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Job #1683: Healthcare

Job Code:#1683

Title:RN - Med/Surg RN (Plastic or Wound Care)

Job Type:Permanent

Job Location:San Francisco CA

Job Description:

Position: RN - Med/Surg RN (Plastic or Wound Care)Facility: UCSF

Job Details:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

  • Current healthcare provider BLS CPR certification.

  • Minimum of 5 years medical surgical experience.

  • Two years Plastics Surgery outpatient practice experience.

  • Knowledge and coordination of pre and post-operative care relating to Plastic Surgery.

Minimum of 2 yrs critical care experience.


  • CA – R.N. License and BLS CPR certification.

    JOB SUMMARYWorks under the direction of the Division Chair, Division Manager and attending faculty. Supports the goals and philosophy of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Department of Surgery. Works in the clinical office of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery located at the Parnassus and Mt. Zion campus. 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. Assists the faculty members and residents with initial patient interactions, including interviews with patients; pre-operative and post-operative counseling regarding procedures, and coordinating care with other services. Responsible for medical equipment, purchasing implants, expanders and other supplies/ items needed for surgery and the clinic. In addition, assists with minor office procedures.


Identify the functions or tasks that employees in the job perform. The essential functions should state the purpose of the work and the results to be accomplished, rather than how the function is performed. Of the tasks listed, what percentage of time is devoted to each?The more time employees spend on a function, the more likely it is that the function is essential. Generally, include those functions that account for 10% or more of the work, i.e., key items that contribute significantly to the achievement of the job. The functions should add up to 100%.

Clinical duties:• Responsible for maintaining the knowledge and abilities essential to the performance of stated behaviors. • Carries out legal responsibilities within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act. • Establish pre and post-operative care protocols with the faculty.• Assist faculty and residents with individual clinics and patient care including:• Arrange and assist with in office minor surgical procedures o Assist with tissue expansion o Remove sutures o Remove and apply dressing as indicated.• Obtain supplies and equipment for individual procedures.• Provide telephone triage for patients with complications and notify appropriate physicians.• Initiate and process emergency admission to hospital as indicated.• Maintain files of patients requiring skilled nursing facility home care, and prescription refills.

Patient education:

  • Provide information to patients and families regarding pre-operative evaluations ad post-operative expectations, wound care, drain care, and complications.

  • Implement pre-operative teaching as indicated regarding blood donation, bowel preps, abstinence of tobacco, aspirin and non-steroidals.

  • Provide information on pre-operative tests and schedule asteriograms, CT scans, hand therapy and occupational therapy.

  • Provide patient education regarding injectables and skin care cosmetic products.

  • Provide information to patients for support groups and/or provide a former patient to speak with them.

Administrative duties:• Maintain close working relationship with administrative staff to ensure the needs of the patient and faculty are met.• Coordinate with operating room staff to assure that supplies, special equipment, and medications are available for the patient.• Maintain list of pending surgeries in operating room of patients requiring implant, tissue expanders, and custom implants.• Coordinates patient; provide pre- and post-op photos as needed.• Maintain and order clinical supplies and forms for office.• Responsible for ordering, stocking, data entry and bookkeeping including purchase costs and sales income for injectables and skin care cosmetic products.• Apprise residents of pre-op work-ups, patient transfers and changes in operating room schedule.• Provide information to potential patients regarding procedures available at UCSF.