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Job Title: Nurse Practitioner - Infectious Disease
Job Number: 96112
Organization: UC San Diego Health
Posted: 10/19/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Diego/Hillcrest,  CA    USA
Position 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.

Under supervision, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will screen and evaluate patients for specific research protocols. The Nurse Practitioner (NP)is responsible for daily and follow-up clinical evaluations, protocol management, and maintenance of protocol evaluation for antiviral treatment protocols of adults and other individuals with HIV Infection. Serve as liaison in these areas, as needed.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - 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.

- A minimum six (6) months working NP experience.

- Demonstrated experience providing comprehensive physical examinations and history with emphasis on HIV related conditions.

- Proven skills in crisis counseling of patients and families, with focus on the terminally ill HIV infected patients.

- Advanced skills in the assessment and management of a complex, unpredictable patient population such as diagnosed AIDS patients.

- Clinical nursing experience and knowledge of standard patient care and medical procedures in inpatient and outpatient setting.

- Demonstrated knowledge of current oral parenteral drugs used in the management of AIDS related conditions including purpose, dose, and side effects.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to deal courteously and effectively with a broad range of professionals, paraprofessionals, the public and patients.

- Must be able to perform venipuncture and intravenous infusion.

- Experience performing common diagnostic tests, exam procedures, knowledge of supplies and/or equipment needed, infection control mechanisms and ability to accurately record results in medical charts and protocol manuals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Knowledge of patient education resources at UCSD Medical Center and in the community. Research experience involving HIV.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS - Must be willing to work with patients with HIV and Hep C Infection. - Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges. - Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs. - Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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Closing Date: 1/19/2019
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