Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Behavioral Medicine ($10,000 Sign-On-Bonus)
University of California San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Internal Number: 67459BR
NOTE: This position is eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus for new hires
The Division of Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco has an open full-time position for a pediatric or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Under general supervision of the Ambulatory APP Manager, the NP will see patients who have a broad range of developmental and behavioral concerns, with a particular focus on children with comorbid developmental and mental health conditions. Our clinics serve children and families when there is concern for or diagnosis of developmental delay and differences, attention and school-function problems, neurologic and genetic disorders that impact behavior and learning, and family stressors that include parenting challenges. Treatment modalities include: medication management with psychotropic medications recommended to address behavioral problems, referrals to medical, community and school-based evaluation and services, supportive counseling, and care coordination with other clinicians, schools, and agencies. Consultation and support for the NP are provided by other clinicians including developmental-behavioral pediatricians and neuropsychologists. Knowledge of normal child development and psychotropic medication management in pediatric patients is a necessary foundation for this position. Experience with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and/or psychotropic medications is desirable, though there will be an initial orientation and training period.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.