(NP) Nurse Practitioner, Sanford Stem Cell Center

UCSD | La Jolla, CA

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Posted Date 1/27/2020
Description

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/30/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/10/2020. 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 considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.

DESCRIPTION

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 Cell and Regenerative Medicine service line is part of the cell therapy arm of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center and specializes in early phase, first-in-human trials. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is devoted to accelerating the translation of all types of stem cell research to safe and effective therapies. It attracts patients, funding agencies and study sponsors to participate in, support, and accelerate novel stem cell clinical trials and ancillary studies for a range of difficult diseases. The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center is a wide-ranging collaboration with unique contributions from UC San Diego Health, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, industrial sponsors, and philanthropy launched by the $100M Sanford Gift, and by CIRM through the Alpha Clinic and other grants.

As part of UC San Diego Health, Sanford Center motivates University-wide change and sustainability, focusing on creating the structure under which various innovative regenerative medicine units and initiatives are developed. Sanford Center has led several successful and highly visible interdisciplinary faculty recruitments, committing to over $31M towards faculty start-up, retention, and research funding for UC San Diego investigators. The Sanford Center also played a pivotal role in securing over $69M of grants from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) since 2015, awarded respectively to dept. of Bioengineering, Pediatrics, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences, Medicine, and Sanford Center.

Sanford Center integrates its clinical operations at two UC San Diego medical centers - Jacobs Medical Center (JMC) and the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion (KOP) - encompassing 12 inpatient beds and outpatient exam rooms. Through its basic science arm – UCSD Stem Cell Program - the Sanford Center provides needed resources and coordination to research conducted at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine – an innovative “collaboratory” of San Diego scientists from five major stem cell research institutions: UC San Diego, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Scripps Research Institute, and La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology.

The Nurse Practitioner will function in all general Nurse Practitioner responsibilities under Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for admitting and discharging patients in respective areas. Additionally, the Nurse Practitioner will fulfill rounds with attending and completes daily notes and procedures. The Nurse Practitioner will assess and provide nursing 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 occasional community teaching programs, participation in program planning and development of patient education information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Minimum three (3) years recent working NP experience. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, work experience must be within the past two years.
  • Proven experience taking detailed medical history, performing physical examinations, and interpreting findings.
  • Thorough understanding of normal and abnormal laboratory values, diagnostic tests, electrocardio tracings and radiologic studies; and identification of deviations.
  • Proven experience working independently as a Nurse Practitioner and exercising independent clinical judgment with experience formulating and modifying specialized treatment plans.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with attending physicians and patient's primary medical team.
  • Thorough knowledge of adult and adolescent learning theory.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and organizing training for patients and staff.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills. Ability to pay conscientious attention to detail.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of pathology of BMT/Heme Oncology patient population and expected outcomes.
  • Experience diagnosing and treating oncology patients, preferably Blood and Marrow Transplant and Hematology patients.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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.

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