Surgery Nurse Practitioner II
University of California - San Diego - La Jolla, CA

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Under the direction of the Chairman of the Department of Surgery or designated attending, incumbent functions as a provider of patient care in the fields of Cardiothoracic Surgery/Intensive Care Units. Provides full clinical support in the management of inpatient services. Develops and provides education to NP students, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows. Functions as liaison to counselors, social workers, research nurses, and other clinic support staff. Will participate in the evaluation of new products and equipment to be used in the OR. Develops and implements policy and procedures related to the management of cardiothoracic surgical patients. Ability to serve a large volume of patients rapidly and effectively on a walk-in or appointment basis, within set time limits.

  • Theoretical background in: Anatomy, Physiology, General Medicine, Pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.

  • Ability to perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action. Knowledge of operating room standards and techniques.

  • Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.

  • Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patients care and well-being and the skill in recording nursing/medical assessment findings accurately and completely.

  • Ability to write orders regarding execution of inpatient, outpatient plans of treatment. Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for the patients care and well-being.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel. Ability to properly counsel patients and families, particularly in delicate or death and dying situations.

  • Skill to operate appropriate medical equipment, i.e., Swan-Ganz catheters, central venous pressure monitors, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac defibrillator, transducer systems, digital read-out equipment, and medical computer systems.

  • Knowledge necessary for instructing housestaff, medical students, physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel in all aspects of surgical care. Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and the health care team.

  • Must have a valid California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner License.

  • Must have a State of California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number.

  • Must be able to obtain medical staff privileges.

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