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Nurse Practitioner

November 2, 2020

NURSE PRACTITIONER– HEADACHE NEUROLOGY

Nurse Practitioner – Headache Neurology
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, CA

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% 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 outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will assess and manage patient health problems including actual and potential conditions within an outpatient Headache Neurology clinic. Plan, implement and evaluate health care treatments. Under the supervision of an attending neurologist, assess laboratory findings including blood tests, electromyography, MRI, CT Scan and X-rays. Utilize critical thinking skills to individualize patient care in order to manage illness, promote well being, foster rehabilitative and disease preventive life style choices. Prescribe medications and supportive therapies to help maintain health. Communicate with patients, their significant others and their primary health care providers. Responsibilities include assessing individual participants health status, performing detailed neurological examinations, assessing current drug therapies and potential interactions, liaising with Primary health care providers, interpreting laboratory results, and performing Chemodenervation injections. Provide current information on migraine and or facial pain research developments and education regarding medications to both participants and ancillary staff. Help research participants to understand their disease process and medications. Communicate clinical findings to physicians, research scientists and lay persons on a weekly basis. Educate nurses and ancillary staff about disease processes, facial injections for Chemodenervation medications, physical examination and history taking as well as detailed neurological examination. Serve as a resource for RN’s to aid with clinical queries. Provide telephone triage, including prescribing necessary pharmacological interventions, including providing emotional support to the patient significant others.

What we have to offer:
• Full time employees earn 15 days of vacation and 12 sick days per year
• Several medical plans, which begin day one of employment
• Dental and Vision plans are fully paid by UC
• UC has a robust retirement plan

What you will need:
• Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner program OR a graduate of an accredited physician assistant program
• Licensed in the state of CA
• NP Specialty Certification OR NCCPA Certification
• Current BLS/CPR at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six months of hire date
• Minimum 1 year of licensed NP, headache experience preferred. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, clinical advanced practice experience must be within the last two years gained through school or work experience.

Who you can contact:
For more information you can reach out to the recruiter, Lindsay Delhamer, ldelhamer@ucsd.edu

Apply:
Please visit our website to apply for position #106460 https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=106460

About us:

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

The Department of Neurosciences is a community of scholars whose work – individually and collaboratively – seeks to transform understanding of the brain and mind and creates new paradigms for knowing the human condition and caring for it.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.