Job Description

Payroll Title:
NURSE PRACT 2
Department:
NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Various
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111719 (NP) Nurse Practitioner II, Neurosurgery

Filing Deadline: Mon 9/20/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/16/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/27/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health RN/NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will be considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the "gold standard" for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas, which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

This position functions as part of a pool of inpatient APPs covering all inpatient sites supporting the Neurological Surgery service. Under direction of the Department Chair of Neurological Surgery, the incumbent functions as a patient care provider in clinics, inpatient units including, ICU, IMU, medical/surgical and the operating room. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) plans, implements and evaluates healthcare treatments for neurosurgical brain and spine patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The NP must maintain prompt and immediate response for our Level I Trauma and Stroke Center accreditation. The NP also functions in the clinics and on the wards, in coordination with established surgical services. Direct supervision will occur by assigned physicians. In accordance with standardized procedures, the incumbent will perform certain clinical duties customarily carried out by physicians.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited nurse practitioner program.

  • California Registered Nurse (RN) license, California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license, and Furnishing License Certification.

  • Current NP Specialty Certification from one of the following Nursing Boards: AANP, ANCC, NCC, PNCB, AACN.

  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum one (1) year of recent inpatient acute care experience as a licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP). Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years.

  • Theoretical background in: anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.

  • Ability to perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Knowledge necessary for instructing house staff, medical students, physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel in all aspects of surgical care.

  • Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patients care and well-being and the skill in recording medical assessment findings accurately and completely.

  • Strong writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel.

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.

  • Ability to write orders regarding execution of inpatient, outpatient plans of treatment.

  • Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician in-charge and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.

  • Skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.

PREFERRD QUALIFICATIONS

  • Neurosurgical or surgical acute care experience.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Work location - Primary locations are Palomar Medical Center and UC San Diego, but occasional coverage at affiliate sites may be required.
  • Must be willing to work flexible, variable hours with the ability to change schedule on short notice. Position may occasionally require ability to work evenings/nights.
  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Current University of California NPIII employees may be hired at the NPIII level pending review and approval by Health Human Resources and the UCSD Advanced Practice Council.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Application Instructions

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