A Nurse Practitioner is a professional nurse who possesses the advanced education, knowledge, clinical skills and experience necessary to provide expert nursing care in the area of specialization. The PSMA Radioligand Therapy Nurse Practitioner has in-depth knowledge in the prostate cancer and radioligand therapies. Under the direction of the Program Directors of the Radioligand Therapy program, the Nurse Practitioner has responsibilities in clinical practice, education, consultation, research, utilization review and leadership within the Radioligand Therapy program and the Medical Center. Radioligand Therapy Service (100% FTE)
Under the direction of the Supervising Physician and the Clinic Administrator and guided by the Committee on Interdisciplinary Practice ("CIDP") Standardized Process and Outcome Protocols and Procedures of the Ambulatory Services, the Nurse Practitioner provides direct care to patients with cancer who are undergoing radioligand therapies. This will primarily include patients being treated with 177Lu-PSMA-617, but will also include Ra-223 and other radioligand therapies. The Nurse Practitioner will provide care to the patients of 1 or more attending physicians within the Department of Radiology. The Nurse Practitioner will evaluate and follow patients throughout the continuum of cancer care; seeing patients in the Ambulatory Care Clinic. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will coordinate imaging, clinical, and radioligand therapy management of patients. Skills required include history and physical examination, informed consent, chart review, care coordination within UCSF and with referring physicians and accountable care organizations, clinical triage (in person and by phone), and follow up care. S/he will also provide pre and post-treatment evaluation and care through clinic appointments and telephone triage. The Nurse Practitioner shall comply with the Medical Center House and Telephone Standards. In addition to the clinical aspects of the position, the HHT NP role includes coordination of research efforts for ongoing and future clinical research related to PSMA targeted radioligand therapies. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner will perform other duties as assigned by the Chief.
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.