Nurse Practitioner - Oncology Care Mgmt/Symptom Mgmt/Triage
UCLA Health
Los Angeles, California 90001

Job Description




In collaborative practice with the UCLA Oncology care team, including attending physicians, fellows, treatment team nurse practitioners, nurses, and Ambulatory Operations staff, the Oncology Medical Home (OMH) Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for providing care management services for oncology patients to facilitate an oncology medical home. The OMH Nurse Practitioner is a Master's prepared oncology advanced practice nurse practitioner who will assist in direct patient care coordination, care management, care navigation, and patient care. The OMH Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for communication, coordination, collaboration, and feedback with treating physicians, nurse practitioners, patients, and families/caregivers as a care extender of attending Oncologists. The OMH Nurse Practitioner will receive and place calls/virtual visits with  high risk oncology patients that will involve assessment of patient needs and provision of appropriate care and care coordination  to ensure positive patient outcomes. The OMH Nurse Practitioner will review internal and health plan-reported performance metrics and patient detail data and conduct chart reviews to understand high risk drivers, to understand patient care trajectories, and identify high risk patients proactively. The OMH NP will provide and facilitate care management activities to enhance the quality and coordination of care. Goals will include prevention of avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department visits, symptom management, facilitating end of life planning and care. The OMH NP will participate in care design, quality improvement, and process improvement activities. The OMH NP will coordinate care with the broader medical neighborhood including primary care, other specialty care, and support services.

The Nurse Practitioner functions in an interdependent role by implementing the appropriate 'Standardized Procedures' (SPs). 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 determines if they are abnormal findings (CA Nursing Practice Act, subsection(b) of Section 2725).  



  • Current California Licensure as RN and Nurse Practitioner - required
  • Graduated with an MSN/DNP Specialty in NP Specialty: AG-ACNP, AG-PCNP, FNP or Adult NP with oncology experience - required.
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) -preferred
  • National NP certification in Specialty- required
  • Previous NP experience- required
  • Oncology experience as an RN or NP - required
  • Current BLS from ARC or AHA - required
  • Skills and abilities to perform accurate assessment and evaluation oncology patients, including symptom management - required
  • working knowledge and understanding of various insurance plans- preferred
  • NPI less than 6 months experience

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.

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Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 10/18/2021