(NP) Nurse Practitioner II - Owen Clinic

UCSD | San Diego, CA

Posted Date 10/04/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/08/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/18/2019. 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 considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.


Recognized as one of the nation's outstanding HIV primary care clinics, the Owen Clinic embraces a whole-person view of HIV care, offering a range of programs to address the spectrum of ways in which a person’s life may be impacted by a chronic health condition such as HIV.

Under general supervision, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The NP 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.

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 occasional community teaching programs participation in program planning and development of patient education information.

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


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited nurse practitioner program.
  • 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.
  • BART or BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Must have at least six (6) months working NP experience in primary care.
  • Excellent assessment skills and ability to make clinically sound decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to identify when a patient’s needs are outside the scope of your practice and expertise and arranges for additional services to meet needs.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members. Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.
  • Skill in assessing learning needs of patients and staff. Comfort in a group teaching setting and willingness to do community outreach.
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively with professional and nonprofessional staff, patients, study participants, families, and community support groups. Ability to teach and provide in-services for patients, families and staff.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with diverse population. High level of professionalism and excellent communication skills. Ability to function as part of a team. Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills in order to rapidly prioritize activities in a high-volume, dynamic, multiple demand clinic and hospital setting.
  • Ability to follow policies, procedures and standards of nursing practice. Knowledge and ability to access appropriate resources and contacts using appropriate channels.


  • Experience with HIV and/or sexually transmitted infections.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of full time NP experience.


  • 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.
  • Selected candidate may be hired at the NPIII level pending review and approval by the Advanced Practice Council.

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