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UCLA Health Administrative Nurse I - Outpatient Surgery PTU/PACU in Los Angeles, California


Make a significant impact with a world-class health system.

Contribute to award-winning, Magnet™-designated patient care. Experience

unequaled professional rewards. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

The Administrative Nurse I of the Surgery Center PTU/PACU is responsible for all

aspects of nursing care delivery within the area.

Management responsibilities include the management of the patient

care unit, nursing personnel and the delivery of patient care on an assigned

shift in the Surgery Center PTU/PACU. Clinical responsibilities include direct

and continuing responsibility for the nursing care of patients on an assigned

shift; activities assuring comfort, safety, dignity, and continuity; the

evaluation and assistance in upgrading all, serving as a role model for shift

staff. Leadership responsibilities include the provision of leadership and

direction on an assigned shift, functioning as a resource person, working

collaboratively with others to achieve the goals of patient care unit;

supporting the educational and teaching efforts of the unit. Staff development

responsibilities include assisting in providing learning experiences for shift

staff and students. Serves as a resource. Researcher responsibilities include

assisting and identifying researchable patient problems; implementing and

applying research as directed. Consultant provides administrative and clinical

consultation on an assigned shift.


  • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing with a BSN or MSN. Current and valid California RN license required. Current BLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required.

  • 2 years or greater of PTU/PACU, ER or ICU experience required

  • Previous charge experience required.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of patient care.

  • Develop the principles of sound fiscal management.

  • Develop management principles and practices.

  • Ability to lead, make sound clinical and administrative judgment related to patient care and to personnel administering that care.

  • Ability to counsel and teach.

  • Competency in speaking English clearly and distinctly using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.

  • Ability to organize workload, set priorities which reflect the relative importance of the job responsibilities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with staff, patients, and families.

  • Ability to write concisely and maintain written communication.

  • Working knowledge of University, Medical Center and Departmental policies and procedures.

  • Ability to support institutional standards and operations systems.

UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.