University of Southern California
The Survivorship Program team provides outpatient health services and support to adult cancer survivors including adult survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital. We provide clinical assessments and risk-based monitoring, health education, and psychosocial support, with an overall goal of empowering cancer survivors to achieve the best possible health-related quality of life. We also conduct related research.
The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will provide direct clinical assessments and health-related education for adult cancer survivors The clinic population will include both adult survivors and adult survivors of childhood cancer treated at CHLA or other pediatric hospitals. Preparation of an individualized survivorship care plan constitutes a key deliverable. Medical monitoring practices will be based on utilization of published screening guidelines. Effective communication with primary care, oncology and other health care providers is a high priority. The APP will play a key role in further developing and implementing the organizational and business model of the Survivorship Program working collaboratively with medical, surgical, nursing, social work and other clinical staff, plus health educators, managers, and researchers. The APP will contribute to programmatic and institutional efforts to garner philanthropic support for continuing clinical care and research.
They are expected to communicate and meet regularly with the Program’s Medical Director, who will provide overall direction and support to advance the development and implementation of these critical programs. The APP will report to the Chief Nursing Officer of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
• Master’s degree required.
3-5 years minimum experience in Adult-focused care in Hematology/Oncology experience required.
• Self-directed, resourceful, highly motivated, and energetic
• Mission driven, goal-oriented with commitment and passion for the emerging field of Cancer Survivorship
• Ability to work with and influence peers, project teams and management
• Must be able to work independently and with direction from the Director(s)
• Basic analytical skills with data analysis, data interpretation, problem solving and recommendations for action
• Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills
• Excellent judgment and ability to interpret information
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize critical tasks
• Ability to make independent effective decisions
• Ability to convey information to and manage staff with different backgrounds, abilities and communication skill
• Current State of California license as a Registered Nurse (RN)
• Current Certification by the State of California as a Nurse Practitioner (NP)
• Current Furnishing license to furnish medications in the State of California.
• Possession of National Board Certification in Nurse Practitioner area of specialty accredited by Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing (ABSNC) or National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
• Current California License as a Physician Assistant.
• Current National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification.
• Current Controlled Substance Course Certificate or obtain within 3 months of Hire
• Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Justice for Schedule II-V controlled substances.
• BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
• Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
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