Full time Nurse Practitioner-Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Practitioner) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The University of Southern California Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking a full time Nurse Practitioner to join its faculty as a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Nurse Practitioner would be a shared provider resource in the Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Gynecologic Sub-Specialties (OGGS) and Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.  The Nurse Practitioner (NP) must have a specialized skillset and knowledge related to the setting in which they practice and perform physical exams, collect and document data, conduct approved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services, according to established evidence-based clinical practice standards. The NP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, consulting, and provides leadership to the organization and advance practice profession. Duties may include but not limited to obtaining patient health histories and complete physical examinations, documenting findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests, and performing procedures as needed within specialty area. The NP also helps facilitate safe and efficient operational flow of the patient through their continuum of care. The NP will function as a part of inter-professional teams by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including but not limited to physicians, pharmacists, office support staff, and other advance practice providers (APPs).

The essential duties of the NP includes the following:

Conducts in-depth interviews with patients and/or family, constructs comprehensive medical histories, performs initial and periodic physical examinations and explores patient’s interpretation of health needs. Identifies and treats patients’ diseases. Manages treatment of patients using critical and strategic thinking, analytical and planning skills while demonstrating effective organizational and time management skills. Identifies patient’s educational needs and provides health related information to enhance patient’s and family’s understanding of medical condition and related treatments. Instructs and counsels patients and families regarding care, medical problems, psychological problems and use of prescribed devices, treatments and drugs. Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies and interprets finished results; in consultation with the physician when necessary. Develops and implements long and short-range treatment plans in conjunction with the MDs. Performs procedures and obtains informed consent for procedure that will be performed specifically by the NP. Writes orders to initiate or modify medications. Initiates consultations as identified and admission of transfers from other facilities. Rounds in the inpatient setting and evaluates patients in the Keck Medicine Evaluation and Treatment Clinic (ETC). Performs studies and treatments for urinary incontinence (including but not limited to urodynamic studies, posterior tibial nerve stimulation).  Identifies records pertinent to progress of patients, updating and summarizing charts, changing orders when appropriate and notifying the responsible clinician of changes in the patient’s condition. Researches community resources for referral of patients. Refers patients to most appropriate resource based on patients’ medical needs and conditions. Maintains compliance with established University and department policies and procedures, quality assurance, safety, environmental, infection control and complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies. Participates in in-service education programs and professional associations to maintain their certifications. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree- Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing (MSN).

Minimum Experience:

  • 5 Years of Clinical work experience in Gynecology
  • 3 Years’ experience as a NP in Women’s Health
  • Required Licensure/Certifications:
    • Current State of California license as a Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Current Nurse Practitioner license from CA Board of Registered Nursing
    • Nurse Practitioner Furnisher (CA DCA) – Current Furnishing license to furnish medications in the State of California.
    • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Justice for Schedule II-V controlled substances.
  • NP Board Certified – Possession of National Board Certification in Nurse Practitioner area of specialty accredited by Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing (ABSNC) or National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
    • If work in Hospital/Acute Care Setting must have Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) upon hire.*Grandfathered from Acute Care Certification requirement if hired/transferred prior to 12/2015.
  • Current BLS Certification – Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) – If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The salary range for this position is $160,000-$179,000.

For further inquiries, please contact Carissa Padua (Special Projects Manager, Faculty Affairs) at mariellecarissa.padua@med.usc.edu.

USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

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