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Nurse Practitioner - Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

Job ID 110460 Date posted 06/11/2021
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Mesa Vista
  • Variable
  • Full-Time
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At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.

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  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical Thinker

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Our Mission and Values

At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.


  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

Job Details


This Nurse Practitioner (NP) position will focus on providing medication management and supportive psychotherapy to adolescent patients in our partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient programs on our main campus and in our satellites.  In collaboration with board-certified psychiatrists and a multidisciplinary team, the NP will offer treatment to young people and their families in crisis.  We treat children and teens with depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder, self-harm and aggressive behaviors.  The entire staff is deeply committed to promoting the fullest recovery for every person.  The Nurse Practitioner provides/enhances patient care based on advanced nursing practice principles in area of specialty. 

Successful candidates must have a strong ability to develop positive working relationships with physicians, the treatment team, and other departments, to manage significant electronic documentation, and be responsive to the needs of the patients served.

This NP position is part of the Cognitive Intensive/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Outpatient department (COG/DBT OP).  As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 300 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1995, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.

Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offers outpatient programs throughout the community.


This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County, CA


8-hour variable shift, hours primarily 10:00 am - 6:30 pm Monday-Friday, but may vary depending on the needs of the department

Full-time 1.0 FTE position (80 hours per pay period)

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Current, unencumbered California RN license
  • Current, unencumbered California Nurse Practitioner (NP) Certificate
  • California Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number
  • DEA Controlled Substance Registration number
  • DEA waiver for Suboxone prescribing required ((Buprenorphine Waived Practitioner)
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or related Health Care degree or equivalent experience
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare)


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • 1 year of Nurse Practitioner (NP) experience in Behavioral Health


Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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