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Location: La Jolla, California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: NP
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Internal Number: 112207
UC San Diego Health
(NNP) NEONATAL NURSE PRACTITIONER
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% 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 outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner provides primary care for the high-risk neonate and participates in the development and implementation of educational programs related to the high risk neonate and their family. The neonatal nurse practitioner functions from the time of birth of the high risk infant through their discharge: practices in collaboration with and under the direct supervision of an attending neonatologist; plans and presents in-service education to large groups in the community as well as within the medical center.; writes and implements policies and procedures regarding the care of the high risk neonate; and participates in and may initiate research studies.
Under the supervision of the Neonatal Director, the NNP directs the management of patient care of neonates by 4th year medical students and orients and directs patient care of neonates by interns during their rotation. They each manage a case load of critically ill neonates. They act as a liaison and in collaboration with other medical center departments, community agencies, and consultants. Other duties include supporting the development of guidelines and employee and student orientation packets. They teach courses on various subjects regarding neonatal care to medical students and interns, leads formal patient care conferences and lead rounds in the absence of the Fellow or attending. They also participate on external transports for critical newborns to the medical center and lead resuscitation in high risk deliveries.
Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the NPI or NPII level.
The hiring department is willing to consider candidates who are interested in either part time or full time work.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
UC San Diego Health System 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