Job Posting: The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, research involvement, consultative services, inter- and intra-departmental liaison, education, leadership, and patient care management for Tower Hematology Oncology (THO) patients. A Nurse Practitioner's practice incorporates both independent decision making abilities and collaboration with the board certified/eligible physician to provide expert care to the patients. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible the physician partners and/or supervising physician and the Director of Clinical Operations/designee and functions as an integral part the medical team. The Nurse Practitioner practices under the Board of Registered Nursing California code of regulations, utilizing the Nurse Practitioner Standards Procedures. These are developed in a collaborative effort within the area of specialty incorporating THO goals and represent an interdisciplinary approach to patient care delivery. The Nurse Practitioner provides individualized care upholding THO philosophies including but not limited to care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, approved Standardized Procedure, Code of Ethics and Conduct, and organizational policies and procedures. She/he enhances competency skills through continuing education programs. She/he demonstrates the ability to provide care to special patient population and those with diverse cultural background. She/he performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to age and developmental milestones of the population(s) served which may include adolescent, adult, and geriatric. She/he is able to identify the ability of the age specific population served to follow directions /instructions and give consent to treatment. She/he can identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide safe environment and provide appropriate assessment, intervention, and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in the population served. Essential General Job Duties (Criteria): 1. Foster the values and support the mission of Tower Hematology Oncology. 2. Uses expert hematologic and oncologic knowledge, clinical skills and critical thinking in managing daily delivery of patient care services assuring implementation of the appropriate clinical processes and coordinating/promoting an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care. 3. Schedules patient care staff and delegates patient care responsibilities within the scope of practice to licensed and unlicensed health care providers and other THO staff and indicated, assuring optimal levels of clinical effectiveness and services for all customers. 4. Performs a thorough age specific history and physical along with appropriate follow up documentation of the results. 5. Perform appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for identification and management patient diagnosis following established standardized protocols. Appropriately documents procedures and follow-up as necessary. 6. Assesses, facilitates, and role model appropriate resolutions of patient/client/family psychosocial problems and/or support needs. 7. Assesses quality of patient care delivery and identifies opportunities for changes in practice, rooted in evidence-based standards of care/protocols, which promote positive patient outcomes. 8. Acts as a liaison/consultant promoting inter-intradepartmental communication and collaboration. 9. Role models patient advocacy behaviors. 10. Analyzes new skills, technology and equipment for safety and clinical/fiscal efficacy. 11. Evaluates and assesses patient/family readiness to learn individualized learning ability; provide age specific education; initiates and reinforces as needed. 12. Directs, educates and mentors staff in the development of sound clinical judgment (synthesis of clinical data and determination of subsequent plan) to promote positive patient outcomes. 13. In collaborati
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Nurse Practitioner currently licensed. National Certification Required Nurse Practitioner experience in outpatient Oncology settings preferred. Demonstrates positive and motivating interpersonal and communication skills. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.