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Orthopaedic Surgery APP Supervisor

Under the supervision of the Department Chair and in collaboration with the department physician, nursing leadership and administrative leadership within the Department and Physician group, this position will supervise Advance Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) in the Orthopaedic Surgery Department. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, the position will provide care for Orthopaedic patients in collaboration with physicians. Clinical care responsibilities will include performing exams, ordering diagnostic and screening tests, developing plans of care, accurately documenting patient medical history and care and education and consulting with patients and families.

Supervisory responsibilities include overseeing APPs in daily operations, ensuring adherence to ethics and quality standards in the delivery of patient care by Advanced Practice Providers. Position will collaborate with senior management and faculty on operational and performance issues and the development of new plans and programs to improve and integrate APP functions and systems across specialties, departments and throughout the medical center, including the development and implementation of APP Best Practice Models. The position will ensure appropriate professional development opportunities are developed and implemented. Facilitates items such as onboarding, training and orientation schedules, staff development and performance evaluations, time off requests, clinic schedule optimization, inpatient assignments, productivity, compliance, and other supervisory duties as assigned. Serves as a liaison between NPs, PAs, and supervising physicians.

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UC San Diego Health Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position: Orthopaedic Surgery APP Supervisor
Organization: UC San Diego Health Systems
Location: La Jolla,  CA 
United States
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 9/1/2022
Date Posted: 8/31/2022


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited  Physician Assistant program.
  • Current California Physician Assistant (PA) license and current PA Certification from NCCPA.
  • A minimum of five (5+) or more years of relevant experience as a NP or PA.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise a team and to manage the complex workflow and competing priorities involved with providing quality care.
  • Solid knowledge of the clinical and operational issues for nurse practitioners/physician assistants performing advanced-practice functions within departments and specialty areas, including evaluation, testing, diagnosis, and treatment, and patient-care concepts, policies, outcomes measurement, quality standards, ethics issues, quality improvement, and continuing staff education and professional development.
  • Proven knowledge of human resources management policies, with the ability to train, monitor, evaluate, and document staff issues and performance, and to participate in decision-making on human resources matters.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly analyze problems, determine appropriate level of intervention, and develop and apply effective solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for effective collaborations with all levels of clinical staff and management, consultants, researchers, and outside agencies.
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to train and mentor subordinates, convey complex clinical and technical information in a clear and concise manner, and to prepare and present a variety of reports, documentation, analyses, and project proposals.
  • Knowledge of clinical and administrative software and specialized applications and data management systems used by nurse practitioners in providing advanced-practice nursing care, research, documentation, and employee supervision.
  • Theoretical background in anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pulmonary, emergency and critical care medicine, management of common diseases, concepts of medicine and surgery, therapeutics, including pharmacology, counseling techniques and interpersonal dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems and formulate appropriate plans of action.
  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Experience supervising Advanced Practice Practitioners or direct experience in a relevant leadership role in a healthcare organization.
  • Orthopedic Surgery experience.
  • Ability to lead and successfully resolve workforce concerns and issues.
  • Involvement or demonstrated ability to hire and/or participate in the recruitment process.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
  • Position may require on-call, overnight, evening and weekend hours.
  • Must be willing to travel to various locations.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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Status: This listing expires on: 9/30/2022
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UC San Diego Health Systems

La Jolla,  CA 92093
United States