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#101619 (NP) Nurse Practitioner II - Dermatology

Extended Deadline: Mon 10/28/2019

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/18/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/27/2019. 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 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.

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a valued member of the care team and his/her primary responsibility is the management of patients within the UC San Diego Health market area. The NP works under the supervision of the physician team responsible for providing comprehensive care for patients with general dermatology needs. The NP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization and profession. May perform other related duties as assigned.

The Nurse Practitioner provides direct care to patients through the following activities:
• Take comprehensive history and performs physical examinations.
• Evaluate and treat on the basis of history, physical examination, radiological, laboratory, and other diagnostic test results pursuant to the practice protocols and collaborative scope of practice agreement.
• Perform procedures in accordance with procedural privileges, skill and proficiency as approved by the Department Chair, Medical Director and/or supervising physician such as skin biopsy, KOH exam, scabies prep, Cryotherapy, Intralesional injection.
• Initiates referrals/orders to other health care provides, and/or consult with the attending physician or collaborating physician.

Other duties include:
• Document and bill for direct care provided.
• Perform telephone triage including prescribing necessary pharmacological interventions and medical interventions.
• Provide backup coverage for ancillary staff currently in the practice including but not limited to UV therapy and XTRAC laser.
• Utilize current research and evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice.
• Perform and participate in quality/performance improvement activities.
• Participate in and support accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization.
• Demonstrates responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education.
• Maintain confidentiality and comply with all requirements in use of computer systems and access to any and all patient, student, employee and University data, in electronic and hard copy formats, in compliance with University, state, and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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


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

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

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

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a licensed Nurse Practitioner.

  • 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. Skill in telephone interviewing of patients to efficiently retrieve accurate information.

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

  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.

  • Demonstrates skills necessary to function as first assistant in operative procedures, and knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.

  • Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.

  • Demonstrated knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses and other medical personnel in all aspects of acute and chronic care.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.


  • Two (2+) or more years of recent outpatient NP experience.

  • Outpatient medical dermatology experience.


  • Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.
  • May require on-call, overnight, evening, and weekend hours. May travel to various locations.
  • 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 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
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La Jolla
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday


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