The Lead Transplant Nurse Practitioner serves as a nursing resource and the clinical expert in the care of the inpatient kidney transplant recipient as well as the inpatient dialysis access patient. The Lead NP has primary responsibility for the day-to-day administrative and clinical management of inpatients on the Transplant Surgery Service and provides work direction to other Transplant NPs on the service. This responsibility involves coordinating the delivery of interdisciplinary medical and surgical care under the guidance of the Transplant Surgery attending physician. The Lead Nurse Practitioner also functions as the liaison between management, Transplant Surgery attending physician and the housestaff, and consulting ancillary providers, hospital departments, patient, family, community physicians, and insurance companies. The Lead NP monitors transplant organ function and assesses pre and post operative patient conditions for potential issues and/or complications. He/she actively coordinates provision of multi-disciplinary care within UC Davis Health as well as coordinating care provided by a variety of professionals within other health care systems. He/she coordinates the discharge plan in conjunction with the unit discharge planner, the transplant pharmacist and outpatient transplant coordinator. He/she provides ongoing patient and family education, and assesses appropriate medical intervention for effective resources management and quality assurance. The NP focuses on holistic care of the individual patient within their support system. The NP actively participates in the CQI process through development and implementation of clinical monitors.REQUIRED - At least one year paid NP experience in an inpatient setting - Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing - Masters of Science in Nursing - Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program - Possession of current California License as a Registered Nurse - Possession of current California Nurse Practitioner License - Possession of a valid DEA number and furnishing certificate. - Possession of valid NPI number - National certification as a nurse practitioner within 3 months of hire - Current CPR/ACLS CertificationPREFERRED - Transplant experience strongly preferred - Knowledge and skills related to transplantation: care of pre and post-transplant recipients, care of donor nephrectomy and dialysis access patients, and immunology and HLA testing and its implicationsSPECIAL REQUIREMENT - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-t...erm course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging everyone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.