(NP) Nurse Practitioner - JMC Neurosurgery - 120175
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#120175 (NP) Nurse Practitioner - JMC NeurosurgeryFiling Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022
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Under direction of the Chair of Neurosurgery, the incumbent functions as a patient care provider in the inpatient units including, ICU, IMU, medical/surgical and the operating room. The Nurse Practitioner plans, implements and evaluates healthcare treatments for neurosurgical brain and spine patients in the inpatient setting. Direct supervision will occur by assigned physicians. Responsible for discharge summaries. In accordance with standardized procedures, the incumbent will perform certain clinical duties customarily carried out by physicians. The provider may further need to provide outpatient back-up or cross-coverage support.
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 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) Certification (AGACNP or ACNP).
Minimum six (6) months of work experience as a licensed Nurse Practitioner. Inpatient, acute care neurosurgical or surgical experience preferred. 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.
Ability to perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.
Ability to analyze and interpret data in a meaningful manner.
Skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.
Ability to maintain detailed medical information in an organized and easily retrievable manner. Knowledge of operating room standards and techniques. Knowledge necessary for instructing house staff, medical students, physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel in all aspects of surgical care.
Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.
Ability to perform various medical procedures, for diagnostic studies and therapeutic modalities.
Working knowledge of medical terminology.
Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment.
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.
Ability to write orders regarding execution of inpatient, outpatient plans of treatment.
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.
Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patients care and well-being and the skill in recording nursing/medical assessment findings accurately and completely.
Skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.
Knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.
One year or more of working NP experience.
Experience in inpatient acute neurosurgical or surgical care.
Experience with neurosurgical procedures including lumbar puncture, placement and removal of intracranial pressure monitoring devices, interrogation, adjustment and access of ventriculoperitoneal shunts.
Knowledge of clinical and ancillary services within the UCSD Medical Center.
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Work location - Jacobs Medical Center
Must be willing to work flexible, variable hours with the ability to change schedule on short notice.
Position may require ability to work evenings/nights.
Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
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