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University of California Merced
  • Position Number: 4866635
  • Location: Merced, CA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Nursing Manager

University of California Merced

Job ID


Full/Part Time
Full Time

Hiring Range

The University of California, Merced is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is $102,300 - $197,700. The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $120,000 - $130,000 (salary may exceed approved range for exceptionally qualified candidate).

Job Closing Date

Initial Applicant review will take place on or around January 5, 2024.

Funds may be available for moving expense reimbursement.

If you are an out-of-state applicant or hold an out-of-state RN License, please indicate in your cover letter when you applied for California State RN License.

If you have questions about this recruitment, please email

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

The Merced 2020 Project, a $1.3 billion public-private partnership unprecedented in higher education and completed in 2020, nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced also operates the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

The university's mission of educational excellence and rigorous inquiry is powered by three schools and numerous research institutes and centers that seek scientific and social solutions for the Valley, California and the world. In partnership with UC San Francisco, UC Merced is preparing the way for a rigorous medical education program.

The course of UC Merced's evolution is piloted by a long-range strategic plan. Enacted in 2021, the 10-year blueprint is guiding how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway to earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted in each campus unit.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Student Health Medical Director, the Nursing Manager is responsible for direct oversight of the nursing and medical assistant teams. This position functions in a management role, performing multiple duties for the UCM Student Health Center including, but not limited to: overseeing all nursing and medical assistant duties and services including vaccine management and RN in-person patient visits; providing oversight of compliance to department standards, policies and procedures by nursing and medical assistant staff; quality improvement and performance improvement activities for nurses and medical assistants; ensuring safety and environmental and infection control standards are followed and performing clinical nursing care.

In coordination with the Medical Director, this position oversees a comprehensive compliance program to include HIPAA, UCM SHS Policies and Procedures, RL Solutions incident reporting system, and full compliance with the American Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) standards.

Key Responsibilities:

1) STAFF SUPERVISION: Accountable for scope of practice for nurses and Medical Assistants, including professional development trainings and ongoing competencies; Oversees and coordinates triage of patients, oversee and manage related protocols and procedures to ensure appropriate disposition, including patients served by after-hours service. Recruits, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates nursing and medical assistant staff in accordance with State and Federal Laws, University personnel policies; Monitors, evaluates and directs corrective and disciplinary actions; Identifies staff continuing education needs and recommend programs; and Facilitates department staff meetings.

2) ADMINISTRATION: Manages the daily operations of unit or department, maintaining patient care objectives, clinical protocols, policies, and procedures; Manages the scheduling of nursing and medical assistant staff according to patient acuity and to assure optimal nursing and medical assistant services across units or sub-units; Collaborates with Medical Director to review and adjust staffing to meet fluctuating patient care and budgetary constraints; Collaborates with other SHS supervisors to build effective care delivery teams that foster communication and cooperation in cost effective delivery of services; In conjunction with Wellness Coordinator collaborates on medical supply orders to ensure adequate inventory of medical supplies, including vaccines, per department guidelines; Develops standardized procedures and monitors compliance in collaboration with the Medical Director; Collaborates with Medical Director on quality and performance improvement activities; Maintenance of AAAHC standards in relation to Nursing and Medical Assistant duties in support of overall clinic quality improvement program and accreditation; Participates in team meetings; Assesses/assures safety and maintenance of patient care environments and equipment; Oversees and coordinates SHS review and response to submitted questionnaires and materials related to care for entering and continuing students, including (but not limited to) entrance TB/immunization requirements and travel; Reviews and researches patient complaints and incident reports; initiates resolutions and corrective action; Serves on campus and SHS committees, as appropriate; and Coordinates with campus partners to oversee and develop nursing outreach clinics, as indicated.

3) PATIENT CARE: Performs RN duties at the top of a nurse's clinical scope, utilizing SHS policies and protocols; Provides patient care, obtains appropriate consultation and arranges appropriate transfers; Provides patient education to support self-care and health maintenance; Maintains patient records and reports according to standards required by the State, University and SHS; Communicates with patients via phone and secure messaging, as appropriate; Administers injections, triages patients, orders and interprets tests according to written protocols; and Participates in Peer Review process.



  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Public Health from an accredited university (required); or

  • Advanced degree in Nursing or Public Health (preferred); and

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in nursing, health care, or other closely related area (required); and

  • Experience in a supervisory or leadership position (preferred); and

  • Experience in a college/university health care setting (preferred).

  • Must have current and valid California State RN License (required), or currently in the process of obtaining.

  • Must have CPR Certification (required).

    Critical Knowledge, Experience, and Competencies:

  • Solid knowledge of supervising a medical care unit.

  • Solid knowledge of patient needs and care assessment.

  • Broad clinical skills in providing and supervising the appropriate medical care to patients.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with patients, staff members, and other members of the medical community.

  • Knowledge and experience in best practices of leadership and supervision of nursing staff.

  • Ability to work independently to utilize skills for problem prevention in patient care process; conflict resolution, change facilitation and problem solving.

  • Knowledge of electronic/medical record systems.

  • Demonstrated skill in gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing complex data for application in planning, assessment, and identifying patterns and formulating logical and objective conclusions.

  • Ability to work independently and follow through on projects with minimal direction.

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.

  • Experience working with a diverse patient population with a variety of cultural influences.

  • Knowledge of standard references for benchmarking, quality, and performance improvement.

  • Knowledge of AAAHC accreditation standards, compliance standards, policies and procedures.

    Background Check

    Background check and fingerprinting will be required.

    Policy Statement

    How to Apply:
    An online application is required for each position to apply. The University of California, Merced is aware that some web-based application processes may be cumbersome for differently abled applicants. Where appropriate, alternative accommodations will be provided. For applicants with disabilities who need additional assistance using TAM, or reasonable accommodations during the interview or search process, please contact

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. UC Merced intentionally promotes and maintains a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace by demonstrating it neither condones nor tolerates employment practices that discriminate against or harass any person or specific group of persons on the basis listed above. We seek candidates who will support our vision to cultivate a vibrant, equity-minded, inclusive excellence university community. When applying to UC Merced, we strongly encourage you to reflect on our Principles of Community and our 2021 strategic plan.

    Vaccination Program Policy:

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.

    Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
    The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
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