Stanford Health Care APP:Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant-South Bay Cancer Center (47073) in Palo Alto, California

APP:Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant-South Bay Cancer Center (47073)

  • Job Type:Full Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

  • Shift:Days

  • Hours in Shift:10

  • Location:Palo Alto, CA

  • Req:47073

Job Description

This is a full time exempt position working 4 days a week, 10 hour shifts in the Cutaneous Medical Oncology clinic.

Stanford Cancer Center is recognized worldwide for our advanced clinical care, scientific research and technological inventions. It's all available at our newest location, Stanford Cancer Center South Bay.

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay brings together world-class specialists and sophisticated technology in a spacious, serene, state-of-the-art building designed by patients, for patients. We offer the most advanced, innovative treatments, access to more than 300 clinical trials, and the ease and efficiency of a single, convenient location.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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Qualifications

  • Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner (NP): The Nurse Practitioner functions under the general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Board and Board of Directors. Physician Assistant (PA): The Physician Assistant functions under the general Physician Assistant Role Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Physician Assistant and his or her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Board and Board of Directors. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies Administers, orders, furnishes and/or prescribes medications Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency Obtains informed consent Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

Physician Assistant:

The Physician Assistant (PA) functions under this Physician Assistant Job Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the PA and his/her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, the Credentials & Privileges Committee, the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Committee and the SHC Board Credentials, Policies and Procedures Committee. II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS A. A PA may provide only those medical services which he/she is competent to perform, which are consistent with the PA's education, training and experience, and which are delegated by a supervising physician who is responsible for the patients cared for by that PA. B. A PA shall consult with a physician regarding any task, procedure or diagnostic problem which the PA determines exceeds his/her level of competence or shall refer such cases to a supervising physician. C. Scope of Practice of the PA: 1. Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns related to specialty. 2. Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients. 3. Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient. 4. Administers medications according to the formulary protocol or upon patient-specific approval from the supervising physician, or transmits orally or in writing on a patient's record, a prescription from the supervising physician to a person who may furnish such medication. All controlled substances in Schedules II-V inclusive require a patient-specific approval by a supervising physician in advance of transmittal of the order or administration of the medication. [see Appendix A: Administering, Ordering, Furnishing or Prescribing of Drugs; Formulary Protocol] 5. Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products. 6. Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services. 7. Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency, according to written standardized procedures where applicable. 8. Obtains informed consent, as indicated. 9. Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork. 10. As directed by the supervising physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders the necessary tests and medications. [see Appendix A : Administering, Ordering, Furnishing or Prescribing of Drugs; Formulary Protocol] Medications that are not FDA-approved or are used for a non-FDA-approved indication (off-label use) require a patient-specific order in advance from the supervising physician. 11. After appropriate training, assists the supervising physician in the operating room (OR). a. Acts as first or second assistant under the supervision of an approved supervising physician. b. Performs surgical procedures in the personal presence of the supervising physician. 12. Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients. 13. Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds. 14. Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary. 15. Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services as needed. 16. Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources. 17. Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures. 18. Participates in quality improvement initiatives. 19. Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling. 20. Other duties as assigned.

  • Job Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS 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, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain services/departments. Nurse Practitioner (NP): Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California Certification 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), required only if furnishing medications An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients. Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain specialties/departments.

SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.