nurse IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification - Various-Employee provides certificate -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 Year LVN experience in a clinical area
  • Ambulatory care experience

Essential Functions

  • Clinical expert
    Demonstrates technical expertise and competency, and works within scope of practice
    Acts as a clinical resource as needed
    Partners with providers to continuously learn and expand clinical knowledge base
    Maintains current knowledge of medications and administration techniques
  • Communication and teamwork
    Participates in technical and clinical in-services, customer service training, mock codes and pharmacy fairs
    May act as preceptor for new nurses
    Uses positive communication skills, identifies issues, makes suggestions related to access, patient care and patient satisfaction to immediate supervisor and offers solutions for resolution in cooperation with other team members
    Gives and receives feedback about care and service delivery in a positive and constructive manner
    Displays a willingness to float and assist in other departments and at other sites
    Attends and participates in departmental and unit activities such as meetings and training
    Performs all other duties as required by Director, Patient Care Manager, coordinator, lead, or supervisor
  • Department efficiency and effectiveness
    Ensures prompt and efficient return of messages according to established policy
    Troubleshoots and resolves problem calls
    Responsible for receiving ancillary results, routing to provider and forwarding to medical records as appropriate
    Monitors patient flow and provider schedules
    Completes daily tasks to ensure quality and meet service standards
    Reviews charges for accuracy and completeness
    Follows policy and procedure for entering items into OCM
    Completes work within assigned hours
    Demonstrates clear knowledge and accountability of quality regulations and standards for department
    Maintains quality assurance book/list on unit
    Performs all other duties as required by Director, Patient Care Manager, coordinator, lead, or supervisor
  • Nursing skills
    Demonstrates clinical nursing skills in Urgent Care as measured by providing direct patient care and successfully performing nursing tasks in assigned area
    Demonstrates technical expertise and competency within established scope of practice
    Uses universal precautions and demonstrates knowledge and practice of infection control policies and procedures
  • Patient education
    Provides specific educational materials and individual teaching in partnership with providers
  • Phone management
    Listens to patients, collects pertinent information, recognizes the urgency of patient's problem and routes to providers as necessary
    Returns phone calls according to provider instruction
    May schedule patient appointments
    Clearly documents information in patient's clinical record or departmental logs
    Types proficiently and accurately; has the ability to proof work.
    Consistently abides by and demonstrates the Sharp Healthcare Telephone Standards.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Vocational Nurse IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification - Various-Employee provides certificate; California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - CA Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians; ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association

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