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Cancer Center

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Full Time - 1/07/19

Bargaining Unit:  Licensed                                   Rate of Pay:  $59.39 / Hour + DOE

SUMMARY:  Provides care to the adult cancer patient in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, active treatment, palliative care, and rehabilitation in conjunction with an interdisciplinary healthcare team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following:

Assesses patient health status using evidence-based practice guidelines and assessment tools.

Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s healthcare needs.

Collaborates with interdisciplinary team, patients, family and caregivers to formulate a plan of care including appropriate health education, health promotion and health maintenance, rehabilitation and palliative care.

Monitors and manages the effects of cancer and cancer treatments.

Assess patients in the infusion room, manage symptoms and infusion reactions.

Maintains precise and complete records of patients.

Able to distinguish between normal and abnormal findings.

Makes appropriate referrals.

Reviews survivorship care plans.

Obtains prior authorizations from insurance companies.

Provides care within the standardized procedures/protocols developed in collaboration with the collaborating/supervising physicians.

Maintains positive, caring and supportive relationships with patients and care team.

Communicates effectively with peers and physicians.

Orchestrates daily care of patients in coordination with nursing staff.

Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.

Complies with System policies and procedures.

Other duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   Nurse Practitioner:   Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduation from a National League of Nursing (NLN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or equivalent accredited school of nursing. The nurse shall have completed a nursing education program that included clinical experiences with actual patients under the supervision of qualified faculty.  Must be certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses credentialing Center (ANCC).

Physician Assistant:  Completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

NP or PA:  Extensive exposure and experience in an outpatient practice in oncology.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS:  Required:  Nurse Practitioner:  1) Current advance practice RN licensure to practice in California (and/or NV, depending upon the position being sought); 2) Current ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) or AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) or PNCB (Pediatric Nursing Certification Board) if requesting to work in pediatrics, certification required. 3)  Current BLS (Basic Life Support) and must maintain certification at all times.  4) Must have a Collaborative Service Agreement (CA) or evidence of Supervising Physician Agreement (NV State Medical Board), as applicable, with a designated supervising physician member of the Hospital’s medical staff (upon hiring, manager will initiate). 5) Current, unrestricted DEA certificate in CA and/or NV, as applicable (Schedules II-V). Nevada Pharmacy Board certificate, if applying to work in NV.; 6) Ability to participate in a federally funded program (Medicare and Medicaid).

Physician Assistant: 1) Current CA and/or NV State license in good standing; 2) Current NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) certified; 3) Current BLS (Basic Life Support) and must maintain certification at all times; 4) 4) Must have a Collaborative Agreement (CA) or evidence of Supervising Physician Agreement (NV State Medical Board), as applicable, with a designated supervising physician member of the Hospital’s medical staff (upon hiring, manager will initiate).. 5) Current, unrestricted DEA certificate in CA and/or NV, as applicable (Schedules II-V). Nevada Pharmacy Board certificate, if applying to work in NV; 6) Ability to participate in a federally funded program (Medicare and Medicaid); 7) Physician Assistants must complete an educational course in controlled substances that meets the standards of practice by TFHD and the State of California.

OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrates clear confidence in procedural based skills.