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UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

Orthopedic Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Salary Range: $72.85 - $96.14 Hourly

Final Filing Date: 8/5/2021

To provide independent advanced level nurse practitioner clinical expertise to the Orthopedic Surgery Service patients and their families on an on-going basis. This includes patients in the acute care floor and knowledge of the patient in the ICU, but no ICU direct care. This includes the management of chronic stable medical conditions, routine care, acute or critical care, and medical and specialty protocols (e.g. chemotherapy) as defined by standardized procedures for your specific department. This may include non-invasive or invasive procedures, surgical procedures, including operative first assist per approved standardized procedures as identified by the list available on the Medical Staff Office. Patient management decisions will be independent where appropriate after assessment of the patient and interdependent with consultation with an attending or other member of the team. NP’s are expected to act as an expert resource person for health care providers including nurses, residents and other ancillary staff.

Provides direct patient care to a diversified patient population.  Applies knowledge, experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations.  Participates in patient and staff education.  Demonstrates leadership skills.  Demonstrates accountability for own practices as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 6 months of recent NP experience in an inpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • National NP board certification in an aligned specialty with the practice area (AGACNP or ANP), or FNP national board certified and enrolled in a Post Masters ACNP or AGACNP program to be certified within 36 months of hire.
  • Graduation with a Master's degree, DNP or PhD in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Possession of valid California RN and Nurse Practitioner license without restrictions.
  • Furnishing license.
  • DEA within 3 months of hire.
  • Judgement skills to effectively meet the needs of patients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-direction and organizational skills to function in an independent role.
  • Ability to cope with personal stress experienced by team members, other professionals, and caretakers.
  • Ability to perform patient procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of clinical experience with inpatient surgical service specialty care.
  • RNFA.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to meet minimum standards for hospital credentialing and billing standards as a billable provider.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • References reflect an overall meet or exceeds.
  • Ability to work overtime and work weekends and holidays. 
  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:

Job ID #18679

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57907144
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California, United States
  • Position Title: Orthopedic Surgery Nurse Practitioner
  • Company Name: UC San Diego Health
  • Sector: Orthopaedic

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