Job Description

Payroll Title:
NURSE PRACT 2
Department:
CANCER CENTER/Blood and Marrow
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
NX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111285 (NP) Nurse Practitioner - Outpatient BMT

Filing Deadline: Mon 9/27/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/1/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/13/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health RN/NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will be considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal RN/NP applicant pool.

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% 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 outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Under general supervision of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) attending physician and APP Supervisor, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides primary medical management for oncology/BMT patients (outpatient). Leads by example demonstrating professional image and Advance Practice core competencies. Acts as a liaison within the BMT Program to promote consistent medical management of the patients across the health care continuum by collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team. Performs specialized procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and skin biopsy. Presents patient cases during daily rounds and at the weekly BMT Clinical meetings. Provides patient/family and staff education. Supports the development and revision of BMT divisional policies and procedures. Participates in and/or initiates research. Participates in community outreach and networking with community physicians and other health care professionals. May provide care to BMT patients in the outpatient setting at Moores Cancer Center. Develops and expands role responsibilities as patient and system needs change.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the NPI or NPII level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited nurse practitioner program.

  • California Registered Nurse (RN) license, California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license, and Furnishing License Certification.

  • Current NP Specialty Certification from one of the following Nursing Boards: AANP, ANCC, NCC, PNCB, AACN.

  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.

  • Minimum six (6) months recent working NP experience in oncology and/or BMT. If insufficient applicant pool department may consider recent NP graduates with prior RN experience in oncology. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, NP work experience must be within the past two years.

  • Demonstrated experience diagnosing and treating oncology patients, preferably Blood and Marrow Transplant patients.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of BMT process and hematological blood cancers, including knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes, normal and abnormal lab results. Demonstrates knowledge of administration of chemotherapy and other common blood & marrow transplant medications.

  • Demonstrated experience performing initial history and physical examination; identifying major medical problems, and formulating appropriate plans of action.

  • Demonstrated experience performing diagnostic tests, exams, procedures used in adult medicine. Knowledge of the purpose of these tests and infection control mechanisms.

  • Demonstrated experience providing patient education and counseling and developing and implementing long- and short-range treatment plans. Comfortable in a group teaching setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse population, including professional and non-professional staff. Demonstration of a high level of professionalism and excellent communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills in order to rapidly prioritize activities in a high-volume, dynamic, multiple demand hospital setting.

  • Demonstrated strong computer skills and knowledge of PCIS/Epic for retrieval of patient data (computer skills required; PCIS/Epic preferred).

  • Proficiency in documentation of patient conditions and outcomes.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and experience independently solving problems and making recommendations.

  • Ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer.

  • Exhibits willingness to develop and expand role responsibilities as patient and system needs change.

  • Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to motivate team members.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BMT/Hematology/Oncology experience.

  • Experience with related procedures such as bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture and skin biopsy.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.

  • Current University of California NPIII employees may be hired at the NPIII level pending review and approval by Health Human Resources and the UCSD Advanced Practice Council.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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