Clinical Instructor in Health Sciences

University of California Davis School of Nursing

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Resident - Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Job #JPF05417
  • School of Nursing / BETTY I MOORE SCHOOL OF NURSING / UC Davis

Application Window

Open date: December 9, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Feb 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Feb 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks highly motivated master’s degree or doctorally prepared early career nurse practitioners to serve in a unique role that integrates a primary care transition to practice clinical experience with clinical teaching activities in a structured, guided learning environment. NP Residents – Clinical Instructors must have graduated within 18 months of the start of the program (nurse practitioner program completion cannot be prior to April 1, 2022).

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. Currently, the position offered is the primary care tract, which will accept family, women’s health, pediatric, psych-mental health, and adult gerontological primary care nurse practitioner applicants only. This position fulfills 2000 of the 4600 hours required of transition to practice experience as outlined in California Assembly Bill 890. This is a limited 12-month engagement.

Successful candidates will provide clinical services in contracted community-based clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers or UC Davis primary care or nurse-led mobile clinics in the greater Sacramento region, the Sierra foothills, or the Central Valley. Additionally, this effort will include an immersive education curriculum with online advanced-learning modules and on- site training at UC Davis Health simulation centers. Teaching requirements, scholarly or creative activity, and professional service expectations will comprise the remaining time.

This is a 12-month full time (at least 40 hours per week) contract position funded by a combination of Health Resources and Services Administration grant funds and clinical revenues. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package.

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The NP Resident – Health Sciences Clinical Instructor will participate in a structured, mentored program to develop advanced clinical knowledge, skills, professional behaviors, and practice management for primary care advanced practice nurses. The focus of the residency is on enhancing advanced clinical knowledge and proficiency, gaining practice management expertise, improving clinical decision-making, and exposure to clinical teaching skills. This appointment will employ a practice-based environment to prepare NPs for independent clinical practice as well as building teaching 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 NP Resident – Health Sciences Clinical Instructor will be responsible for developing a minimum of one clinical education activity for students, nursing staff, or peers, and participating in at least one of the following activities: co-precepting a nurse practitioner or physician assistant (PA) student, 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, and/or assisting with training.

The NP Resident – Health Sciences Clinical Instructor will also be involved in a limited scholarly activity and limited committee service commensurate with this position.

CRITERIA:
Candidates must have graduated from an accredited NP program within 18 months from the start of the residency program (graduation date no earlier than April 1, 2022). Candidates must be fully licensed as a nurse practitioner in the state of California by the start of the program, October 2, 2023. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills and may have experience or express a goal of practicing in an underserved setting or clinical teaching. A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series shall be evaluated by the following criteria, which shall be appropriately weighted according to the primary emphasis on clinical and clinically relevant teaching and patient care services. The five criteria areas are:

  1. Professional clinical competence and experience
  2. Teaching
  3. Scholarly or creative activity
  4. University and public service
  5. 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.
All candidates will also be evaluated on their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Academic rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/.
If you have any questions about this recruitment, please email: hs-sonfacultyrecruitment@ucdavis.edu.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited population specific (family, women’s health, pediatric, psych-mental health, and adult gerontological primary care) nurse practitioner program with an MS, MSN, or DNP within 18 months of the start of the residency program (NP program completion cannot be prior to April 1, 2022). Masters or doctorally prepared applicants with a post-graduate nurse practitioner certificate are eligible.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (required at time of start):
Successful candidates must obtain the following items by the due dates listed on the Advanced NP-PRACTICE webpage (see checklists):
webpage at https://health.ucdavis.edu/nursing/academics/NPresidency.html

  1. Current California registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and drug/device furnishing licenses from the California BRN.
  2. Completion of the schedule II opiate prescribing course in preparation for DEA license.
  3. National Board Certification
  4. Current BLS certification

REQUIREMENTS:
All candidates are required to submit a personal statement of purpose, a curriculum vitae, contact information for two references, 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/nursing/academics/NPresidency-how-to-apply.html

Applicants should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/. If you have any questions about this recruitment, please email: hs-sonfacultyrecruitment@ucdavis.edu.

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.
Applicants should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/.
If you have any questions about this recruitment, please email: hs-sonfacultyrecruitment@ucdavis.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Graduation from an accredited family or adult gerontological nurse practitioner program with an MS, MSN, or DNP within 18 months of the start of the program (NP program completion cannot be prior to April 1, 2022). Masters or doctorally prepared applicants with a post-graduate nurse practitioner certificate are eligible.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Successful candidates must obtain the following items by the due dates listed on the Advanced NP-PRACTICE webpage (see checklists):
webpage at https://health.ucdavis.edu/nursing/academics/NPresidency.html

  1. Current California registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and drug/device furnishing licenses from the California BRN.
  2. Completion of the schedule II opiate prescribing course in preparation for DEA license.
  3. National Board Certification
  4. Current BLS certification

Successful candidates will provide clinical services in contracted community-based clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers or UC Davis primary care or nurse-led mobile clinics. The remaining time will be comprised of:
• educational activities including the immersive education curriculum with online advanced-learning modules, on-site training at UC Davis Health simulation centers, and scholarly or creative activities
• specialty clinical rotations
• teaching requirements
• service professional expectations.

Salary is funded for one year by a combination of Health Resources and Services Administration grant funds and clinical revenues. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Personal Statement of Purpose - Please highlight your most relevant academic preparation and motivation, scholarly work, clinical interests, and career goals as well as background and experiences for pursuing this primary care residency with a focus on underserved communities (1,000-word limit).
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated CV or resume.
  • NP Program Transcript - Graduates should submit a final transcript (official or unofficial); Current students should submit a transcript that shows up to and including their most recently completed semester or quarter.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Explanation of Gap(s) in Work - You may upload a statement explaining any gaps in work that exceed three months. Gaps in work to attend school do not need and explanation.(Optional)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire - A link to a supplemental questionnaire will be sent to all candidates meeting the Basic Qualifications (see below). Completion of this questionnaire is a required component of a complete application.(Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

Contact information for two references is required at the time of application. One must be from a supervisor or someone who supervised you in your clinical practice. This may be a preceptor if the experience was in primary care and lasted at least 160 hours. A reference request will be sent by UC Davis Health directly to the referees if and when the applicant is invited to interview.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05417

Help contact: mdann@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

the greater Sacramento region, the Sierra foothills, or the Central Valley