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Nurse Practitioner-Oncology/Hemotology

Company: Pacific Central Coast Health Centers
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner-Oncology/Hemotology Overview About Pacific Central Coast Health Centers Midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco reside the charming Central Coast communities of Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Arroyo Grande. Here, the mission of Dignity Health can be found at Marian Regional Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Pacific Central Coast Health Center's (PHC). PHC organization was formed to provide the management, organizational and operational support for community clinics. The philosophy guiding PHC's practice is to provide the ideal environment for health care delivery. The team approach to patient care is inherent in a group practice environment. Every employee of PHC is a team member who can affect patient care profoundly, either in a positive or a negative sense. Many patients, due to illness, are not at their best and there may be difficult management problems. Tact, understanding, support and patience are essential to a good patient-physician relationship. Each employee is encouraged to contribute toward this successful relationship. Responsibilities About the Position The Oncology/Hematology Nurse Practitioner provides patient assessments in the out patient setting to patients with hematology/oncology diseases. The NP uses clinical expertise and advanced knowledge to support, coordinate, and provide care for patients and their families in the outpatient setting in collaboartion with the cancer care interdisciplinary team and the physicians to make sure that the patients are assessed timely. The major job responsibilities are listed below, and the nurse practitioner is expected to be able to bill Medicare for the visits made. In addition, the nurse practitioner will be expected to order appropriate labs, diagnostics and medications as needed by the patient. Selection Criteria Progressive clinical nursing experience Three to five years of progressive clinical nursing experience with primary care management of an oncology patient population. Focus on hospice and palliative care is desired/necessary Oncology/Hematology Nursing Hospice and Palliative Care Graduation from accredited schools of nursing; Master's Degree Licensed / Certification as a Nurse Practitioner Current Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN) by ONS Certification of Advance Practice in Hospice and Palliative Care Verbal and communication skills, presentation skills, computer skills computer skills Special Competencies required: Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skill in the management of patients in need of palliative care. Must additionally complete initial clinical training and preceptorship with supervising physician. (California requires the NP is supervised by the MD) The role of the nurse practitioner is to work collaboratively with a physician in providing health care maintenance, disease prevention, physical diagnosis, and treatment in the general and specific, specialized settings. The Nurse Practitioner, working in a specialized setting at the Clinic will adhere to Standardized Procedures in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner Act in California Business and Professional Code. Certification by the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing as A Family Nurse Practitioner Current National Certification (ANCC) as a Nurse Practitioner DEA Controlled Substance Registration National Provider Identifier Number (NPI) Qualifications Progressive clinical nursing experience Three to five years of progressive clinical nursing experience with primary care management of an oncology patient population. Focus on hospice and palliative care is desired/necessary Oncology/Hematology Nursing Hospice and Palliative Care Verbal and communication skills, presentation skills, computer skills computer skills Special Competencies required: Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skill in the management of patients in need of palliative care. Must additionally complete initial clinical training and preceptorship with supervising physician. (California requires the NP is supervised by the MD) The role of the nurse practitioner is to work collaboratively with a physician in providing health care maintenance, disease prevention, physical diagnosis, and treatment in the general and specific, specialized settings. The Nurse Practitioner, working in a specialized setting at the Clinic will adhere to Standardized Procedures in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner Act in California Business and Professional Code. Certification by the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing as A Family Nurse Practitioner Current National Certification (ANCC) as a Nurse Practitioner DEA Controlled Substance Registration National Provider Identifier Number (NPI)

Keywords: Pacific Central Coast Health Centers, San Luis Obispo , Nurse Practitioner-Oncology/Hemotology, Healthcare , San Luis Obispo, California

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