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Pediatric ICU Nurse Practitioner, Per Diem

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
Jun 24, 2024

Pediatric ICU Nurse Practitioner, Per Diem

Pediatric/Neonatal Advanced Practice Providers

Per Diem


Job Summary

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. UCSF has one of the top children's hospitals in the nation, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital has more than 150 specialists in more than 40 areas of medicine.

The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

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Please note: An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.

For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.

To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Department Description

The Pediatric Critical Care Department at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital provides extraordinary high-level care for children who require continuous monitoring. The Critical care team is made up of the CICU, PICU and TCUP.

The Pediatric Transitional Care Unit (TCUP) is a 16 bed unit for infants and children suffering from a variety of conditions or recovering from surgery. The TCU provides care to patients with a moderate to high complexity of disease such as those recovering from solid organ transplantation, requiring non-invasive mechanical ventilation including BIPAP, CPAP, high flow nasal cannula, titration of anticoagulant therapy, and post-operative specialty surgery care (ENT, neurosurgery).

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital provides extraordinary high-level care for children who require continuous monitoring. The unit has 20 beds for infants and children suffering from a variety of conditions or recovering from surgery. More than 1,000 children per year are admitted into the intensive care units at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital arriving via ambulance, helicopter and airplane from throughout the western United States.

The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) is an 18 bed unit that specializes in the care of children with complex congenital cardiac disease. Surgical procedures include repair of congenital heart defects and permanent pacemaker insertion. Medical interventions include management of acute/chronic heart failure, septic shock, renal and respiratory failure. Critically ill children are cared for with such treatment modalities as mechanical ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, ventricular assist devices, temporary pacemaker therapy, peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy and acute hemodialysis.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years of recent experience working as an NP in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU and/or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum three (3) years experience working as an AC-PNP in a level III Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Pediatric Cardiac ICU.


  • California Driver's license (CDL) if required for position.
  • Current national certification from an accepted certifying agency and provide by first day of work.
    • Accepted Certifications for this position: CPNP-AC Link to UCSF NP Certification Table for reference: https://ucsf.box.com/s/a2wll0d3oqe3j9shkb1nvewnqkbzjlun
  • Current and active RN and NP and Furnishing license in California.
  • Complete a BRN recognized graduate master's degree program as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Obtain an active and/or transferable DEA license to California and provide evidence by 90th day of clinical practice. (It is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA license to their new place of employment if from out of state, via online DEA portal and provide evidence of transfer).
  • Submit enrollment with CMS Medicare and Medicaid through credentialing by first clinical day. CCS enrollment as appropriate for pediatric environments.
  • Current AHA BLS.
  • Current AHA PALS.
  • State regulation requires that you have a supervising physician to practice.
  • Incumbents with less than 6 months of NP experience will be hired as a Nurse Practitioner 1.

UCSF Medical Center and Campus requires certain healthcare providers to be credentialed. In most cases this is done through its Office of Medical Affairs & Governance (OMAG) prior to the first working day. Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days but can vary.

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ppsm-20

For the University of California's Anti Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Advanced Practice Providers, Nursing - Advanced Practice, Nursing - Pediatric Critical Care

Bargaining Unit

California Nurses Association (CNA) - Registered Nurses Unit (NX)

Employee Class

Per Diem




Mission Bay (SF), San Francisco, CA


Days, Evenings, Nights, Rotating, Weekends, Variable

Shift Length

12 Hours

Additional Shift Details


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