This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Under faculty and nursing leadership, this position will supervise Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) in the outpatient oncology setting at Moores Cancer Center. In addition to the supervisory responsibilities outlined below, this position will provide care for the oncology patient and family, in collaboration with faculty. Clinical care responsibilities will include performing exams, ordering diagnostic and screening tests, diagnosing and treating patients, developing plans of care, accurately documenting patient medical history and care and educating and consulting with patients and families.
Supervisory responsibilities include: overseeing APPs in daily operations, ensuring adherence to ethics and quality standards in the delivery of patient care by Advanced Practice Providers; collaborating with senior management on operational and performance issues and the development of new plans and programs to improve and integrate APP functions and systems across specialties, departments and throughout the medical center, including the development and implementation of APP Best Practice Models; and ensuring appropriate professional development opportunities are developed and implemented.
Supervises nurse practitioners (NPs or PAs) responsible for patient evaluation, testing, diagnosis, plans of care, and treatment within a clinical department or specialty practice area. As a supervisor, receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the processes by which to attain them.
A Master's Degree in nursing or related area; and/or equivalent combination of experience/ training.
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 six (6) months of hire date.
A minimum of five (5+) or more years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise a team and to manage the complex workflow and competing priorities involved with providing quality care as a nurse practitioner.
Solid knowledge of the clinical and operational issues for nurse practitioners performing advanced-practice nursing within departments and specialty areas, including evaluation, testing, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as patient-care concepts, policies, outcomes measurement, quality standards, ethics issues, quality improvement, and continuing staff education and professional development.
Strong knowledge of human resources management policies, with ability to train, monitor, evaluate, and document staff issues and performance, and to participate in decision-making on human resources matters.
Knowledge of clinical and administrative software and specialized applications and data management systems used by nurse practitioners in providing advanced-practice nursing care, research, documentation, and employee supervision.
Proven analytical and critical thinking skills, with ability to quickly analyze problems, determine appropriate level of intervention, and develop and apply effective solutions.
Strong interpersonal skills for effective collaborations with all levels of clinical staff and management, consultants, researchers, and outside agencies.
Solid written and verbal communications skills, with ability to train and mentor subordinates, convey complex clinical and technical information in a clear and concise manner, and to prepare and present a variety of reports, documentation, analyses, and project proposals.
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