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Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine (NURSE PRACTITIONER 2) 9/2/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

Company
University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
11790
AJE Ref #
576076835
Location
San Francisco, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

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Job Title

Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine (NURSE PRACTITIONER 2)

Job ID

11790

Job Code

9147

Job Family

Nursing

Location

Mission Bay

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type

Career

Department

CVC Nuclear Medicine

Shift

8-hour Days

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a professional advanced practice nurse who, as a result of education and in-depth clinical knowledge and experience in Cardiology - assesses, plans, and evaluates care for patients with cardiology health problems. The Cardiology NP is an expert practitioner, collaborator, consultant, educator, clinician and change agent.

Under the general direction of the Administrative Director of the Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center and the Practice Chief, the Cardiology NP s primary responsibility is the management and coordination of patients cared for as part of this center with an emphasis on collaborative management, education and continuity of outpatient cardiology care. The NP must have the ability to prioritize multiple urgent issues at the same for patients with a variety of complex cardiac diseases. The NP will work closely with providers and be responsible for the creation, evaluation, and assessment of workflows and processes for panel management programs related to Cardiovascular Disease and long-term continuity of care in an ambulatory setting.

The NP will also independently perform cardiac stress tests in Nuclear Medicine Cardiology at the Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, be responsible the safety of the patient pre/post and during the performance of a cardiac stress test, and independently monitor the patient throughout the test and in recovery. The NP will provide urgent care and appropriate follow up to patients experiencing acute coronary syndrome, arrhythmias or other post-test complications using guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

The testing includes performing exercise and pharmacological stress testing following advanced practice protocols. Supervision of the EKG technicians during the stress testing is expected.

The NP is critical to the clinical level of care provided in this clinic and will work with all support staff to achieve the highest level of continuity of care for patients in an outpatient setting.

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Three to five years experience working as a Nurse Practitioner

* Certification of completion of a Nurse Practitioner Program

* Master's Degree in Nursing with a specialty in a clinical area and background in cardiovascular physiology and medical research

* In depth knowledge and experience in cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and cardiac medications

* Leadership, communication, negotiating, time management, priority setting, and project management skills

* Data analysis and database management skills

* Experience working with an Electronic Medical Record

* Working in a multi-disciplinary system with multiple health professionals, students and interns

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Research experience with protocols, data and data collections

* Cardiac stress testing

* PALS

Licensure/Certification

* Active Nurse Practitioner licensure in the State of California

* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Current Furnishing License

* DEA number

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Active American Heart Association ACLS certification

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.