Job Description

Payroll Title:
Sanford Stem Cell Institute
Hiring Pay Scale
$180,000 - $230,000 / Year
Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#126071 (NP/PA) APP Supervisor - Sanford Stem Cell Inst.

Extended Review Date: Fri 11/17/2023

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.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/1/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on the credentials of the selected candidate, this position will be hired as a Nurse Practitioner Supervisor (6542 NURSE PRACT SUPV 2) or Physician Assistant Supervisor (5785 PHYSCN AST SUPV 2).


The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UC San Diego School of Medicine (SOM) and is responsible for fulfilling its teaching, research, and clinical missions. DOM employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, nearly 200 academic appointees, and more than 300 residents, fellows, and postdocs, supported by almost 1,000 staff members. The Business Services Office (BSO) functions within DOM Administration and interfaces with data and individuals throughout the Department, SOM, campus, and Health System, regarding financial and operational matters.

Under the supervision of the Director and in collaboration with the Center physicians, nursing leadership and administrative leadership within the Department and Physician Group, this position will supervise Advance Practice Providers (NP-Nurse Practitioners, PA-Physician Assistants), RNs and possibly LVNs in the Sanford Stem Cell Institute Clinic at the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion (KOP). In addition to supervisory responsibilities, the position will provide care for patients being treated in the Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CRM) inpatient service. Clinical care responsibilities will include performing exams, ordering diagnostic and screening tests, developing plans of care, accurately documenting patient medical history and care and education and consulting with patients and families. Additionally, the incumbent will work in collaboration with the KOP Clinic Practice Manager to oversee clinical aspects of the KOP Sanford Stem Cell Clinic.

Supervisory responsibilities include overseeing APPs in daily operations, ensuring adherence to ethics and quality standards in the delivery of patient care by Advanced Practice Providers. Position will collaborate with senior management and faculty on operational and performance issues and the development of new plans and programs to improve and integrate APP functions and systems across specialties, departments and throughout the medical center, including the development and implementation of APP Best Practice Models. The position will ensure appropriate professional development opportunities are developed and implemented. Facilitates items such as onboarding, training and orientation schedules, staff development and performance evaluations, time off requests, clinic schedule optimization, inpatient and outpatient assignments, productivity, compliance, and other supervisory duties as assigned. Serves as a liaison between NPs, PAs and supervising physicians.

Under the direction of the Director and collaborating physicians, incumbent will provide patient care on the Cell and Regenerative Medicine inpatient service as needed. Contributes to physician and team effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues. Assess patient health and perform medical assessment and physical evaluation, surgical planning, and coordination of care in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Works with physicians, residents and fellows, and other healthcare members to prescribe and administer treatments and communicates with supervising physician(s). Documents patient care services, orders therapeutics, medication, diagnostic testing, and other services required. Provides patient education and patient triage, and manages patient forms and inquiries. The incumbent assists with clinical research protocols and data collection and functions as a liaison with health system personnel including case management coordinators, financial counselors, and social workers. The Incumbent may assist with surgical cases and complete other duties as assigned.

Supervises, coordinates, and administers the practice of advanced practice practitioners(APP), including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Ensures quality of care and services as a role model, and expert clinician, and assists with the administration and management of personnel, fiscal, and material resources.

Supervises nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PA) responsible for patient evaluation, testing, diagnosis, plans of care, and treatment within a clinical department or specialty practice area. As a supervisor, receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the processes by which to attain them.

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


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program.

  • NP: Current California RN license, Nurse Practitioner license, and national NP board certification in aligned specialty with the practice area.

  • PA: Current California Physician Assistant (PA) license and current PA Certification from NCCPA.

  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.

  • Knowledge of pathology of BMT/Heme Oncology patient population and expected outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise a team and to manage the complex workflow and competing priorities involved with providing quality care as a nurse practitioner. Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory/leadership experience.

  • Solid knowledge of the clinical and operational issues for nurse practitioners/physician assistants performing advanced-practice care within departments and specialty areas, including evaluation, testing, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as patient-care concepts, policies, outcomes measurement, quality standards, ethics issues, quality improvement, and continuing staff education and professional development.

  • Strong knowledge of human resources management policies, with the ability to train, monitor, evaluate, and document staff issues and performance, and to participate in decision-making on human resources matters.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly analyze problems, determine appropriate level of intervention, and develop and apply effective solutions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective collaborations with all levels of clinical staff and management, consultants, researchers, and outside agencies.

  • Solid written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to train and mentor subordinates, convey complex clinical and technical information in a clear and concise manner, and to prepare and present a variety of reports, documentation, analyses, and project proposals.

  • Knowledge of clinical and administrative software and specialized applications and data management systems used by nurse practitioners in providing advanced-practice nursing care, research, documentation, and employee supervision.

  • 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 perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Proven knowledge of common diagnostic tests, exams, and procedures used in clinic. Must understand purpose, required supplies and/or equipment, how to perform procedure accurately, infection control, an accurate documentation of medical chart.

  • Strong knowledge of established protocols and ability to establish new protocols as needed.

  • Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to interdisciplinary team associated with the patient.


  • Experience supervising Advanced Practice Practitioners or direct experience in a relevant leadership role in a healthcare organization.


  • 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.

  • Position may require on-call, overnight, evening and weekend hours.

  • Must be willing to travel to various locations.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $99,600 - $274,000 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $47.70 - $131.23

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).

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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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