Director of Nursing

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 24, 2022
Full Time Administration/Operations Nursing

Job Description


Venice Family Clinic is a leader in providing comprehensive, high-quality primary health care to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. In November 2021, Venice Family Clinic merged with South Bay Family Health Care, uniting more than a century of experience helping patients regardless of their income, insurance or immigration status. The organization now has more than 500 staff who serve 45,000 people from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay. We have 17 locations plus two mobile clinics and an expansive street medicine program for people experiencing homelessness. Read more about us at:

The Director of Nursing will report to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and will work collaboratively with the COO and other leaders on the team. As the Director of Nursing at our Venice Family Clinic, you will: 

  • Perform management functions such as long-range planning, budget administration, personnel management, and resource allocation.
  • Provide clinical nursing and programmatic direction for all of our Venice Family Clinic's clinical locations. 
  • Coordinate training for all of the medical assistants and nursing staff.
  • Develop plans, policies and protocols for the Clinic's patient care programs, and identify new modalities for providing care
  • As part of the leadership team, focus on population health, social determinants of health, continuous quality improvement and innovation through design thinking and other means.  
  • As part of the health care team in the Clinic's primary health care clinic settings, oversee the supervision of certified medical assistants, volunteer clinic assistants, and Nurses. 
  • Directly provide primary care nursing services to the low-income and homeless of the Venice and Santa Monica communities. 


  • Current, active California Registered Nurse License. 
  • BSN with 4 years of clinical experience (three of which have had an administrative component); OR MSN with 3 years of clinical experience (two of which have had an administrative component); OR Doctorate in Nursing or equivalent discipline; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
  • Outpatient and primary nursing skills; demonstrated nursing work experience with children and adults.
  • Management experience; demonstrated experience in the supervision and training of RN’s and Nursing support staff.
  • Ability to perform historical, physical and behavioral status assessments.
  • Ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary team.
  • Working knowledge of child abuse reporting laws.
  • Understanding of the healthcare system and community environment in which organization functions.
  • Understanding of benchmarks and performance at comparable organizations.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Outpatient/Ambulatory Care regulatory requirements and performance improvement principles.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) communication skills is a plus but not required.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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