Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 2237104
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing


Nurse Practitioner 2



Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 17563

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

Initial Review Date (IRD): 05-13-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to diverse students on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Comprising a variety of Clinical Services, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Laboratory, and X-ray, SHS also has an onsite retail pharmacy, offering both prescriptive pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products. Other SHS departments include Patient Support Services; Student Insurance Programs; Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) and the Condom Co-op. Student Health Services employs approximately 120 staff including Physicians, Lab Scientists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Radiologists, and other clinical and administrative staff.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Medical Director and in accordance with standardized procedures, provides primary ambulatory care and telehealth services as part of the Student Health Services health care team. Assesses health status; evaluates and manages illnesses or injuries; provides initial psychological evaluation; promotes wellness, disease prevention and health education; coordinates appropriate follow-up care, referrals and case management. May serve on health center committees. Provides input for continuous improvement of services. Understands the principles of patient-centered care and the importance of the primary care provider to deliver high quality patient care.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information:  $52.96 - $67.18 / Hourly.  Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and number of years of licensed experience. 

No. of Positions:  1 - 2

Benefits Level Eligibility:  Full

Schedule Information: 
Full-time (or Part-time), Fixed
100% (or 80%) weekly
40 (or 32) hours weekly
SHS is open Monday through Friday, specific working hours TBD
Day Shift 

Employee Classification:  Career (or Partial Year Career) Appointment 

Job End Date:  None 

Work Location:  UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation:  NX 

Job Code Classification:  009147 (NURSE PRACT  2)

Job Duties
Core Function: Patient Care - 100%

Duties/Responsibilities:  

Provides direct patient care, including in-person and telehealth visits, in the Student Health Center clinic according to standardized procedures and protocols.

Takes clinical history; performs problem-focused physical examinations.

Provides clinical assessment and management of patients with routine health problems, episodic acute illnesses and stable chronic illnesses, minor injuries, routine gynecological care and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Orders, performs and/or assists in the performance of laboratory or screening procedures, including lab, x-ray and EKGs.

Orders, performs and/or assists in the performance of therapeutic procedures.

Recognizes and evaluates life-threatening situations, initiates emergency treatment.

Educates and counsels patients about physical and mental health, such as social habits, family planning, normal growth and development, and disease management.

Provides support around issues commonly confronted by college students: sexual health, drugs and alcohol, stress, and relationship issues.

Evaluates and manages depression and anxiety in collaboration with the counseling and psychiatric services available on campus and in the community.

Makes referrals to outside health facility or service in the community when necessary.

Provides medication or prescription for medication per protocols.

Performs minor procedures, such as laceration repair, incision and drainage, application of splints and casts, and treatment of minor burns.

Promotes continuity of care by assuming the role of primary care provider for patients with chronic or on-going health issues using the principles of patient-centered care.

Completes appropriate documentation and detailed charting as well as billing and coding responsibilities in a timely manner.

Initiates and manages care for patients requiring IV hydration or medication.

Other related duties may include peer review, committee and/or special projects participation.

As a member of the health care team, promotes smooth functioning of services by assisting where help is needed.

Required Qualifications
  • Current State of California Nurse Practitioner license in good standing 
  • Current State of California Registered Nurse license, in good standing
  • Possession of Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number (NPF)
  • Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Significant experience and background in a general medicine, urgent care, family practice setting which is typically obtained after three to five, or more, years of post-training work experience
  • Significant experience in women's health, management of illness and injury which is typically obtained after three to five, or more, years of post-training work experience
  • Demonstrated competency in providing outpatient primary care management of adults including both medical and psychosocial assessments and treatments
  • Excellent oral communication skills; excellent listening skills; ability to receive and give clear and concise information
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated competency in working on a multidisciplinary team; ability to contribute to team effort 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural competency in serving a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated flexibility and organizational skills with ability to prioritize a high-volume workload, and work independently under time pressures with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work on several tasks concurrently with frequent interruptions; ability to maintain concentration in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work and communicate in a positive and cooperative manner with management and supervisory staff, medical staff, co-workers and other healthcare personnel; ability to respond well to supervision
  • Ability to handle difficult, sensitive and confidential situations tactfully
  • Experience using Electronic Medical Records

Special Conditions
  • Selected Candidate will be required to pass a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check prior to formal job offer 
  • Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program 
  • Current State of California Registered Nurse license, in good standing
  • Current State of California Nurse Practitioner license in good standing
  • Possession of Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number (NPF)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration
  • Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Must complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act) Training within 30 days of hire
  • Must possess or obtain Cardiopulmonary (CPR) Certificate within 90 days of hire
  • Will be required to comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview
  • Will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.

Safety Statement
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply
Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to 'My Activities'. Visit our https://www.google.com/url?q=https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html&source=gmail&ust=1619204490787000&usg=AFQjCNFHCPr1prsydXEGxPV3-WqLTLaHtw" href="https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2237104&targetURL=https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html" target="_blank">How to Apply tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process. 

 

EEO/AA
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 



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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.





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