Jan 23, 2024

Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship: Orthopaedic Surgery - Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

  • University of California Davis
  • Davis, CA

Job Description

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks highly motivated master’s-degree or doctorally prepared early-career, advanced practice providers to serve in a unique role that integrates a transition-to-practice clinical experience with clinical teaching activities in a structured, guided learning environment. Full-time, 12-month positions at the instructor rank in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Series are available at UC Davis Health, which is located on a modern, 140-acre campus in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento campus is home to the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center (including a level-I trauma center and burn unit, and a full range of outpatient services), a fully accredited children’s hospital, and an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Practice locations are throughout UC Davis Health. Currently offered is the APP Fellowship specialty tract: Orthopaedic Surgery, which will accept Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-PCNP), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Physician Assistants. National certification required upon selection. This is a limited 12-month engagement. This is a limited, 12-month engagement. APP Fellowship: Orthopaedic Surgery – Clinical Instructors must graduate within 18 months of the start of the program (nurse practitioner or physician assistant program completion cannot be prior to July 1, 2023). CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The APP Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship – Health Sciences Clinical Instructor participates in a structured, mentored program to develop advanced clinical knowledge, skills, professional behaviors, and practice management for APP Fellowship specialty track providers. The focus of the fellowship is on enhancing advanced clinical knowledge and proficiency, gaining practice management expertise, and exposure to clinical teaching skills. This appointment employs a practice-based environment to prepare APPs for independent clinical practice as well as building skills such as those required for a clinical preceptor, clinical instructor or clinician educator. TEACHING RESPONSIBLITIES: As part of this experience and with guidance from experienced faculty and clinicians, the APP Fellowship – Health Sciences Clinical Instructor is limited to one clinical education activity (if appropriate) for students, nursing staff, or peers, and participates in at least one of the following activities: precepting a nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) student, providing lectures to NP and PA students, co-leading clinical skill labs or facilitating small groups during simulations or case discussions. Teaching activities could also include providing a lecture to students or peers, teaching clinical procedures, providing feedback or assisting with training. The APP Fellowship – Health Sciences Clinical Instructor is also involved in a limited scholarly activity and limited committee service commensurate with this position. CRITERIA: Candidates must have graduated from an accredited APP program within 18 months from the start of the program (graduation date no earlier than July 1, 2023). Candidates must be fully licensed as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant in the state of California by the start of the program, Jan. 1. Successful candidates demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills and may have experience or express a goal of clinical teaching. A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series is evaluated by the following criteria, which is appropriately weighted according to the primary emphasis on clinical and clinically relevant teaching and patient care services. The five criteria areas are: Professional clinical competence and experience Teaching Scholarly or creative activity University and public service Experiences with or contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION: All individuals in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing are accountable for maintaining and fostering a culture of inclusion, as outlined in the School’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage at http://health.ucdavis.edu/nursing/diversity_inclusion/diversity_index.html. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), Physician Assistant program with an MS, MSN, DNP or PA within 18 months of the start of the program (APP program completion cannot be prior to July 1, 2023). Master’s-degree or doctorally prepared applicants with a postgraduate nurse practitioner or physician assistant certificate are eligible. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates must obtain the following items by the due dates listed on the UCD Advanced Practice website (see checklists): webpage at https://health.ucdavis.edu/nurse/advancedpractice/ap_fellowship.html NP: Current California registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and drug/device furnishing licenses from the California BRN OR PA: Current California physician assistant license. Completion of the schedule II opiate prescribing course in preparation for DEA license. National Board Certification. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification. Current Advanced Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification. APP Fellowship: will provide clinical services within UC Davis Health in the service they are selected for in addition to off-service rotations per individual program approximately 70% of the time. The remaining 30% is comprised of time dedicated to professional development. Salary is funded for one year by UC Davis Health Patient Care Services. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package (see School of Nursing compensation plan). REQUIREMENTS: All candidates are required to submit a personal statement of purpose, a curriculum vitae, two letters of reference (should be received with completion of your application or within 2 weeks of the submission but required no later than August 1, 2024), a copy of their transcript, and a statement on contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly recommend that applicants review additional guidance and specific requirements for all required items listed above, see https://health.ucdavis.edu/nurse/advancedpractice/ap_fellowship.html Applicants should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/. Review dates are 5/1/2024, 6/1/2024, 7/1/2024 with a final review date of 8/1/2024. All applicants will be considered whose applications are complete up to end of day August 1, 2024. If you have any questions about this recruitment, please email: [email protected]. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

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