Open date: May 8, 2023
Most recent review date: Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 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.
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks an innovative and highly motivated doctorally prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the faculty. The Clinical Nurse Specialist will serve in a unique role providing clinical care, clinical teaching activities, and clinical research. While all Clinical Nurse Specialists are welcome and encouraged to apply, the school is particularly interested in Healthy Aging Living, Gerontology & Geriatrics.
This Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a clinical leader with expertise in the overall field of clinical nursing with recognized expertise in the care of older adults, particularly the holistic assessment and management of older adults with dementia and their family caregivers. This position will be responsible for conducting caregiver visits in the healthy aging clinic, while also working with the Interim Associate Dean for Practice (IADP) and members of the Family Caregiving Institute to develop a program of research around caregivers. This CNS, working in a team-based environment, will also serve as a clinical resource in best practices and systems in providing clinical care for older adults including co-developing multifaceted treatment plans and providing patient education. This position will split their time between clinical responsibilities, teaching, and research. In the clinical practice environment, they will work under the direction of the Healthy Aging Clinic leadership in a team-based care environment and report to the IADP for practice related issues. This position will also have teaching responsibilities in the SON programs reporting to the Associate Dean for Academics and will precept students in the clinic.
A part-time or full-time, non-tenured position at the Assistant and Associate rank in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Series or full-time Clinical X Series is 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.
The budgeted salary range for this position is $142,000 to $168,000. Assistant or Associate salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.
Successful candidates will provide clinical care to geriatric patients, caregivers, and precept students. Duties will include:
• Develop plans for comprehensive assessments of caregivers who provide care to patients with dementia and other debilitating diseases.
• Create key elements of the visit considering common issues related to caregiver stress and burden and the context of the patient.
• Develop and evaluate standards for caregiving visits including standardized caregiver assessments using assessment tools such as, but not limited to: Kingston Caregiver Stress Survey, Zarit Scale, and Family Caregiving Inventory.
• Develops EHR template for caregiving visits that can be queried.
• Works with LCSW, nurses, and other staff to create a comprehensive list of services available to caregivers.
• Provide Direct Caregiver Support Services as a Qualified Health Professional.
• Conduct caregiving visits as scheduled ( up to 1 hour visits) using an EHR template and records in the EHR.
• Facilitate caregiver’s capabilities to provide safe care to their older adult relative or friend.
• Educate and train caregivers on medication management, wound care, incontinence care, behavior management and other identified patient challenges as indicated.
• Care coordination to help caregivers navigate the health system.
• Advance Care Planning.
Develop processes for future clinic activities such as but not limited to:
• Behavioral Health Integration
• Complex Care and Medical Team conferences
• Transition Care Management
• Chronic Care Management
Functions as a nursing leader in collaboration with medical director, IADP, and other leaders of the Healthy Aging Initiative –
• Provide direct care to older adults as indicated in alignment with the team-based care collaborative approach.
• Collaborates with leadership and clinic staff to develop systems and methods to assist/improve resource utilization and additional services associated with caregiving visits.
• Collaborates with leadership to encourage practice environments that support shared decision-making, employee engagement, and interdisciplinary coordination of care.
As needed, serve as a clinical expert resource for staff and students and provide geriatric screening examinations to older adults. These exams may include examples such as but not limited to:
• Mini Mental Status Exam or MOCA or Mini-Cog
• Unintentional Weight Loss Screening Tool
• Functional Screening (Lawton IADL, GAF)
• Geriatric Depression Scale
• Nutrition assessments
• Pain assessments
Precept R.N. students in learning ambulatory care clinical operations; oversee skills in accordance with the ambulatory care competencies and standards; and providing caregiver assessments –
• Conduct ambulatory care procedures such as vital sign assessments, health assessments, immunizations, injections, medication reconciliation, point of care testing, suture removal, splint application, cast removal, wound management, etc.
• Use of caregiver assessment tools.
• Documentation of caregiver visits.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:
• In collaboration with the Family Caregiving Institute, Associated Medical Departments, SON Associate Deans for Research and Practice, develops a program of funded research focusing on family caregivers and related topics of interest in the care of older adults.
• Collaborate to report clinic metrics to the Associate Dean for Practice and the Healthy Aging Initiative Clinical Delivery Committee.
• Participates in Family Caregiving Institute activities.
• Disseminates research findings to national audiences.
TEACHING & SERIVCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Teach students in areas of expertise as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academics.
• Provide service to the School of Nursing, Health System, and University through committee participation as assigned.
• Provide service to the community and profession.
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 and according to the needs of the school and the individual’s responsibilities in the specific discipline. The four criteria are:
- Professional competence and activity
- Scholarly or creative activity
- University and public service
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION:
All candidates will also be evaluated on their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Successful candidates will value the school’s mission and core values, and will support the university’s commitment to community service, equitable care for all, strategic planning, and the intellectual and professional development of all students.
Academic rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package.
All candidates are required to submit a cover letter describing how they will complement the mission and vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. One complete set of teaching evaluations is optional.
Applicants should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05696
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Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a BSN or AND plus doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DNP, EdD) is required. The candidate must meet the following qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with Clinical nurse specialist certification and /or equivalent combination of experience / training.
• Experience in geriatric nursing care required.
• Demonstrated leadership knowledge and skills to establish and maintain a culture of patient safety.
• Ability to integrate the understanding of the Health System’s and School of Nursing’s mission, vision, core values, commitments and projects within a service oriented health care environment.
• Ability to incorporate knowledge of Joint Commission and Title 22 (and other regulatory bodies) rules and regulations to ensure that clinic programs and operations are in compliance.
• Knowledge of nursing standards and competencies in ambulatory care, particularly in the care of older adults.
• Excellent organizational skills to determine workload priorities to enable timely completion of tasks. Ability to work effectively and independently under pressure with a minimum of direction.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to express ideas assertively, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Exhibits strong listening skills.
• Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others to secure necessary information and cooperation from a variety of people.
• Ability to work well in a team-based environment.
• Ability to motivate and teach learners.
• Ability to understand and implement the requirements of providing patient care within a highly regulated and constantly changing environment. Ability to understand health care issues within a broad perspective, and to apply these issues to the clinical setting.
• Ability to understand and respond to academic teaching and research requirements within the educational setting, and to reconcile potential conflicts these requirements may have with clinical activities.
• Knowledge of personal and/or mainframe computers and software tools, including word processing, spreadsheet, clinical information systems, electronic medical records, and other application packages.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching
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.
One Complete Set of Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
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