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Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Practitioner)

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is seeking outstanding applicants to fill a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant position in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Under general supervision and in accordance with standardized procedures, the nurse practitioner/physician assistant performs physical examinations and treats common episodic and chronic health care problems, counsels patients and families, monitors patient progress, and assists with clinical research projects.  The nurse practitioner/physician assistant works in collaboration with other health care team members, consulting and referring as appropriate, but retains responsibility for ongoing clinical management of Primary Care patients.

Successful candidates will have strong clinical skills and interest in serving a diverse patient population in both private and public clinical practice.  We offer a highly competitive salary package with excellent benefits.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position will be hired as a clinical instructor. THIS IS A PRACTITIONER POSITION – You will not be teaching NP or PA students.

Specific Duties include:
Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies and interprets finished results.
· Develops and implements long and short range treatment plans.
· Performs procedures such as obtaining specimens, performing injections, immunizations, lumbar punctures, skin biopsies, suturing, wound care and management of conditions produced by trauma or infection.
· Writes orders to increase, decrease or change medication, subject to checking and counter-signing by physician.
· Initiates consultations and monitors scheduling of patients for special tests.
· Identifies and records pertinent progress of patients, updating and summarizing charts, changing orders when appropriate and notifying the responsible physician of changes in the patient's condition.
· Instructs and counsels patients and families regarding preventive care, medical problems, psychological problems, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Acts as liaison with governmental agencies such as National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute. Assists with medical research projects, following medical research protocols. Obtains Investigational Review Board approval for treatment protocols.
· Research community resources for referral of patients. Refers patients to most appropriate resource based on patients' medical needs and conditions.
· Maintains compliance with established University and department policies and procedures, quality assurance, safety, environmental, infection control and complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
· Participates in in-service education programs and professional associations.
· Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Minimum Field of Expertise: Possession of current certificate of completion from an accredited training program. Current and valid California State Practitioner licenses, and Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications. 2 years’ clinical experience is preferred.

The annual base salary range for this position is $161,562 TO $226,192. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.”


The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  People of all gender identities, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20147646 Posted Date: 04/11/2024

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