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Unit Manager - MICU, San Francisco, CA

Organization: UCSF Health
Category: Manager
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Job Posted: November 15, 2021
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Job Summary

Involved in ensuring optimal patient outcomes through effective leadership and / or provision of patient care delivery in assigned nursing unit(s) or area(s). Promotes environment for a shared voice in nursing practice and exchange of ideas to continually improve nursing and patient care outcomes. Accountable for the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. Consults and collaborates with other health care professionals to coordinate the management of patient care. Serves as a resource to staff, physicians, students and others.

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is comprised of a sixteen bed ICU. Patients are primarily admitted to the 9th floor ICU for medical diagnosis. This unit is a fast-paced, highly specialized units providing exceptional quality care to critically ill adults with a wide array of medical disorders including those who undergo a variety of complex medical diagnoses, interventional treatments, and advance research treatment modalities.

The Medical ICU cares for complex patients including patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with proning as an intervention, hematology/oncology, septic shock, diabetic crisis, and acute and chronic kidney failure requiring continuous rental replacement therapy (CRRT). The unit offers a variety of advanced monitoring techniques and innovative interventions that allow for the best possible outcome for the patients. Patient care is driven by a multifaceted approach geared towards the highest quality of individualized care.

Required Qualifications

  • Progressive and recent nursing administration and leadership experience in an Intensive Care Unit in an academic medical center at the assistant nurse manager or above level (within the last 5 years)
  • Strong hospital management experience, with progressive and in-depth expertise in patient care services. Knowledge of hospital / clinic operations in a hospital or medical center setting; knowledge of appropriate professional standards for the department and team.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills to foster and promote an environment for effective communication and collaborative decision making across multiple units and disciplines.
  • Excellent 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 co
  • Strong knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology and patient care workflows and processes.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as related legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments.
  • Flexibility to work at all UCSF locations as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree
  • AACN RN Specialty Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN)
  • ANCC RN specialty certification in Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive-Advanced


  • BLS by American Heart Association
  • ACLS by American Heart Association

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.


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