Nurse Practitioner (PD) – Student Health – Per Diem 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) has a specialized skill and knowledge related to the setting in which they practice and perform physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts approved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules 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).

Nurse practitioner performs diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and health maintenance services. This includes physical examinations, management and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. Works in collaboration with other health care team members, consulting and referring as appropriate.

Essential Duties:

  • 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 hospitalized patients.
  • Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies and interprets finished results.
  • Develops and implements long and short-range treatment plans.
  • Performs procedures such as obtaining specimens, performing injections, suturing and wound care.,
  • Writes orders to increase, decrease or change medication,
  • Initiates consultations and monitors scheduling of patients for special tests.
  • Identifies records pertinent progress of patients, updating and summarizing charts,
  • Instructs, counsels and educates patients regarding preventive care, medical problems, psychological problems, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing (MSN).
  • 5 years Clinical nursing experience.
  • Other certifications and experience as required per specialty area
  • Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
  • Knowledge of medical procedures and conditions and ability to understand, follow and successfully perform duties.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years Experience as NP in specialty area preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse – RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
  • Nurse Practitioner – NP (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
  • Nurse Practitioner Furnisher (CA DCA) Current license to furnish medications in the State of California.
  • DEA Certificate 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.)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association ◦ ACLS as required by the NPs Job description for NPs in the Hospital/Acute Care Setting and Ambulatory Infusion Centers
  • 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)
  • FIRE LIFE SAFETY TRAINING: Applicable for this department only: ◦ *Per LA Fire City Code regulations If working within the following areas, employee is exempt from this requirement: Student Health Center and Athletics facilities (within “B” occupancy)

The hourly rate range for this position is $64.00 – $105.60. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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