Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Commensurate with Experience
This position will remain open until filled.
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 Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 60 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.
The Department has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $106 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $54 million and clinical revenue of over 52 million. This expansion of the Department's research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner will assess and provide neonatal nurse practitioner actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse 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 transport of infants, supervising and educating residents and fellows in training, local and community teaching, participation in division meetings, program planning and development of provider and patient education information.
• The selected candidate must be willing to work in both locations.
• Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Furnishing - issued by the state of California (NNPF), Nurse Practitioner - issued by the state of California (NP), RN License - issued by the State of California.
• BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
• Must possess a minimum of six (6) months of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner.
• Possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
• Proven knowledge and skill in performing a comprehensive neonatal assessment and general medical examination, identifying medical problems and formulate appropriate plan of action.
• Must be able to see patients independently.
• Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience working in a clinical research environment. Ability to identify potential clinical trials patients.
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
• RN Credential - Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC).
• Knowledge of what constitutes informed consent according to established UCSD Medical Center policy.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour business needs.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=85684
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