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Stanford Health Care Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Precision Oncology Trials in Palo Alto, California

Job Title

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Precision Oncology Trials

Location

Palo Alto

Job #

57804

Department Name

Cancer Sevices Transformation

Job Type

Full Time

Schedule

4 days a week , 10 hr days

Bargaining Unit

NONE

Job Description:

The Advanced Practice Provider in Precision Oncology has a very significant role in enrolling and managing patients on clinical trials. As a nationally recognized and NCI funded cancer program we strive to provide access to clinical trials to all patients. The clinical trials access is pertinent for precision oncology and molecular tumor board for our network sites.Stanford Cancer Center is recognized worldwide for our advanced clinical care, scientific research and technological inventions.

Hours of work are 4 days a week, 10 hours a day, no weekends or nights.

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.

Job Qualifications:

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]

  1. Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products.

  2. Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services.

  3. Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency, according to written standardized procedures where applicable.

  4. Obtains informed consent, as indicated.

  5. Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork.

  6. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Recognizes and considers age-specific needs of patients.

  2. Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.

  3. Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.

  4. Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services as needed.

  5. Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources.

  6. Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures.

  7. Participates in quality improvement initiatives.

  8. Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

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