Job Description

Payroll Title:
NURSE PRACT 2
Department:
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 or 10 hour shifts, 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.

#113025 (NP) Nurse Practitioner, Orthopaedic Surgery

Initial Review Date: Mon 11/29/2021

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/18/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/29/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health CNA (NX) represented 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 CNA (NX) represented applicant pool.

DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the supervising physician(s) and APP supervisor and in collaboration with other care team members, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides patient care primarily in the outpatient setting in support of the Orthopaedic Spine Division. Position may also provide patient care of Orthopaedic patients in the inpatient setting for multiple Orthopaedic subspecialties. The NP exercises flexibility and adaptability to manage a broad range of medical and surgical conditions. Because the spectrum of Orthopaedic Surgery encompasses many organ systems, the incumbent must be knowledgeable about a wide range of pathophysiology as well as how the injuries sustained or surgical cases should be prioritized.

The NP will provide clinical and surgical assistance and support in managing inpatients and outpatients, including assisting with patient evaluations, history and physical, patient preparation, consults, and/or discharge preparation and within their scope of practice and management. Position is responsible for providing routine care within established protocols and is directly responsible for managing the health care needs of the identified patient population. Position demonstrates the ability to solve complex clinical problems and communicate directly with the supervising Orthopaedic physicians. Provide patient education and assist with clinical research protocols. Function as liaison with health system personnel including case management coordinators, financial counselors and social workers. Assist in data collection, input and analysis. Position demonstrates a high level of professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills and has the ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team, including morning rounds with residents and interns. May assist with surgeries as time permits. May do other duties as assigned.

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 6 months of hire date.

  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience, including prior experience managing your own patient panel. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

  • Knowledge of common orthopaedic problems and treatments.

  • 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.

  • Skill in telephone interviewing of patients to efficiently retrieve accurate information.

  • Ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems (specializing in spine evaluations), and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Strong knowledge of established protocols and ability to establish new protocols as needed.

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

  • Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.

  • Skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.

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

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

  • Knowledge of applicable research protocols and the ability to manage all aspects of each protocol.

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

  • Knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two (2+) or more years of experience in a well-established and busy practice.

  • Recent Orthopaedic experience.

  • Ability to manage and direct patient flow for a busy service.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • May travel to various locations.
  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff Privileges prior to appointment 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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