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Nurse Practitioner - ICU - Los Alamitos - PT Nights - 70016-1A

Updated: Jun 5, 2024
Location: Los Alamitos
Job Type:
Department: ICU/CCU-LOM

UC Title: Nurse Practitioner-PT LOM

Position Number: 41075777

Reports to: Mgr, Nursing LOM

Working Title: Nurse Practitioner - ICU - Los Alamitos - PT Nights

Cost Center: ICU/CCU-LOM (423010) 

Bargaining Unit: Non Rep Dragon

FLSA: Nonexempt

Date Created: 3/20/2024

Job Code: 007845

Hours: 24

Shift: Nights

FTE: 0.6


Position Summary: 

The Critical Care Nurse Practitioner is a member of the intensive care team and has as his/her primary responsibility the management of critically ill complex patients in an intensive care setting. The critical care NP has specialized skill and knowledge related to the unique ICU setting in which s/he practices and performs physical exams, collected 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 in a specific ICU, according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practice standards.  The critical care NP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, consulting, and provides leadership to the organization and nursing profession.  Duties may include obtaining patient health histories and complete physical examinations, documenting findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests.  Mya also need to explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patients, patient's family, staff, and healthcare learners. Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient's clinical status.  Document patient preparation and response to procedure(s). Formulate and implement treatment plan for acute illness management in collaboration with the designated critical care supervising physician(s).


Total Compensation

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our: 

Compensation practices (https://www.hr.uci.edu/partnership/totalrewards/compensation.php) and 

Benefits (https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/pages/benefits). 


Salary Range: 


Hourly Rate  Minimum   $65.32                   Midpoint               $82.34                   Maximum $104.52


Core Organizational Functions:

ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for the achievements and success of UC Irvine Health. Follows through and meets commitments; accountable for own actions and supportive of colleagues; presents self in appearance and actions in a manner that conveys professionalism and pride in area of responsibility; projects a positive presence and ensures that work related or personal frustrations are kept separate from patient care and professional activities; takes responsibility for problems and solutions;  follows existing policies and procedures.

RESPECT: Foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among ourselves and with all whom we serve. Is always compassionate and empathetic for both patients and team members;  makes eye contact, smiles and or greets every individual using the individual’s name, if known; treats all guests and co-workers with the utmost respect, dignity, courtesy and respects their confidentiality; arrives to meetings on time; keeps personal conversations with other employees offstage, out of earshot of patients and visitors.

INTEGRITY: Tells the truth and strives to earn the trust of those around us. Takes pride in their work, being honest and accountable in their words and actions; meets or exceeds department defined service expectations; makes the right decision in the best interest of UC Irvine Health.

INNOVATION: Seeks ideas and approaches that can change the way the world discovers, teaches and heals. Approaches work creatively and continuously looks for new and flexible ways to solve problems; encourages and implements ideas to improve safety, customer service and operational performance; works to create efficient and effective systems so that  time is not spent repeating and fixing problems; initiates and supports change.

SERVICE: Collaborates to effectively and compassionately serve our patients, each other and the community. Anticipates customer’s needs; maintains a calm, quiet, healing environment;  accepts assignments graciously and carries out duties with pride; recognizes that every individual has an area of expertise and his/her contribution is valuable;  keeps patients, families, customers and team members informed about time, thanks the person for waiting, and apologizes for delays.

EXCELLENCE: Committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in patient care, discovery and education. Demonstrates pride; practices humility; embraces greatness;  encourages and praises others for work well done;  learns to grow developing self and others personally and professionally; is accurate and strives for excellence; creates a positive and productive work climate.


Required Qualifications:


  • Masters of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Five years clinical nursing experience (Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience)
  • IU/critical care nursing experience required
  • Must be able to intubate patients or willing to perform this function once trained as well as managing critical situations including central line placements and codes
  • Current CA RN License
  • Current CA Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • CA Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Certificate
  • Current National Provider identification
  • Current DEA License at time of credentialing (MSN graduates from 2008-present are required to have and maintain National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner for the patient population being served)
  • Current AHA BLS Certification
  • Current ACLS Certification
  • Current NIHSS certification


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Doctorate Nursing Practice Degree
  • 2 years as a nurse PR actioner Licensure/Certification: Sub-specialty certification in practice area. 
  • Critical Care
  • Age Related Competencies
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients service including knowledge of principles of growth and development and psychosocial characteristics and interventions for young adults (18-45 years), middle adult (40-60 years), older adult (60-years)
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret age appropriate data about the patient's status in order to identify age-specific needs and provide the care needed
  • Demonstrates age appropriate communication skills for the patient population served
  • Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific community resources
  • Has a functional knowledge/can perform a neuro physical assessment in Spanish, Chinese, or Cambodian
  • Treats all information within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security
  • Has a functional knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations
  • Participates in performance improvement projects to improve process and patient outcome
  • May include exposure to potentially hazardous material, infectious agents, contact with patients, public, ands staff
  • Able to function in an environment that includes crisis situations while exercising appropriate interpersonal and critical thinking skills


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php 

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. 

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Physical, Mental, & Environmental Demands


To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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