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#107324 (NP) Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisor

Extended Deadline: Wed 6/23/2021

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

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/22/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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 of the Clinical/Medical Director of the Newborn Services at Jacobs NICU and at Hillcrest NICU/Newborn, the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisor will serve as a designated expert for assessing, interpreting and performing direct management of infants admitted to the newborn intensive care unit and the newborn couplet care and attendance to deliveries for at-risk infants. The Supervisor will use expert experience and skill to manage, orient, train and supervise the Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs), Advance Life Support (ALS) NICU Nurses, and Pediatric Hospitalists. The Supervisor will oversee, supervise and provide direction and evaluation to the NNPs, Pediatric Hospitalists and ALS nurses on their evaluation and management of newborn disorders including when they conduct interviews and chart reviews of parents and patients, construct comprehensive medical histories, perform initial and periodic physical examinations.

The Supervisor will also ensure appropriate coordination of follow-up care, referrals, and case management for patients. The Supervisor will also ensure that the NNPs, Pediatric Hospitalists and ALS nurses are certified and skilled in performing acute resuscitation and stabilization of newborn infants. The Supervisor will ensure that there is long term development of quality improvement both short and long term among the group. The incumbent will ensure that the team is consulting and coordinating care with other medical and staff, consultants, and outside agencies as needed. Incumbent will themselves and direct others on the team to participate and provide continuing education for the team in addition to staff, residents and students. Incumbent will be responsible for identifying and solving complex problems, collaborating with other UCSD and community health care providers, preparing cases for the Medical Director and physicians, and training the team to meet clinical standards of practice.

Incumbent will prepare and maintain files in anticipation of internal and external regulatory requirements and surveys. Incumbent will oversee regulatory compliance and quality assurance for the care of these infant by NNPs, Pediatric Hospitalists, and ALS nurses and will serve as primary resource for the medical and clinical directors, physicians, learners and clinical staff. Supervises Nurse Practitioners 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 program.

  • California Registered Nurse (RN) license, California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license, and Furnishing License Certification.

  • Current NP Specialty Certification from one of the following Nursing Boards: AANP, ANCC, NCC, PNCB, AACN.

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

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

  • Minimum three (3) years recent Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experience. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice work experience must be within the last two (2) years.

  • Proven ability to effectively supervise a team and to manage the complex workflow and competing priorities involved with providing quality care as a nurse practitioner. Specifically for NNPs, ALS nurses, and Pediatric Hospitalists.

  • Solid knowledge of the clinical and operational issues for nurse practitioners performing advanced-practice nursing 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. Specifically for and as it relates to NNPs, ALS nurses, and Pediatric Hospitalists.

  • Thorough 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.

  • Excellent 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. Specifically for NNPs, ALS nurses, and Pediatric Hospitalists and neonatal medical care.


  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
  • RN Credential - Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC).
  • Prior leadership experience.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs. Evenings, weekends, holidays are required.
  • 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.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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