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2328 Nurse Practitioner/2218 Physician Assistant

Reopened for further recruitment

Recruitment #TEX-2218-058017

Introduction

CLASS 2328 NURSE PRACTITIONER

CLASS 2218 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

 

 

 

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Temporary Exempt As Needed

 

LOCATION: 

 

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center’s Hematology/Oncology Division is now accepting applications for a  position in Class 2328 Nurse Practitioner/2218 Physician Assistant. The incumbent will have at least one (1) half day clinic per week.

 

Client Population:  Adults

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, under nursing and medical direction and utilizing standardized procedures, functions within an organized system for the delivery of health care as a member of the health care team and performs specialized nurse practitioner or physician assistant duties in clinical settings.  In collaboration with the supervising physician, essential functions include:

·         Managing patient care within the field of specialization;

·         Providing health education and counseling to patients;

·         Maintaining medical records; participating in nursing/ clinic staff meetings and conferences; and

·         Performing other related duties as assigned/required.

 

Specific Hematology/Oncology Program Duties:

 

  • Providing primary care to patients with malignancies and sickle cell anemia including work-up and diagnosis of problems;
  • Screening and initial evaluation of new patients, including medical history, physical examination, use of laboratory and diagnostic studies;
  • Furnishing medications and prescribing chemotherapy in accordance with state legislation and NP protocol participation in
  •             a) clinical trial monitoring,
  •             b) in-patient Hematology-Oncology rounds, 
  •             c) Tumor Board and patient care conferences d) conferences providing professional and community-based education;
  • Participates in nursing and clinic staff meetings and conferences; and
  • Supervises other staff personnel as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Nurse Practitioner – Class 2328)

 

1.    RN License: Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN); AND

2.    NP License:  Possession of a valid California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN); AND

3.    EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university; AND

4.    CERTIFICATION: Possession of national board certification, or eligibility, as a Nurse Practitioner issued by one of the following recognized national certifying body or organization:

·         American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

o   PO Box 12926, Austin, TX 78711

o   (512) – 442-5202

o   http://www.aanp.org/

·         American Nurses Association – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

o   8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

o   1-800-284-2378

o   http://www.nursecredentialing.org

·         Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

o   800 S. Frederick Ave. Suite 204, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4152

o   1-888-641-2767

o   http://www.pncb.org/

·         National Certification Corporation(NCC) for the Women’s Health Care and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

o   PO Box 11082, Chicago, IL 60611-0082

o   1-800-367-5613

o   http://nccnet.org/

 AND

 

5.    SPECIALTY AREA REQUIREMENTS.(ADULT)

 

NP specialization in Acute Medicine, Family Medicine, Adult Medicine, or Geriatric Medicine

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: (Class 2218)

  1. Possession of a valid permanent California license as a Physician Assistant issued by the California Physician Assistant Committee (PAC).

Additional Requirements:

 

Eligible Billable Provider Condition of Employment:

 

All qualified candidates who are selected for appointment to positions in all specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and will be required to meet the following criteria:

 

·         Be eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and/or other federal health care programs;

·         Possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI);

·         Submit a completed credentialing application and/or required documentation for credentialing; AND

·         Possess a valid third-party billable provider certification (such as Medicare, Medi-Cal and/or private insurance) OR

o   Have submitted a completed billable provider application, along with the required documentation, in order to obtain the appropriate billable provider status.

 

Failure to meet these criteria and/or ‘Conditions of Employment’ within two (2) weeks PRIOR to the start work date may result in the delay of appointment and/or cancellation of the employment offer. Once appointed, all qualified candidates/employees will be required to retain these qualifications throughout their length of employment. Failure to demonstrate (show proof) of qualifications may result in the termination of employment.

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate Requirement/Provision:

 

Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, issued by the American Heart Association, is required as a provision for all positions. Eligibles who do not possess such a certification may participate in this examination process and be appointed to a position(s), but will be required to obtain the certificate within two (2) weeks of hire date and maintain validity throughout length of employment.

 

A photocopy of the valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate must be provided to the appropriate supervisor of the appointment within the allotted time frame. Failure to demonstrate or show proof of possession of valid certification within two (2) weeks of hire date and throughout length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

 

Furnishing Drug Requirement:

 

This position requires that a Physician Assistant be authorized to issue drug orders for controlled substances by the supervising physician. All Physician Assistants who are authorized shall register with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and obtain a DEA number.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

·         Two (2) years verifiable experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in an acute care hospital, community based or outpatient clinic providing hematology/oncology services within the last three (3) years.

·         Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Supervision of RN and allied health staff experience.

·         Computer knowledge/skills or ability to learn.

 

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be filed online only.

  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User” or “I have previously applied.”
  • Follow the instructions given on the screen.

 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

 

Mary Ellen Kelly

 

Via email at mkelly@hemeonc.ucsf.edu  or via phone at 415-476-4082 ext. 306

 

 

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

VERIFICATION OF LICENSURE AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.

 

City employees do not need to submit verification of City work experience if experience gained is from the class to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. 

 

Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of filing may result in rejection of the application.

 

 

SELECTION PROCEDURES:

 

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying licensure, education and experience. Only those candidates deemed best qualified will continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

 

NOTES:

1.    Information regarding California Physician Assistant licensure may be obtained by contacting the Physician Assistant Committee at http://www.pac.ca.gov/

2.    No waivers of licensure or education will be allowed.

3.    Valid CPR certification must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate or show proof of this may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

4.    Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

5.    Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

6.    Medical Examination:

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.

 

ENTRANCE

Micki Callahan, Director

Department of Human Resources

Reissued: June 29, 2012

Reissued:  March 2, 2012

Issued: September 16, 2011

LIST ID NO.:  TEX-2218-058017

DPH/LL: 415-206-5417 (TE605284/1088617)

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Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.