The Nurse Practitioner III Supervisor of UCLA’s Gynecologic Oncology Program oversees clinical activities under the direction of the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology; this position requires an advanced level of expertise and overall understanding of gynecologic oncology patients. Clinical duties include: Perform and document comprehensive medical and psychosocial health histories and perform physical examinations in collaboration with physician and independently; dictate or transcribe into an electronic medical record summaries of treatment, response, and
plan; autonomously gather data, obtain appropriate laboratory tests, diagnostic studies, and therapeutic measures as defined by practice protocols, and formulate and implement treatment plans in collaboration with the physician; demonstrate skill in working independently and following through with minimal direction; order, interpret and review patient diagnostic studies related to the patient’s plan of care and response to treatment; demonstrate ability to interpret and act appropriately on results of diagnostic tests, furnish prescriptions for medication, blood products based upon laboratory results, routine diagnostic and follow-up studies, therapeutic measures, and post-discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols; refer and coordinates patient care with other health care professionals as needed, including psychosocial counseling; recognizes oncology-related problems and initiates interventions; identifies treatment-related toxicities and initiates interventions; demonstrates expertise in symptom management; diagnoses and treats common oncology-associated illnesses; maintains ability to perform outpatient oncology procedures within the scope of standardized procedures such as: peripheral IV catheter insertion, removal of temporary
central venous catheters, accessing port-a-caths. Write chemotherapy orders and evaluate protocols in collaboration with physician; evaluate patient intervention outcomes and monitor and adjust patient medications and treatment according to patient response; provide specialized knowledge and skill to assist staff with management of difficult and complicated patient/family problems; demonstrates communication and interpersonal skills in a culturally diverse environment; establishes and maintains cooperative and collaborative working relationships with administrative, clinical, and academic personnel; and provides for the comfort, safety and privacy of patients. As a leader and health educator, explains procedures and answers questions for patients/family, other NPs and CNs, and other staff. Additional professional requirements as needed. The NP functions in an interdependent role by implementing the appropriate “standardized procedures” (SP). By using the SPs the NP is able to change
treatment regimen after observing signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to treatment, general behavior and physical condition, and determine if they are abnormal findings (Ca Nursing Practice Act, subsection(b) of Section 2725). Responsible for the supervision of NPs, CNs LVNs and other staff as appropriate for care activities, and liaising with the leadership as needed in day-to-day troubleshooting.Qualifications
Certification in area of specialty: Oncology Certified Nurse, recommended
Current California nursing license; graduate from an accredited School of Nursing; Nurse Practitioner Masters’ degree in nursing and relevant experience; minimum 2 years required.
General knowledge of principles of management of Gynecologic Oncology population
Detailed knowledge of the University’s Human Subject Protection Committee.
Skill in prioritizing heavy workloads and deadlines, with ability to follow through.
Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients and their families, interdepartmental university departments and other affiliated institutions.
Ability to make projections about future and current personnel and other costs.
Ability to extemporaneously explain any facet of a study to nursing staff.
Skill in using PC word processing and spreadsheet software, and knowledge of Medical Center computing systems
General knowledge of Gynecologic Oncology
Detailed knowledge of principles of research; experience in clinical trials
General knowledge of Medical Center’s Policies and procedures
Ability to provide a leadership style that demonstrates the principles of time management, conflict resolution, problem-solving and delegation.
Demonstrated by previous experience (at least 2 years): 1) An ability and experience to act as an effective teacher in a clinical setting. 2) Ability to interface effectively with patients and their families. 3) Ability to interface with Medical staff and Nursing staff. 4) Ability to teach about gynecologic oncology, treatments and medical management issues. 5) Ability to give presentation in areas of expertise.
Demonstrated by previous experience and accomplishment (at least 2 years), an ability to apply a broad knowledge base to act effectively to coordinate and assess patient care and act as a liaison with nursing staff, team physicians, referring physicians, patients and their family.
Excellent organizational skills, proficiency in meeting deadlines, ability to work independently and prioritize heavy workload. Ability to manage numerous concurrent tasks in a high stress environment and deal with change.
UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.