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#84128 (NP) Nurse Practitioner II - Oncology

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POST DATE 9/4/2016
END DATE 12/9/2016

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

Company
University of California - San Diego Medical Centers
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
84128
AJE Ref #
576091808
Location
San Diego, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLY
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/08/2016 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Moores Cancer Center is creating a Same Day Clinic to provide assessment and care to patients, preventing unneeded emergency room visits and admissions. The NP will provide assessment for patients referred to the same day service clinic by an oncology triage nurse and will coordinate treatment with the infusion center and with the primary treatment team as needed. The NP will plan, implement and evaluate health care treatments.

Under the supervision of an attending oncologist, assess laboratory findings including blood tests, MRI, CT Scan and X-rays. Will individualize patient care in order to manage illness, promote wellbeing, foster rehabilitative and disease preventive lifestyle choices and, communicate with patients, their significant others, and their primary health care providers.

Responsibilities include performing physical examinations, assess current drug therapies and potential interactions, liaising with health care providers, and interpret laboratory results. Communicate clinical findings to physicians, research scientists and lay persons. Provide telephone triage and symptom management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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Active Registered Nurse (RN) and Nurse Practitioner (NP)license issued by the state of California.
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Accredited NP Specialty Certification (i.e AACN, AANP).
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BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
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Must have three (3) years of recent working NP experience.
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Oncology experience required.
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Ability perform initial history, and physical examination, identify major medical problems, and formulate appropriate plans of action.
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Writing skills to prepare clear medical reports, laboratory data and progress notes, as well as policies, procedures and protocols for patient care management.
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Knowledge of all types of treatment and modalities necessary for patients care and well-being, and ability to write orders regarding execution of inpatient, outpatient plans of treatment.
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Ability to assess the daily status and progress of patients and report this effectively to the physician in-charge and other medical care personnel associated with the patient.
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Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel, and skill at providing clear written, verbal and telephone communication with a wide variety of people.
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Knowledge of medical ethics and law practices, pertaining to medical and medical socioeconomics.
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Ability to maintain good working relationships and communications with physicians in-charge, laboratory personnel, and members of the health care team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

ED and/or Urgent Care experience.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
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Must be able to obtain UCSD medical staff privileges.