The position of Nurse Practitioner II in the Department of Neurology, requires a highly competent, independent yet team-oriented individual who will be immersed in Neurology's Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory disorders clinics. Under the supervision of an Attending Faculty and guided by the applicable policies and procedures, the Nurse Practitioner will participate in the comprehensive care of patients in the ambulatory or inpatient settings and provide multi-disciplinary care coordination, treatment, education, monitoring, and communication with patients and referring physicians. A Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) who possesses the advanced education, knowledge, clinical skills and experience necessary to provide advanced nursing care in their area of specialization. The APP will be seeing a population of patients afflicted with Alzheimer's, Dementia and/or other memory disorders in a fast paced outpatient clinical environment. In addition, the APP will also work with the family of the patient to ensure that aftercare will be appropriate. The location of the clinics is currently in the Gottschalk Plaza in Irvine. A clinic can also be in Pavilion I at the UCI Medical Center in Orange. The APP will have 9 clinical sessions (a session is 4 hrs) weekly; daily from 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. The remaining time will be utilized for follow-up calls and other administrative duties. This position may perform: Functions as appropriate to their scope of practice (In general, the scope of practice includes the management of chronic stable medical conditions, routine care, acute or critical care, and medical and surgical procedures per their approved standardized procedure). Familiarity with state statute for their licenses is necessary. Approved privileges are unique to each person and are unlikely to include ALL privileges The NP professional may provide patient care in age groups based on educational preparation and at all Health licensed settings and affiliates. The NP has responsibility for the standards of care for their specified patient population and evidences self-direction and accountability both to quality of care and in the development of their role within the all Health locations and affiliates. Advanced Practice Practitioners (APP) are required to be credentialed to practice and be privileged through Medical Staff to function in their clinical role. Credentialing and approval of privileges must be completed prior to the first working day. The NP is accountable to, evaluated, and provided feedback by the supervising/collaborating physician, physician designee(s) in the same clinical specialty, or the Administrative Manager.
Current, active, unrestricted California Registered Nurse license.
Successful completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
Educational training and/or experience to support setting and patient population.
Current, active, unrestricted California Nurse Practitioner license.
Current, active, unrestricted Furnishing license and DEA registration.
Active National Provider Identifier (NPI).
NP National Board Certification (Beginning February 2018): Adult/Gerontology AGPCNP-BC or AGNP-C.
Current BLS certification.
Ability to obtain UCIMC Allied Health Professional Privileges prior to hire.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the program and UCI Health System.
Ability to exercise diplomacy and flexibility in interacting with physicians, nurses, other paramedical personnel, administrators, emergency and law enforcement officers.
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job.
Skill to clearly communicate medical information to a broad variety of people, both in person and over the telephone.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes. Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload.
Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties.
Ability to be trained in the use of specialized medical equipment and procedures.
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
Ability to multi task and work in a high paced environment.
Ability to complete assigned tasks as per policy.
At least 5 years working in a fast paces outpatient setting working with elderly patients and families.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy .
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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