RN/Unit Director (Adult Medical Surgical Unit)

Job Code: B_840128

LOCATION:  San Francisco Bay Area (CA)

Exceptional opportunity to join a health system consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one hospital in California – and among the top six in the country. This Health System is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. This is the place to best use your skills and talents as it offers the ideal atmosphere in an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth with a multitude of services provided from basic lab test to complex multi-organ transplants.  With this, comes extreme learning opportunities in medical technology advancement and the billing regulations for the variety of services and treatments provided to its patients. At the same time, enjoy an impressive array of health and welfare benefits, as well as programs for a secure retirement.

The Unit Director 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. Direct reports are typically supervisor level.

The ACE unit is a specialized medical/surgical hospital unit with a team of nurses, patient care assistants, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapy physicians and advanced practice providers trained to meet the needs of older hospitalized individuals.  Patients admitted to this unit will have their care plan reviewed daily on interdisciplinary rounds by this specialized ACE team. They make recommendations for the primary admitting team to improve independence and function, prevent delirium and other potential complications that may occur as a result of hospitalization, and improve transitions of care for elder patients.

This unit is currently a Respiratory Isolation Unit that provides care to a diverse patient population with an emphasis on acute and complex medicine patients. The patients come from a wide range of medicine services, and up to 16 different medical services admit patients to this unit.

There are 31 beds which have remote telemetry and continuous pulse oximetry monitoring capability. The majority of the admissions come from the Emergency Department or as pre-admissions from home for chemotherapy. Patients also come as downgrades out of Critical or Transitional Care Units. 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.

Professional growth and development is the foundation of the unit culture and philosophy. This Adult General Medicine Unit with specialties in Solid Oncology and Palliative Care strongly supports nurses by providing them with the necessary resources and skills to be successful in this extraordinary environment. Nurses keep abreast of the current trends in evidenced based care through participation in classes and conferences.

The staff also actively participate in many quality improvement projects, innovative research, and community collaborative efforts.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated hospital management skills, with progressive expertise in patient care services. Knowledge to manage disaster incidents, critical events and ability to problem solve with critical thinking skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR certification
  • ANCC certification in Gerontology or Med/Surg required within six (6) months of hire
  • Strong interpersonal skills to create and maintain a climate for effective communication and collaborative decision making
  • Strong leadership, fiscal and operations management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with physicians, management and staff from all disciplines. Ability to create and maintain a goal-oriented climate of teamwork, collaboration and consistent achievement of objectives
  • Knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology and patient care workflows and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as related legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or relevant area preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of Nurse Management experience in an acute Med Surg, Stepdown, or Critical Care unit
  • Experience in an ACE unit
  • Experience working with elder patients
  • Prior leadership in a union environment
  • Prior experience managing a departmental budget


The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

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