Class Specification - H.35
Per Diem Nurse Practitioner - 9160
October, 1988

Class Concept

Under direction, Per Diem Nurse Practitioners provide temporary professional nursing care for an individual patient, supplement the nurse practitioner staff, and perform other related duties as required.

Duties performed are similar to those described in the Nurse Practitioner Series, but positions are temporary in nature.

Nurse Practitioners in accordance with standardized procedures perform physical examinations and treat common episodic and chronic health care problems with an emphasis on health maintenance and disease prevention through education and counseling; and perform other related duties assigned. Incumbents in accordance with standardized procedures conduct indepth interviews with patients and/or family, construct comprehensive medical histories, perform initial and periodic physical examinations, evaluate patient's behavior and explore patient's interpretation of health needs. Incumbents directly perform or order appropriate diagnostic studies and interpret finished results; develop and implement long and short range treatment plans. Nurse Practitioners work in collaboration with other health care team members, consulting and referring as appropriate, but retain responsibility for the ongoing clinical management of the patient.

Minimum Qualifications

Per Diem Nurse Practitioners must meet the standards set forth in the University Practitioner II position description. This class requires possession of a valid California Registered Nurse License and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner in accordance with applicable law. A Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience, and/or other specific qualifications may also be required by individual user departments.