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#103819 (NP) Nurse Practitioner Express Care Carmel Valley

Extended Review Date: Fri 3/27/2020

This position will remain open until two successful candidates have been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/06/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/18/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health RN/NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will be considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.

The qualifications of this position have been slightly modified as of 2/18/2020.


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.

This position will provide patient care coverage 7 days a week, including various holidays, for various UC San Diego Health Express Care and Urgent Care Clinics. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will primarily provide patient care for UCSD Primary Care, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine patients at Express Care clinics. The NP will follow standardized advanced practice procedure guidelines to provide follow through with the care plan.

Collaborate judgment with off-site physician is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care for Express Care patients. Collaborate on-site with physician as needed at Urgent Care. Under general supervision, the NP performs operational level duties as described in the UCSD Performance Policy. The major emphasis of this position is direct patient care delivery. Assignments at this level primarily encompass management of patients who present chronic and/or episodic health problems. Assignments may include responsibility for occasional community teaching programs, participation in program planning and development of patient education information.

Learn more about UC San Diego Health's Express Care and Urgent Care Clinics

The selected candidate will be required to work at our various Express Care locations in Carmel Valley, Eastlake, Encinitas, and downtown San Diego. The selected candidate may also be required to work in Urgent Care as needed (La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo).
UC San Diego Health's Pacific Highlands Ranch Clinic in Carmel Valley is scheduled to open Summer 2020. Express Care is a walk-in option for common health care needs including coughs and colds, sore throats, ear infections, and simple fractures or sprains as well as wellness visits for certain kinds of prescriptions or camp or school health screenings.


  • 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 (6) months of hire date.

  • Current PALS certification, or required to obtain within six (6) months of hire.

  • Minimum two (2) years recent working NP experience, including experience in Primary Care 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.


  • Experience performing procedures such as suturing, stapling, I&D, and toenail removal.

  • EKG and basic radiology interpretation.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • 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.
  • Current University of California NPIII employees may be hired at the NPIII level pending review and approval by Health Human Resources and the UCSD 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 Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Days, 12 hrs/day, Sunday-Saturday


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