Job Summary

Under the direction of the Chief of Urology, the NP/PA will treat patients with a wide range of complaints/conditions by taking in-depth patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering laboratory studies, formulating differential diagnosis, establishing treatment plans, prescribing medications and providing patient education about treatment of urological conditions.  The NP/PA will act as both clinician and liaison between patients and physicians, thereby promoting coordination of care and a better experience for patients undergoing Urologic treatment.  The NP/PA will see a mix of new and returning patients and will facilitate/finalize discussions regarding surgery and manage the treatment of patients with complicated problems.

Qualifications

Education: Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner training program that conforms to the

Board of Registered Nursing standards; OR successful completion of a Physician Assistant program of

instruction in primary health care approved by the Physician Assisting Examining Committee OR NCCPA for

Physician's Assistant.

Minimum Experience: Demonstrated experience in surgical services which would provide the knowledge and skill necessary for

successful performance as a Mid-Level Practitioner in Urology.


Preferred Licenses/Certifications: ACLS, ATLS, SART, dependant on area of speciality.

Required Licenses/Certifications: For Nurse Practioner's, possession of a current Furnishing Number issued

by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Required Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse and

certification as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing;

OR possession of a 
valid Certificate as a Physician Assistant issued by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance.

Required Licensure/Certification: For Physician Assistants, a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Number.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Act in an appropriate and professional manner as defined by the company’s Standards of Behavior, Policy

and Procedures, and Scope of Services.

Basic pharmacology, including actions, reactions, and interactions.

Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Control and prevention of communicable disease.

Identifying etiology of a problem and making essential decisions utilizing the problem solving process.

Identifying needs of patients and families and taking effective action.

Major disease conditions, including pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests, management and

treatment.


Specialty Urology Sub Specialty Urology
Hospital Highland Hospital (more info) Community Oakland (more info)