University of California - San Diego #92538 (NP) Nurse Practitioner II - Surgical Oncology in San Diego, California

#92538 (NP) Nurse Practitioner II - Surgical Oncology

Filing Deadline: Mon 3/26/2018

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Please note that this position is a part-time appointment (approximately 3 8-hour shifts per week).

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/14/2018 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides clinically expert triage service for the oncology surgical department. Serves as liaison between patients and physicians, assessing and determining the acuity of patient symptoms and communicating these to the physicians as appropriate. Assesses patients regarding presenting problem to determine and expedite disposition. Performs in-patient nursing functions; assists nurse practitioners and physicians as required; conveys instructions and lab results to patients, providing health education as needed; maintains and restocks equipment and supplies, including sterilization of instruments, disinfection and cleaning.

Participates in the care and assessment of in-patients. Communicates daily assessments to the surgical team. Prioritizes and resolves patient issues, involving physicians as appropriate. Manages and documents all communications in the electronic medical record system.

The NP also functions as a provider of in-patient care for oncology surgical department. Provides full clinical support in the management of inpatients. Plans, implements and evaluates health care treatments for surgery in-patients. Direct supervision will occur by assigned attending surgeons. The position requires a strong emphasis on the complete care of the surgical patient, from peri-operative care to discharge. Position requires special knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of surgery.


  • California RN license, California 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 at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum of one (1) year recent working NP experience.

  • Ability to perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.

  • Proficiency in complete care of the surgical patient, from peri- to post-op settings.

  • Knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel in all aspects of surgical care.

  • Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patients care and well-being.

  • Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.

  • Ability to properly counsel patients and families, particularly in delicate or death and dying situations.

  • Ability to write orders regarding execution of inpatient plans of treatment.

  • Experience in Medical - Surgical Nursing and Triage expertise to identify and implement nursing interventions.

  • Demonstrated skill in insertion of intravenous lines. Knowledge of various immunizations.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately verbally and in writing.Skill in appropriate telephone techniques.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, using tact and diplomacy in order to interact effectively with all levels of professional staff and a diversity of patients.

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.


Recent working NP experience in the inpatient surgical and/or oncologic discipline.


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

  • Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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Payroll Title:



SURGERY/Surgical Oncology

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience


East Campus

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NX Contract

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Work Schedule:

Days, 8 hrs/day

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