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Payroll Title:

NURSE PRACITIONER 1

Department:

PSYCHIATRY

Hiring Salary Range

$47.34 / Hour

Worksite:

Various

Appointment Type:

Career

Appointment Percent:

100%

Union:

NX Contract

Total Openings:

2

Work Schedule:

Variable, 8 hrs/day

#61007 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Extended Deadline: Fri 4/25/2014

THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE HAS BEEN SELECTED.

UCSD or UC San Diego Health System Layoff from Career Appointment or Special Selection: Apply by 02/06/12 for consideration with preference for rehire. Eligible UCSD ACCES clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Special Selection; UCSD Health System Special Selection applicants must contact Linda Morgan. UCSD Layoff applicants must leave a message at (858) 534-6333 or call your assigned Sr. Employment Advisor; UCSD Health System Layoff applicants must contact Diane Schmidt to exercise preferential rehire status.

DESCRIPTION

UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees. UCSD Department of Psychiatry, working in conjunction with community based, county-contracted mental health clinics, provides psychiatric services to the underserved populations throughout San Diego County.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Clinical Services, UCSD Dept of Psychiatry, and in consultation with the psychiatrist staff at UCSD Dept of Psychiatry, provide specialized mental health care services in an outpatient, community mental health clinic setting. Evaluates and manages psychiatric disorders. Conduct in-depth interviews with patients, construct comprehensive medical histories, perform initial and periodic physical examinations. Coordinates appropriate follow-up care, referrals, and case management. Performs crisis intervention and medication management. Develop and implement long and short range treatment plans. Consults and coordinates care with other medical and psychologist staff, and outside agencies. Serves as a resource in evaluation and management of psychiatric disorders for primary care staff. Possible participation in campus committees, research and/or quality assurance studies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of Psychiatric principles, practices, and process gained through extended clinical study and experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in managing psychiatric medications.

  • Knowledge of psychiatric models of care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approach.

  • Skill in interviewing and counseling. Knowledge of community agencies most frequently used in mental health care.

  • Skill in management of health-illness needs in primary health care. Knowledge of and skill in conducting a health history and performing a physical examination.

  • Proven ability to distinguish between normal and abnormal patient assessment findings. Skill in interpretation of laboratory data. Knowledge and skill in assessment and treatment of common acute illnesses and injuries.

  • Ability to serve a large volume of patients rapidly and effectively on a walk-in or appointment basis, within set time limits.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Board Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

  • State of California Nurse Practitioner License and Current Certificate.

  • State of California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number and DEA number.

  • Current CPR Certification.



UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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