The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is seeking outstanding applicants to fill a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant position in the Division of Medical Oncology. The Hematology Oncology NP or PA, under the direction of a Hematologist Oncologist, assists in the care of patients with a variety of hematologic oncologic disorders (malignant and non-malignant). The NP or PA will also assist other personnel to ensure high quality delivery of patient care and services to this patient population. He/She will medically manage patients and dictates clinic notes in the ambulatory clinic. Orders medications, diagnostic studies, and therapeutic procedures related to their illnesses and track results timely. Maintains records in Keckcare (Cerner) accordingly. Responsible for routine medical management review of these patients with collaborating physician(s). Be available to meet with hospitalized patients for this population as needed. Communicates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure continuity of care. Collaborate with supervising physician and medical director to develop protocols or redefining the management of this patient population taking into account clinical acuity and cost perspectives. Will monitor compliance of protocols, and work with QI department for process improvement regarding the care of the hematologic oncologic patients. Provides education and support to the patients and families. Provides education to the hospital staff regarding treatment modalities for these patients when needed. Supports and participates in clinical research studies involving patients as appropriate; works closely with physicians as necessary to obtain data for publication. Acts as a liaison between patient(s) and multiple medical/surgical disciplines involved in the care of these patients; communicates plan of care with referring physicians. Works to maintain and establish new relationships with referring physicians; works with clinic leadership team regarding program development, marketing and target populations.
This position will be located at USCs Koreatown Office in Los Angeles and may require travel to Buena Park in Orange County at times for coverage.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Field of Expertise/Required License and Certification: Possession of current certificate of completion from a Nurse Practitioner program. Current and valid California State RN and Nurse Practitioner licenses, and Basic Cardiac Life Support certification. Clinical nursing experience. For PA applicants, a valid and current CA PA license, and Basic Cardiac Life Support certification. For both applicants, a fire and safety certification is required. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
Preferably bilingual English/ Korean.