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Nurse Practitioner - Radiation Oncology (NURSE PRACTITIONER 2)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

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

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Title

Nurse Practitioner - Radiation Oncology (NURSE PRACTITIONER 2)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family



Mission Bay

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Rad Onc MZ


8-hour Days

Full/Part 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.

Department Description

Radiation Oncology at Mt. Zion is world-renowned for offering the highest level of treatment planning and care to patients, while seeking treatment advancements for future patients. Our radiation oncology specialists are committed to the practice of evidence-based medicine, and continually find new and better treatment options that improve patient outcomes in the treatment of cancer.

Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will work as part of a team primarily at the Mt. Zion location in the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology in a multidisciplinary environment working with Radiation Oncologists, Residents, Registered Nurses, Medical Physicists, Radiation Therapists, Dieticians, and Social Workers in collaboration with referring medical oncologists and surgeons.

The NP reports to and is managed by the Administrative Nurse while working under the supervision of Faculty/Attending Providers. The patient populations may vary but will focus primarily on GU (Prostate), GYN, and HDR. The incumbent will provide care to patients including taking histories; conducting physical exams; document findings and actions as indicated; simple surgical procedures within the department and will assist in non-critical OR tasks such as opening/closing the case; and assist with planning of the course of patients treatments for adult populations. The NP will perform site-specific patient teaching; prepare patients for simulation; may assist with contouring structures for treatment planning; medicate patients as needed; order medications for symptom relief; assist in managing patients in follow-up; and quality of life issues not limited to skin/wound care, genitourinary function; and psycho-social issues.

In addition the NP will answer patient phone calls, emails, My Chart messages, questions and perform other duties as required such as attending tumor boards, participate in department, and medical center committees as needed. Other duties may include developing patient education materials; staff development; training; teaching; outreach; assisting with research; analyzing or collecting data; and assisting other service teams in providing care to patients in the department as needed.

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.


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.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Required Qualifications

* Active State of California Registered Nurse licensure

* Active State of California Nurse Practitioner licensure

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Registered Nurse as defined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and completion of a Nurse Practitioner Program

* Minimum of 2 years related experience as a Nurse Practitioner

* Oncology experience with strong physical assessment, verbal and writing skills

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

Preferred Qualifications

* Current national certification in area of specialty such as ONS, AOCNP, and dual role as NP/CNS encouraged

* Previous experience in an oncology setting, surgical experience, or working with children and women s health care setting helpful as well as candidates who are bilingual in our patients most common languages


* Active State of California Registered Nurse licensure

* Active State of California Nurse Practitioner licensure

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be