112442 - (NP) Nurse Practitioner - Liver Transplant
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#112442 (NP) Nurse Practitioner - Liver TransplantInitial Review Date: Thu 10/21/2021
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Under general supervision, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for providing transplant patient care in the Liver Transplant Program. Provides clinical assistance and support in treating and managing outpatients and acts as key member of the multidisciplinary kidney transplant team. Evaluates patients in the pre-transplant and post-transplant phases, including history and physical, patient preparation, procedures and management. Solves complex clinical problems and communicates directly with the attending physician, fellows and residents
The NP is a consultant and liaison for patients and their families with attending physicians, house staff, social service staff, financial and administrative staff, inpatient nursing and community organizations. Provides teaching to patients, staff, and community organizations. Designated expert resource person on the basis of advanced clinical expertise in patient care for liver transplant patients. Assigned more complex cases requiring the use of advanced skills and typically works with greater independence.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
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 months of hire date.
Minimum two (2) years of experience as a licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP). Work experience must include RN or NP experience in acute critical care or step-down. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical NP work experience must be within the last two years.
Demonstration of a high level of professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to motivate team members.
Ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with liver disease.
Comfort in a group teaching setting and willingness to do community outreach.
Excellent assessment skills and ability to make clinically sound decisions in a fast-paced constantly changing environment.
Nurse Practitioner (NP) experience in hepatology or transplant.
Demonstrated knowledge of liver disease and transplantation, including knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes, normal and abnormal lab results.
Recent acute care experience.
Ambulatory care experience.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
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).
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