This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/13/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a vibrant and growing Orthopaedic Surgery Department of 30 full time faculty, 150 voluntary faculty, 15 physicians on MSP contracts, 29 trainees and 70+ staff (including clinics). The Department generates over $14M in clinical revenue and $5M in research grants and contracts for total annual expenditures of $21M. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSD is the most comprehensive orthopaedic group in San Diego, offering the full spectrum of subspecialties including hand/elbow/shoulder, foot/ankle, spine surgery, joint replacement, arthritis surgery, orthopaedic oncology (bone and soft tissue/muscle), physical medicine andsports medicine.
Under faculty and nursing leadership and in collaboration with administrative leadership within the Department and Physician group, this position will supervise Advance Practice Providers (NP-Nurse Practitioners and PA-Physician Assistants) in the Orthopaedic Surgery Department. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, the position will provide care for Orthopaedic patients in collaboration with faculty. Clinical care responsibilities will include performing exams, ordering diagnostic and screening tests, developing plans of care, accurately documenting patient medical history and care and education and consulting with patients and families. Supervisory responsibilities include overseeing APPs in daily operations, ensuring adherence to ethics and quality standards in the delivery of patient care by Advanced Practice Providers.
Position will collaborate with senior management and faculty on operational and performance issues and the development of new plans and programs to improve and integrate APP functions and systems across specialties, departments and throughout the medical center, including the development and implementation of APP Best Practice Models. The position will ensure appropriate professional development opportunities are developed and implemented. Facilitates items such as onboarding, training and orientation schedules, staff development and performance evaluations, time off requests, clinic schedule optimization, inpatient assignments and coordination of care, productivity, compliance, and other supervisory duties as assigned. Serves as a liaison between NPs, PAs and supervising physicians.
Under the direction of the Orthopaedic Service physicians, the supervising NP will also provide patient care in the support of Orthopaedic Surgery Services. Provide clinical support in managing inpatient and outpatient care. Assist with patient evaluations including: history and physical, patient preparation and management. Provide patient education and may assist with surgery. Function as a liaison with health systems personnel including case management coordinators, financial counselors and social workers. Assist with data collection, input and analysis. Participate in departmental community outreach activities and other duties as assigned. Supervises APPs responsible for patient evaluation, testing, diagnosis, plans of care, and treatment within a clinical department or specialty practice area. As a supervisor, receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the processes by which to attain them.
Depending on the credentials of the selected candidate, this position will be hired as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Supervisor.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
Must be a graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program.
NP: Current California RN license, Nurse Practitioner license, and national certification as Nurse Practitioner (AANP, ANCC, NCC, PNCB, AACN).
PA: Current California Physician Assistant (PA) license and current PA Certification from NCCPA.
BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
A minimum of five (5+) or more years of relevant experience as a NP or PA.
Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise a team and to manage the complex workflow and competing priorities involved with providing quality care.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with administration and other Department leaders and maintain confidentiality.
Solid knowledge of the clinical and operational issues for nurse practitio
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