Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$71.47 - $100.02 / Hour
La Jolla
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Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 4-8 Hour Shifts, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

#120393 (NP) Nurse Practitioner - Movement Disorders

Extended Review Date: Fri 1/20/2023

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

This posting will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Please note that this position is a part-time appointment

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/13/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/22/2022. 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.


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. 

Under general supervision and in close collaboration with the Movement Disorders Director and Principal Investigators, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will participate in multiple research projects involving individuals with neurological disorders. The NP will assist in coordination of clinical studies including therapeutic research, observational studies, and cognitive functioning testing of patients with neurodegenerative disorders, particularly those with parkinsonism or normal controls. Responsibilities include: comprehensive screening, medical histories, neurological and physical examinations, assessment of current drug and concomitant therapies, completion of a variety of scales and questionnaires (including detailed neuropsychological battery, including MDS-UPDRS), liaising with subjects’ health care providers, ordering and interpreting laboratory (including blood tests) and electrocardiography according to study protocols in coordination with Principal Investigators or designees. Basic understanding of MRI, CT Scans, and DaT/SPECT imaging reports. The NP will perform targeted physical examinations to evaluate, document and report adverse events of investigational drugs as required by the study protocol. The NP will be required to conduct neuropsychological assessments using sponsor provided tablets or devices and may conduct remote assessments via Zoom. The NP will discuss study assessment findings and plans of action for AE/SAEs with study investigators, coordinators and others. The NP will present research cases to be discussed at weekly treatment meetings.

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 certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six months of hire date.

  • Current CITI GCP Certificate, HIPAA and IATA Certifications.

  • Minimum two (2) years work experience as a licensed Nurse Practitioner. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years.

  • Knowledge of common neurological disorders including movement disorders.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and treatment of Movement Disorders diseases including pharmaceutical treatments, their side effects and interactions.

  • Demonstrated experience and skill to conduct routine neuromedical assessments/physical exams and interpretation of findings.

  • Demonstrated experience performing informed consent to determine subjects' ability to independently consent to participate in clinical trials.

  • Demonstrated ability to take detailed medical history, perform physical examinations and evaluate pertinent health deficits.

  • Skill in assessing and working with older adult participant population such as those diagnosed with movement disorders.

  • Demonstrated ability to assist with and perform lumbar puncture and venipuncture procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting diagnostic tests and providing appropriate follow up treatment.

  • Experience providing telephone triage to appropriate department and participants including appropriate referral.

  • Experience evaluating diagnostic work sheets and provide a definitive diagnosis.

  • Experience with effectively participating and contributing to a large observational and intervention research studies including pharmaceutical research trials.

  • Excellent writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies and procedures for participants' care management.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to counsel participants and families effectively and with sensitivity and compassion. Ability to maintain good collaborative working relationships and communications with members of the clinical health care team, lab personnel, physicians, staff and others.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deal courteously and effectively with a broad range of professionals, paraprofessionals, the public and participants.

  • Excellent organizational skills in order to rapidly prioritize activities in a high-volume, dynamic, multiple demand clinic and hospital setting.

  • Strong computer skills including, but not limited to, Chartscript, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Epic. Demonstrated ability to maintain and utilize various databases.

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and Guidelines.

  • Knowledge of the Experimental Bill of Rights to ensure effective advocacy for participants.


  • 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. 
  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $149,229 - $208,842 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, 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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