Per Diem RN-III
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns - San Diego, CA

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Per Diem


This position is located in Serra Mesa.

12-hour shift; 7:00 pm - 7:30 am, 3 weekend shifts in a 4 week schedule

Required Skills and Qualifications

Associate Nursing Degree

Current CPR and NRP certifications

Minimum 3 years clinical experience, with at least 1 year of experience in high risk labor and delivery

AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Course completed within last 2 years

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

BSN preferred

This Clinical Nurse position is for the Perinatal Special Care Unit (PSCU) caring for the high risk ante-partum and post-partum patients. Unit is budgeted for a census of 26 patients. Current ratio is 3:1 to 4:1.

A highly-skilled team including nurses and perinatologists, care for the high-risk antepartum patient on this specially designed 36-bed unit. Patients with preterm labor, complicated with diabetes and/or hypertension, comprise the majority of the patient population. Education and therapeutic activities are available to all patients including but not limited to Arts for Healing, Pet Therapy, High Tea Time, and A-Z Education.

In addition, patients are admitted for observation due to a motor vehicle accident, polynephritis, uncontrolled post-partum hypertension and/or diabetes or fertility treatment complications. As the length of stay ranges from a few days to several months, these nurses are challenged to meet the entire spectrum of needs for the PSCU patient and her family.

The Perinatal Special Care Unit (PSCU) at Sharp Mary Birch is designated for San Diego women who have premature labor, or whose pregnancies have been complicated by conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. There are education and therapeutic activities for patient such as Arts for Healing, Pet Therapy, High Tea Time, and A-Z Education. This unit is a first of its kind in San Diego and women who are admitted to this unit receives focused care no matter the duration of their stay.

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns is a nationally recognized, full-service Women's Hospital with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year and is part of the Sharp HealthCare system, which won the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Located in San Diego, it is nationally recognized for its care of expectant mothers and delivering babies, as well as its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – the largest in Southern California. Other services include Operating Room suites and PACU, Mother/Infant Services, Women’s Acute Care, and the Perinatal Special Care Unit with centralized monitoring specializing in high-risk antepartum care.

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns provides a full range of medical and surgical services for women of all ages, including robotic gynecologic surgery and oncology and is San Diego's only hospital dedicated to women's care. In 2009 and 2010, the hospital received the Press Ganey Summit Award for physician satisfaction scores above the 95th percentile or above for their two most recent physician partnership reports.

Essential Physical Requirements May Include




Twisting (trunk)

Twisting (neck)

Bending (waist)

Flexing/extending (neck)


Fine manipulation/pinching

Reaching below shoulder level

Reaching above shoulder level



Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)

Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)

Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer

Lift up to 50 pounds

Push/pull over 100 pounds

Carry up to 25 pounds

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.

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