This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
Current UC San Diego Health NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal NP applicant pool.
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 Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide patient care coverage 7 days a week, including various holidays, for both the Emergency Room and various Urgent Care Clinics. The Nurse Practitioner's role is to manage the care of ED observation patients, Acute Care at Home, Geriatric ED patients as well as see patients in Urgent Care. The NP provides continuity of patient care across shifts as they are the primary caregiver for observation and urgent care patients.
The NP will follow standardized advanced practice procedure guidelines to provide follow through with the care plan. Assess and provide medical care as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge.
This is a per diem position to cover both weekday and weekend needs. The per diem requirement is to be available 4 - 6 shifts per month, including one weekend. The selected candidate will be expected to work at UC San Diego Health's La Jolla ED and various Urgent Care sites as needed (La Jolla, Rancho Bernardo).
Completion of an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP).
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 months of hire date.
Current PALS certification, or required to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
Minimum of three (3) years recent working NP experience, including recent experience in ER and/or Urgent Care. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, work experience must be within the past two years.
Demonstrated ability to manage own patient load.
Must be able to work within a team environment.
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Five (5+) or more years of recent NP experience in ER and/or Urgent Care.
- This position may work 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts.
- Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
- Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on business needs.
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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