(NP) Nurse Practitioner - Bone Health - 117881
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#117881 (NP) Nurse Practitioner - Bone HealthInitial Review Date: Wed 9/21/2022
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The Bone Health Advanced Practice Practitioner is a valued member of the bone health and fracture prevention team whose primary responsibility is management of patients within the UCSD Health System. The APP works under the supervision of the physician team responsible for providing comprehensive care for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The APP contributes to excellence in patient care, education and research and provides leadership to the organization and profession. May perform other duties as assigned.
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.
National NP board certification in aligned specialty with the practice area.
BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.
Minimum of one year of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.
Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, procedures used in adult medicine including purpose, supplies and/or equipment needed, how to perform test, exam and/or procedure accurately, infection control mechanisms and recording in medical record.
Demonstrated experience teaching small groups nutrition and bone education and interfacing with community groups.
Demonstrated experience in group nutritional and bone counseling and education. Strong skills in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating the nutritional, lifestyle, and educational needs participants.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interact positively and effectively with professional and nonprofessional staff, patients, study participants, families, and community support groups.
Demonstrated computer experience using Electronic Medical Records, databases, word processing and spreadsheet.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse population. Demonstration of a high level of professionalism and excellent communication skills. Ability to function as part of a team.
Identifies patient/family problems or learning barriers including physical, cognitive, environmental, language/cultural, financial, psychosocial, and spiritual and provides appropriate referral as necessary to function as part of a team.
Ability to effectively help participants change and maintain dietary and other lifestyle behaviors.
Demonstrate ability to identify when a patient’s needs are outside the scope of your practice and expertise and arranges for additional services to meet needs.
Demonstrates ability to work with adult patients of various ages and backgrounds (socioeconomic, cultural, cognitive, etc.).
Experience caring for patients with osteoporosis or other metabolic bone diseases.
Comfortable in a group teaching setting and willingness to do community outreach.
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. Fee is required to be paid by applicant.
Must be willing to travel to off-site locations and have access to reliable transportation.
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.
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