This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
Current UC San Diego Health 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 NP applicant pool.
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.
Under the direction of the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) attending physician, the per diem Nnurse Practitioner (NP) provides primary medical management for oncology/BMT patients. Leads by example demonstrating professional image and leadership 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 center at the Moores Cancer Center. Develops and expands role responsibilities as patient and system needs change.
Must be a graduate from an accredited nurse practitioner program.
California Registered Nurse (RN) license, California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license, and California NP Furnishing License Certification.
Current Nurse Practitioner (NP) Specialty Certification from one of the following Nursing Boards: AANP, ANCC, NCC, PNCB, AACN.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
Minimum two (2) years recent working inpatient NP experience; including oncology and/or adult critical care experience. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, NP work experience must be within the past two years.
Thorough knowledge of BMT process and hematological blood cancers, including knowledge of pathology of patient population, expected outcomes, normal and abnormal lab results.
Demonstrated ability to understand the medical as well as psych-social needs of a patient population with cancer.
Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members.
A high level of professionalism and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Excellent assessment skills and ability to make clinically sound decisions in a fast paced constantly changing environment.
Comfort in a group teaching setting and willingness to do community outreach.
- AOCN (Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse)/AOCNP certification.
- Knowledge of administration of chemotherapy and other common blood & marrow transplant medications.
- Demonstrated experience in quality improvement.
- Experience in working with Clinical Trials and ability to identify potential Clinical Trials patients.
- Per diem shift requirement is an average of 1 shift per week per 4-week schedule. Must be available 2 weekend shifts per 4-week schedule and a minimum of 1 holiday. This is subject to change based on department needs.
- Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
- Must be able to obtain UCSD Medical Staff privileges and maintain during employment.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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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