This position has been changed from a limited to a per diem position as of 2/24/2017.
This position will remain open until filled.
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.
UCSD Division of Endocrinology within the department of Medicine is needing weekend coverage from NP to help the MDs for the inpatient DM service.
Learn more about UC San Diego Health's Endocrinology Department here!
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a member of the interdisciplinary team working in the inpatient setting. The NP provides a ready source of clinical expertise in DM service. The purpose of the role is to help manage insulin dosing in the inpatient setting, educate patients during their hospitalization, help adjust outpatient DM medications upon transition out of the hospital and serve as a resource for all hospital staff on the safe use of insulin in the hospital setting.
A valid State of California R.N. and N.P. license. Valid State of California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number. National Board Certification for Nurse Practitioners.
BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Demonstrated excellent assessment skills and ability to make clinically sound decisions in a fast paced environment.
Proven experience in group nutritional and diabetes counseling and education. Strong skills in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating the nutritional, lifestyle, and educational needs participants.
Demonstrated computer experience using Electronic Medical Records, databases, word processing and spreadsheet.
Proven ability to interact effectively with diverse population. Demonstration of a high level of professionalism and excellent communication skills. Ability to function as part of a team.
Identifies patient/family problems or learning barriers including physical, cognitive, environmental, language/cultural, financial, psychosocial, and spiritual and provides appropriate referral as necessary to function as part of a team.
Three (3) years experience caring for patients with diabetes.
Certification with the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators as Certified Diabetes Educator
Comfortable in a group teaching setting and willingness to do community outreach.
Must be able to obtain medical staff privileges.
Employment is subject to credentialing approval by Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IPC), a fee is required to be paid by applicant.
Employment is subject to pre-employment physical, background check, drug testing.
Must be able to work a variable schedule depending on clinical operations and needs.
Must travel to off-site locations, hold a valid CA driver's license or have access to reliable transportation.