APP Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

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Hiring for a0.9 FTEAdvanced Practice Provider(Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)on the inpatientHematology/Oncology APP service; the service coversseven daysper week, 0700-1900,including weekends and holidays.It isa collaborative model consisting of four attending physicians and a team of APPs that provides care for patients with hematologic and oncologic diagnoses who are admitted to the hospital due to complications of their malignancy, complications of their treatment, palliative care, or for chemotherapy. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a collaborative and supportive APP/MD team practice.

Common cancer diagnoses are lymphoma, sarcoma, testicular cancer, GI cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and head/neck cancer. In addition to treating patients with chemotherapy or on clinical trials, our team manages acute medical problems such as neutropenic fevers, pulmonary embolism/DVT, spinal cord compression, hypercalcemia, nausea and vomiting, pain management, palliative care, biliary obstruction, bowel obstruction, pleural and pericardial effusions, pneumonia, atrial fibrillation, and other acute medical diagnoses. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of cancer care including initial diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, management of complications/acute medical issues, and palliative care.

Responsibilities include complete/comprehensive history and physical examination, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic studies, and prescribing appropriate treatments in collaboration with the attending physician. Other responsibilities include consultation with specialist physicians and other team members regarding findings/changes in patient condition, initiation and adjustment of chemotherapy orders in collaboration with the physician, documentation of patient care/procedures per policy, and ensuring longitudinal communications with primary hematologist/oncologist and referring providers regarding patient status.

The position is 100% clinical. The typical morning consists of pre-rounding on patients followed by rounds with the attending physician. In the afternoon, the APP carries out the plan of care for patients, consults with other services as indicated, admits and discharges patients, and performs procedures (including bone marrow biopsy, lumbar puncture, and paracentesis). The night shift (1900-0700) is covered by hospitalists.

The ideal candidate is motivated, self-directed, compassionate, enthusiastic and committed to evidence-based practice and lifelong learning. There are many opportunities for learning including teaching on rounds, weekly conferences, monthly staff meetings, and clinical care conferences.

Job Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education:

Physician Assistant (PA):
-Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university.
-Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

Nurse Practitioner (NP):
-Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
-Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Licensure/Certification:

Physician Assistant (PA):
-Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of California
-Certification as a Physician Assistant (PA) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
-Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA)
-An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances
-ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate completion within 1 year of hire

Nurse Practitioner (NP):
-Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California
-Licensure as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California
-National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an agency accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS).
-Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).
-Furnishing license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
-An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances
-ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate completion within 1 year of hire

Preferred Qualifications:
-Advanced Oncology Nurse or Nurse Practitioner Certification (AOCN or AOCNP)
-CAQ in Hospital Medicine (Physician Assistant candidates)
-Hematology/Oncology experience
-Inpatient Internal Medicine experience

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Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:
  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

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