Nurse Practitioner 2 Per Diem (9160C), Primary/Urgent Care University Health Services 45216
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3602224
Nurse Practitioner 2 Per Diem (9160C), Primary/Urgent Care University Health Services 45216
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.
Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/about.
I. CLINICAL CARE In accordance with Standardized Procedures and consistent with community standards and UHS policies and procedures, provides direct patient primary care.
Takes appropriate health history according to presenting complaint and physical findings including pertinent negatives.
Conducts an appropriate physical exam corresponding to presenting complaint, and history.
Formulates appropriate medical and nursing assessment of patient problems.
Integrates patient education and instruction in health maintenance and disease prevention into practice including guidance in nutrition, risk factors, episodic illness, contraception and self-care, and behavioral health.
Counsels and provides emotional support to patients as appropriate.
Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and determines when to collaborate or refer to a physician and/or specialist for further evaluation and/or treatment.
Evaluates the total health care needs of patients and develops plans for comprehensive care.
Works collaboratively and cooperatively with the health care team in the management of medical, gynecological and urgent conditions.
Provides feedback and/or follow-up to patients in a timely fashion.
Determines the need for appropriate follow-up care and arranges for appropriate referrals of patients for further evaluation.
Consults colleagues when appropriate and in a professional manner.
II. DOCUMENTATION OF PRACTICE Maintains professional standards of documentation.
Records content of all patient encounters within the patient's electronic medical record utilizing standardized templates (or progress note using SOAP) and workflow.
Medical documentation is easily interpreted by all members of the health care team.
Charts in a timely fashion.
Charting reflects the process of care, patient progress and current patient status. All communications with patient should be recorded on EMR.
Documents ongoing and significant problems on the Problem List.
Updates current medications, allergies and significant medical history at each visit.
Completes appropriate forms including, but not limited to, work-related injury forms, encounter forms, ancillary forms and urgent care forms.
Appropriate referrals and documentation on EMR include in visit orders, referrals, request for insurance authorization, etc.
III. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates a positive, constructive attitude that facilitates the goals and mission of the University Health Service.
A. Adheres to principles of quality, client oriented standards.
Demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with patients and staff regardless of cultural, racial/ethnic background or sexual orientation.
Refers administrative inquires, patient complaints/concerns to appropriate supervisors.
Knowledgeable of and adheres to all policies regarding patient rights and responsibilities, rules of confidentiality and patient privacy (HIPAA and FERPA).
Maintains an understanding of the social and environmental context of health on the college campus.Arrives at workstation in a timely manner.
Submits leave requests in a timely manner.
Reliable attendance maintained.
B. Implements University and UHS policies and procedures.
Knowledgeable of UHS departments, services and locations
Knowlegable of and adheres to operational, administrative, business and personnel policies.
Actively demonstrates a working knowledge of Clinical Services policies and procedures.
C. Works collaboratively with Health Services staff following a team approach.
IV. LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
A. As a nursing professional, demonstrates an ability to communicate knowledge both formally and informally.
1. Collaborates with other disciplines in planning, developing, gathering, implementing, and evaluating patient education materials. 2. Participates in the orientation of new employees. 3. Acts as a preceptor providing instruction and guidance in a constructive manner. 4. Serves in a teaching capacity and as a resource person for the development of other health care workers, individual patients, volunteers, and groups. 5. Engages in self-evaluation and goal-setting to maintain and/or improve quality of own performance. 6. Maintains RN, NP, NP Furnishing, DEA, and CPR (ACLS if appropriate) licensing and certification. Provides timely documentation to UHS.
B. Contributes to the professional development of nursing and Nurse Practitioner practice.
1. Demonstrates and supports professionalism in nursing and Nurse Practitioner practice. 2. Develops and maintains area(s) of clinical concentration or specialty that are consistent with UHS needs. 3. Serves as a resource person for other nursing staff in the enhancement of basic nursing practice. 4. Takes responsibility for own educational needs and keeps current on literature pertinent to ongoing advanced practice. Shares with staff information from research in professional literature. 5. Attends and participates constructively in staff meetings. 6. Participates on UHS committees as assigned. 7. Participates in the development of standards, policies and procedures essential to the delivery of quality medical, nursing, and preventative health care services. 8. Assists in identifying NP staff educational needs and issues in NP practice. Prepares professional literature to share with other NPs and/or appropriate staff. 9. Contributes to (and participates) in Quality Assurance and Peer Review activities as needed. 10. Facilitates problem-solving. 11. Contributes constructive concerns and/or ideas for improving practice efficiency and work relationships.
V. WORK STANDARDS
A. Organized and able to prioritize workload.
1. Assures timely patient care. Keeps pace within either appointment system or Urgent Care drop-in system and maintains appropriate pace within the limits of available resources and within expected goals of productivity. 2. Contributes to productivity of unit by demonstrating an ability to work efficiently. 3. Maintains professional communications. 4. Maintains a professional demeanor even when under pressure or difficult situations are encountered. 5. Demonstrates respect for co-workers by keeping a reasonably clean and well-organized work area.
B. Knowledgeable in emergency policies and procedures.
1. Knows emergency/disaster plan. 2. Knows use and location of emergency equipment at a level appropriate to the assigned unit.
a. Initiates basic CPR as needed.
b. Initiates ACLS as appropriate to training and resources.
C. Demonstrates understanding and consistently follows Standard Precautions.
1. Implements UHS Bloodborne Pathogen and all Infection Control policies.
D. Adheres to hours of work and payroll responsibilities.
1. Demonstrates flexibility in work schedules which may include rotation to other clinical areas as needed and may include evening and weekend shift assignment.
VI. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED BY SUPERVISOR.
Hold and maintains:
Active State of California RN License and NP Certification
NP Furnishing Number and DEA License.
Active Board Certification in Family Practice or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
Must have completed a minimum of three years of primary care practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
5 years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner providing a variety direct patient primary care.
Experience in a college/university health setting.
Experience in Women's Health and/or LGBTQ care.
Salary & Benefits
This is a per diem position with variable hours.
The hourly pay for this role is set at $82.91.
Per diem positions are not eligible for the UC benefits plan.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.
Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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