Job Description

Payroll Title:
NURSE PRACT 2
Department:
Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Hillcrest
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.

#117580 (NP) Nurse Practitioner - Infectious Diseases

Filing Deadline: Wed 8/10/2022

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 8/1/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/10/2022. 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

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 Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health within the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego aims to eliminate the burdens of infectious diseases and health disparities by delivering outstanding patient care, conducting world-class multidisciplinary health research, directing the institutional response to antimicrobial resistance, preventable healthcare associated infections, and emerging pathogens, and offering leadership, consultation and training on global public health, gender equity, microbiology, and infectious diseases topics.

Under the supervision of attending faculty physicians, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide patient care and clinical support for inpatient and outpatient Infectious Diseases (ID) consults. Plans, implements, and evaluates healthcare treatments for inpatients and outpatients with infections requiring ID consultation. Identifies and solves complex clinical problems requiring use of advanced nursing skills and communicates directly with supervising physician. The position requires a strong emphasis on complete and comprehensive care of ID patients, including the transition from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.

Provides outpatient follow up and management for patients discharged from the hospital on antimicrobials, including follow up for patients requiring intravenous antimicrobials for home administration through the Outpatient Antimicrobial Treatment (OPAT) program. Direct supervision will occur by assigned attending ID physicians. Participates in ongoing research and/or quality assurance studies. Functions as a liaison to consulting medical teams, the attending physician, and OPAT nurses and administrators. Position requires special skills and knowledge in the field of ID.

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.

  • National NP board certification in aligned specialty with the practice area.

  • Current ART certification, or BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum one (1) year of licensed work experience as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in outpatient care (e.g. ambulatory clinic, ED, urgent care). Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated experience in performing initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Experience and skill to operate appropriate medical equipment, i.e., Swan-Ganz catheters, central venous pressure monitors, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac defibrillator, transducer systems, digital read-out equipment, basic ventilator management, and medical computer systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patients care and well-being.

  • Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment.

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

  • Skill in participating in research or quality assurance studies.

  • Ability to serve a large volume of patients rapidly and effectively on a as needed basis within set time limits.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate in a helpful, nonjudgmental, effective and informative manner, in person or by telephone. Excellent interpersonal skills including: tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in order to work effectively with all levels of professional staff, patients and community agencies. Ability to work as a team member.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to properly counsel patients and families, particularly in delicate or death and dying situations.

  • 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.

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

  • Proven 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.

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

  • Demonstrated skill in recording nursing/medical assessment findings accurately and completely.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent work experience with infectious diseases.

  • Knowledge of clinical and ancillary services within the UCSD Medical Center and Community Affiliations.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • May require occasional evening and weekend hours beyond the normal workday.
  • 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.

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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