The General Surgery Advanced Practice Provider is a licensed professional who possesses the advanced education, knowledge, clinical skills and experience necessary to provide expert advanced practice as an NP or PA in General Surgery. The primary responsibility of the General Surgery Advanced Practice Provider (Gen Surg APP) is providing and directing care for patients at the UCSF Medical Center. The Gen Surg APP is responsible for maintaining quality of care standards for all procedures and clinical care provided in the units. The APP provides self-direction and accountability in the development of this role within the medical center.
The Gen Surg APP shall provide medical and nursing care under the supervising physician of record and their individual collaborating physicians. The Gen Surg APP shall provide care in accordance with standardized procedures. The Gen Surg APP shall be proficient in the areas of arterial catheter insertion, central venous catheter insertion, ventilator management, sedation, and pain control. The Medical Staff Office on a biannual basis grants privileges to practice at UCSF Medical Center. The Gen Surg APP shall work collaboratively with physician students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians. The Gen Surg APP will participate in the precepting of Advanced Practice Provider (APP) students and post graduate fellows. This position is scheduled for 12 hour rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.
Additionally, the Gen Surg APP Lead will function in both an administrative and clinical/patient care role. Incumbents are assigned continuing responsibility for leading a group of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in one or more assigned clinical specialty or patient care areas based on their advanced academic specialization and/or clinical expertise. The Gen Surg APP Lead will act as an expert resource for the team and will have the authority to work as a group leader. Work leads are partially accountable for the work product of other employees, including timeliness, accuracy, and completeness. Elements of role may vary upon service area and include assisting in the training and orientation of new staff members, communicating instructions, assisting in the subgroup scheduling, helping with Gen Surg APP work flow efficiencies, gathering APP consensus on departmental initiatives, programs, requests, collaborating with APP manager to provide input in regards to approving leave requests and hiring.
The role of the APP Lead is to focus on providing clinical leadership amongst APP peers and mentoring in matters relating to advanced practice and the professional development of NPs or PAs for the specialty/clinical area and for serving as the liaison between these NPs and PAs and the Advanced Practice Provider [APP] Manager.
UCSF Medical Center requires all APPs to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Office in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric APPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mission Bay, Mt. Zion, Satellite Clinics, et al). This process may take up to 90 days and must be completed prior to the start date in any APP position.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.