We use cookies. Find out more about it here. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
Back to search results

Pediatric ICU/Cardiac ICU Nurse Practitioner II (NURSE PRACT 2)

University of California- Davis Health
vision insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, California, Sacramento
March 29, 2024

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) provides independent advanced level nurse practitioner clinical expertise to patients and their families on an on-going basis. This includes the management of chronic stable medical conditions, routine care, acute or critical care, and medical and specialty protocols (e.g. chemotherapy) as defined by standardized procedures or independently based on licensure. This may include non-invasive or invasive procedures, surgical procedures, including operative first assist per approved standardized procedures as identified by the list available on the Medical Staff Office. Patient management decisions will be independent where appropriate after assessment of the patient and interdependent with consultation with an attending or other member of the team. NPs are expected to act as an expert resource person for health care providers including nurses,
residents and other ancillary staff.

Provides patient care in a team based care environment to a diversified patient population. Applies
knowledge, experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates leadership skills. Demonstrates accountability for own practices as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.

Apply By Date: June 12, 2024. Interviews may be held at any time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year or greater experience as a nurse practitioner in a PCICU, Pediatric Cardiac Step-Down Unit, Pediatric Cardiology or with Pediatric CT Surgery.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
  • National NP board certification in aligned specialty with the practice area (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care)
  • Valid California Registered Nurse License without restriction.
  • California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing License
  • California Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP) without restriction
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Certificate within 3 months of hire
  • American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR Certification
  • Graduation with a master's degree, DNP or PhD in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Ability to cope with personal stress experienced by team members, other professionals, and caretakers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Judgement skills to effectively meet the needs of patients
  • Self-direction and organizational skills to function in an independent role
  • Ability to meet minimum standards for hospital credentialing and billing standards as a billable provider

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year or greater recent clinical experience as a nurse practitioner in a PCICU, Pediatric Cardiac Step-Down Unit, Pediatric Cardiology or with Pediatric CT Surgery

Department Description

In the PCICU, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) provides comprehensive management of critically ill neonates, infants and children with cardiac disorders in a group collaborative practice with physician intensivists, under the supervision of the Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU).

The PNP role in the PCICU will include initial patient evaluation, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic test, initiation of appropriate treatments and medications using established protocols and practices, with appropriate oversight in accordance with state and hospital policy. In addition, the role will include: interaction with multidisciplinary team on ICU rounds; consultation with other providers; communication with patients and families; coordination of multidisciplinary care; admission/transfer/discharge planning; documentation of care. With appropriate credentials and privileges, the PNP may also perform invasive procedures within their defined scope of practice. PNPs may provide education to patients, family members, ICU members, and medical providers including medical students, residents, and fellow physicians. PNPs may participate in the design and implementation of research and/or quality improvement studies within the PICU/PCICU.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $83.52 - $110.21
  • Salary Frequency: Hourly
  • Salary Grade: 118
  • Payroll Title: NURSE PRACT 2
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: 12 hour day shifts with rotating weekend coverage
  • Location: Main Hospital, Sacramento
  • Union Representation: Yes
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site


Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy and our

  • If you are represented by a union, benefits are negotiated between the University of California (UC) and your union and finalized in a contract. Read your bargaining unit's employment contract, stay abreast of current negotiations and learn about collective bargaining at UC:
  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • Paid Holidays annually as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation/Sick Time as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Paid time off for professional development as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program as stipulated in the UC Davis Health Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness programs and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance as well as (ERGs) to support our staff

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to lift up to 25 Pounds - Occasionally
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • References reflect an overall meet or exceeds.

Special Requirements

  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California , as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our , our and for research and education, and our latest efforts to . The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit: .

For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: .

Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere

Applied = 0