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Nurse Practitioner

Under the supervision of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and guided by the policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and bylaws of the UCSF Medical Center, some Nursing Policies, and, Medical Staff Policies, and any unique ambulatory patient services this Nurse Practitioner (NP) position is assigned to the Cancer Center. This AHP position may perform delegated functions as appropriate to their ?scope of practice?.

In general, the ?scope of practice? includes the management of chronic stable medical conditions, routine care, acute or critical care, and medical and surgical procedures per approved standardized procedures as identified by the list available on the Medical Staff Office website. The CIDP approved standardized procedures are unique to each person and are unlikely to include ALL SPs on the list. The NP Float position may provide outpatient patient care depending on operational need for approved age groups and UCSF Health licensed settings. The AHP has responsibility for the quality of standards of care for a specified patient population and evidences self-direction and accountability in the development of this role within the all UCSF medical center locations.

UCSF Health requires all Advanced Health Practitioners (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Health sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 30-60 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum three years of adult medical/surgical nursing experience; or minimum three years medical oncology nursing experience
  • Minimum one year related Nurse Practitioner experience
  • Active Nurse Practitioner licensure in the State of California
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR certification
  • Current national certification in the specialty of hire and provide by first day of work, i.e. ANP, FNP, WHNP, Geriatric
  • Active NP Furnishing license
  • Active and transferable DEA license to California as required by your clinical specialty
    • It is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA license to their new place of employment via online DEA portal
  • Completed a BRN recognized graduate Master?s degree program as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Able to or already be paneled with Medicare and Medicaid with CMS and in turn eligible for CCS paneling as appropriate for Pediatric environments
    • Reappointment process occurs every two years following initial approval of hospital privileges
  • Possesses the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to successfully perform the duties of the assigned position
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years related experience as Nurse Practitioner
  • Two years Oncology experience
  • Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience, and/or other specific qualifications may also be required by individual user departments
  • Experience working with Clinical Trial Protocols
  • Experience working in an Academic Medical Center

Licensure/Certification

  • Active Nurse Practitioner licensure in the State of California
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California
  • Active American Heart Association CPR certification
  • Current national certification in the specialty of hire and provide by first day of work, i.e. ANP, FNP, WHNP, Geriatric
  • Active NP Furnishing license
  • Active and transferable DEA license to California as required by your clinical specialty

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.


Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center?s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.