The Cancer Center is offering a $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Clinical Nurse Specialist with Prescriptive authority to join our Surgical Oncology team. The candidate will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary healthcare team, and will work directly with Oncologists to provide care to patients undergoing treatment at the UNM Cancer Center outpatient clinic.
The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 146 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 600 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provide treatment to 65% of New Mexico’s cancer patients from all across the state and partner with community health systems statewide to provide cancer care closer to home. They treated 13,578 patients in 105,748 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. A total of 1361 patients participated in cancer clinical trials, including 544 (40%) patients who participated in clinical trials testing new cancer treatments that include tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The more than 102 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded $36.2 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects. Since 2015, they have published 930 manuscripts, and promoting economic development, they filed 136 new patents and launched 10 new biotechnology start-up companies. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 530 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at http://cancer.unm.edu .
See the Position Description for additional information.
Conditions of Employment
May be required to submit immunization records for review for required vaccines and TB testing.
UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
Specialty mid-level Oncology certification may become a requirement for positions in this classification.
Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
May be subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status, if applicable.
Must maintain certification and/or licensure status.
May be required to complete department-specific professional development activities.
Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist certification program; current certification as a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Clinical Nurse Specialist with Prescriptive authority.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
·One to three years previous experience as a nurse practitioner, physician's assistant or clinical nurse specialist with prescriptive authority.
·Bilingual in English/Spanish
·Three to five years of previous oncology experience
·Clinical Trials experience
Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire. Applicants must provide names of 3 past or present supervisors as references that the hiring official can contact.
Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Surgical Specialities (099R03)
Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date
$8,755.00 - $10,641.76
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
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