Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Cardiac ICU

UCSF Medical Center
Oakland, CA 94609
Post Date:
April 20, 2024
Job Status:


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 180-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital has more than 150 specialists in more than 40 areas of medicine.

The Nurse Practitioner will act as a full member of the team taking responsibility for the safe delivery of care in collaboration with attending physicians, fellows and residents. This team member will meet productivity expectations as set forth by the Division Chief, performing any duties related to patient care activities that are appropriate and clearly delineated.

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 in Pediatric or Cardiac Intensive Care as a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner

Completion of an accredited Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Program.  Note: incumbents hired with less than 6 months of NP experience will be hired in as a Nurse Practitioner I.

Master’s Degree in Nursing with an Acute Care pediatric nurse practitioner specialization

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum 3 years of experience working as an AC-PNP in a level III Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

California driver’s license if required for position

Must hold current national certification from an accepted certifying agency and provide by first day of work.

Must hold a current and active RN and NP and Furnishing license with schedule II in California

Must have completed a BRN recognized graduate master’s degree program as a nurse practitioner

Must 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

Must have submitted enrollment with CMS Medicare and Medicaid through credentialing by first clinical day.  CCS enrollment as appropriate for pediatric environments

Must hold current AHA BLS as minimum requirement         

Must hold current AHA

State regulation requires that you have a supervising physician to practice

UCSF Health requires all Advanced Health Practitioners (APP) to be credentialed through OMAG to practice and be privileged through CIDP to function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric APPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Health sites and affiliates. Credentialing, health plan enrollment, and approval of privileges mustbe completed prior to the <u>first working day. Inability to comply with the requirements of OMAG/CIDP AT ALL TIMES will result in either, a LOA or suspension of privileges designation.

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 &amp; 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

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




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