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Nurse Practitioner

Ellison Institute- Administration Beverly Hills, California

The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC is a personal, concierge oncology clinic providing individualized, high quality care to our patients.  We aim to advance the prevention and care of cancer through the latest biomedical research, personalized medicine, and clinical trials. The most cutting-edge cancer treatment options are offered to patients with a cancer diagnosis by some of the nation’s utmost respected, recognized, and knowledgeable doctors in the field of medical oncology. The Ellison Institute is also comprised of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, which allows current molecular technologies to help guide care for patients with cancer.

Overall responsibilities include:

The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for research involvement, consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison within USC, leadership, and oncologic and preventive patient care management. The NP will provide guidance, direction, and assistance to the healthcare team in maintaining optimum quality of care of cancer patients.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conducts in-depth interviews with patient and obtains medical histories
  • Identifies and records pertinent progress of patients, updating and summarizing charts, changing orders when appropriate and notifying the responsible physician of changes in patients’ conditions
  • Manages treatment of hospitalized patients, in coordination with provider
  • Performs appropriate physical examinations and procedures such as injections and immunizations
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, including the coordination of referrals to specialty and social services
  • Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies
  • Initiates consultations and monitors scheduling of patients for diagnostics studies
  • Performs and/or interprets common laboratory, radiological, and other routine diagnostic testing
  • Writes appropriate medication prescriptions
  • Provides continuity of care in the management of complex illnesses under the supervision of a physician.
  • Oversees the administration of chemotherapy/investigational drugs and covers the clinic’s low-volume infusion area in case of life-threatening reactions
  • Performs patient assessment, administration of chemotherapeutic/hormonal agents, venipuncture, vascular access device management
  • Counsels patients on preventive care, treatment, and diagnoses
  • Acts as liaison with USC personnel, governmental agencies, vendors, etc. as appropriate
  • Maintains compliance with established University and department policies and procedures, quality assurance, safety, environmental, and infection control and complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Participates in in-service education programs and professional associations.


  • Master of Nursing Degree required
  • Current and valid California State RN and Nurse Practitioner licenses
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing as defined in Section 1482, Nurse Practice Act, Business and Professional Code.
  • National Certification or Eligibility for certification as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a staff nurse, at least 1 year in Oncology, in ambulatory and/or acute care setting
  • Excellent IV skills preferred
  • Competency in administering chemotherapy & vascular access device management
  • OCN certification preferred

Skills Required:

  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to function on a team.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Basic proficiency in computer-based medical record retrieval, data entry, and database programs.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.


Preferred Education:  Master’s Degree

Preferred Experience:  5 Years, combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Preferred Field of Expertise:  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.

Posting Salary Range:  $98,310 – 163,843

Percentage of Time:  100%

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: 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.

REQ20059587 Posted Date: 05/15/2018 - Thru date - 2018-08-31

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