Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$71.47 - $100.02 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 9 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#122625 (NP) Maternal Fetal Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Initial Review Date: Fri 5/19/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 04/18/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/28/2023. 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.


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. 

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Nurse Practitioner will work with full time faculty members in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences seeing patients at multiple faculty clinic locations. Duties include history and physical examinations of new obstetrical patients, routine prenatal visits for more complex obstetric patients, antenatal testing, coordination of outpatient visits for antepartum patients, postpartum examinations and family planning.

These activities will include the education of patients on prenatal care components and adjudicating EPIC inbox messages, including lab follow-up, call backs, prescriptions, referrals, etc. There may be some participation in clinical research studies. Skills at performing limited first trimester abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound examinations are desired.

The selected candidate should be comfortable working with a team of physicians, but still have the ability to work independently. This person should be a positive role model to all team members with respect to professionalism, teamwork, and patient-centered care.

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


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

  • State of California Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • State of California Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), or Nurse Practitioner (NP) license and Furnishing License Certification.

  • If a Nurse Practitioner, must possess a board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

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

  • Must have one (1) year of recent experience as an NP or CNM in Women's Health. One (1) year of recent experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine highly preferred.

  • Must be proficient in 1st trimester ultrasound, 2nd trimester Transvaginal Cervical Length Checks, AFI/NST review.

  • Proven ability to provide obstetric services including prenatal examinations, postpartum, gynecology, and family planning. Skill in patient interviewing, obtaining a concise medical history and acquiring pertinent data. Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in performing a comprehensive OB/GYN assessment and general medical examination, identifying medical problems and formulate appropriate plan of action. Must be able to see patients independently.

  • Experience interacting positively, constructively, and effectively with staff, physicians, patients and the general public.

  • Experience in performing effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload and frequent interruptions.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Epic for retrieval of patient data (Computer skills required; Epic preferred).

  • Experience providing patient education and counseling and developing and implementing long and short range treatment plans.

  • Demonstrated skill at working in a clinical and research setting.

  • Demonstrated experience in research techniques, such as following a protocol, and in collecting all data precisely.

  • Knowledge of the name, abbreviation, and purpose of various diagnostic tests/procedures, including proper scheduling and completion of necessary requisitions and consents.

  • Knowledge of study formats, with ability to edit charts and resolve inconsistencies.


  • Two (2+) or more years of recent experience as an NP or CNM in Women's Health. One (1) year of recent experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
  • Viability Ultrasound experience.
  • Spanish language/Bilingual proficiency.
  • Experience working in a clinical research environment.
  • Knowledge of what constitutes informed consent according to established UCSD Medical Center policy.


  • Will be required to travel and provide care at multiple Women's Health clinical sites as scheduled for the Department.
  • 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. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.
  • Current UCSD NPIII employees may be hired at the NPIII level pending review and approval by Health Human Resources and the UCSD Advanced Practice Council.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $149,229 - $208,842 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $71.47 - $100.02

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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