Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$74.23 - $106.02 / Hour
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

#129219 (NP) Nurse Practitioner - Neurology

Extended Review Date: Thu 5/16/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/19/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/30/2024. 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. 

Assess and manage patient health problems including actual and potential conditions within an outpatient Neuro-immunology clinic. Plan, implement and evaluate health care treatments. Under the supervision of an attending neurologist, assess laboratory and imaging findings including blood tests, electromyography, MRI, CT Scan and X-rays. Utilize critical thinking skills to individualize patient care in order to manage illness, promote well-being, foster rehabilitative and disease preventive life style choices. Prescribe medications and supportive therapies to help maintain health. Communicate with patients, their significant others and their primary health care providers. Responsibilities include assessing individual participants health status, performing detailed neurological examinations, assessing current drug therapies and potential interactions, managing appropriately controlled substances, liaising with Primary health care providers, and communicating laboratory or other study results. Provide current information on neurology research developments and education regarding medications to both participants and ancillary staff. Communicate clinical findings to physicians, research scientists and lay persons on a weekly basis. Educate nurses and ancillary staff about disease processes, physical examination and history taking as well as detailed neurological examination. Serve as a resource for RNs to aid with clinical queries and provide urgent patient evaluations. Provide telephone and MyChart triage, including identifying clinical critical issues, providing patient and family education, prescribing necessary pharmacological interventions, and providing emotional support to the patient and significant others. Other duties include:

  • Interpretation of diagnostic tests and appropriate follow up treatment.

  • Primary resource for medication complications and abnormal blood test results.

  • Provide telephone and MyChart triage to Neurology patients, including appropriate referral.

  • Responsible for evaluating diagnostic work sheets and providing a definitive diagnosis.

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

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the NPI or NPII level.


  • 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 BART or BLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get UCSD BART within six months of hire date.

  • Must have ambulatory/outpatient nursing experience as an RN or NP. Training or work experience in neurology strongly preferred.

  • Possess knowledge of neurological diseases, treatments, drug developments, drug interactions and side effects.

  • Possess knowledge of common neurological disorders and how to manage them, including knowledge of pharmaceutical treatments their side effects and interactions.

  • Ability to extract pertinent information from data in order to diagnose an individual's neurological disorder.

  • Ability to take detailed medical history, perform physical examination and evaluate pertinent health deficits.

  • Communication skills that will ensure effective record keeping, management of patient's health care needs and collaboration with other clinicians and study subjects.

  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and consistently demonstrate empathy and kindness to all staff and patients.

  • Knowledge of FDA and DEA regulations and Guidelines.

  • Ability to utilize computerized databases including but not limited to Epic, MS Word, MS Excel, and or PowerPoint.


  • Background in Neurology.


  • 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. 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: $158,187 - $221,370 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $75.76 - $106.02

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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