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#101021 (NP) Nurse Practitioner II - Cardiac Cath Lab

Extended Review Date: Tue 10/15/2019

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/08/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/19/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% 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 quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Cardiovascular Services, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for the provision of patient care in the Cardiac Cath Lab and the Cardiology/ Interventional cardiac outpatient clinic. Provides advanced clinical and procedural assistance, support in treating and managing outpatients as part of the multidisciplinary cardiac team. Evaluates patients and performs history and physical, patient preparation for procedures and subsequent management. Solves complex clinical problems and communicates directly with the attending physician. Consultant and liaison for patient and families. Assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge.

The NP is expected to practice consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Under general supervision, incumbents perform operational level duties as described in the Series Concept. The major emphasis at this level is ongoing direct patient care delivery. Assignments at this level primarily encompass management of patients who present chronic and/or episodic health problems. Assignments at this level may include responsibility for occasional community teaching programs participation in program planning and development of patient education information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • One (1) year of full time experience as a licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP).

  • Demonstrated experience diagnosing and treating cardiology patients.

  • Proven experience taking detailed medical history, performing physical examinations, and interpreting findings.

  • Strong understanding of normal and abnormal laboratory values, diagnostic tests, electrocardio tracings and radiologic studies; and identification of deviations.

  • Proven experience working independently as a Nurse Practitioner and exercising independent clinical judgment with experience formulating and modifying specialized cardiac treatment plans.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pathology of Cardiac patient population and expected outcomes.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with attending physicians and patient's primary medical team.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • One (1+) or more years of recent NP experience with cardiac patients.
  • Inpatient NP experience.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges.
  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Selected candidate may be hired at the NPIII level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council and Advanced Practice Council.

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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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
NURSE PRACTITIONER 2
Department:
Cardiovascular Medicine
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hr shifts, Monday-Friday

 

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