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Oncology Practice Specialist

Requisition IDreq134
Working TitleAdvanced Practice Provider: Phase 1
Position GradeAE16
Position Summary

The Cancer Center is offering a $10,000 Sign-On Bonus

The UNM Cancer Center is seeking a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Clinical Nurse Specialist with Prescriptive authority to join our Phase 1 program. The candidate will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary healthcare team, and will work directly with Oncologists to provide care to patients participating in Phase 1 clinical trials 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 400-mile radius. One of the premier cancer centers nationwide, the UNM CCC has 128 board-certified oncology physicians, forming New Mexico's largest cancer care team. It treats about 60 percent of adults and virtually all the children in New Mexico diagnosed with cancer - more than 10,000 people - from every county in the state in more than 135,000 clinic visits each year. Through its partnership with the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, an "exemplary national model for cancer health care delivery", the UNM CCC offers access to more than 160 clinical trials to New Mexicans in every part of the state. Annual research funding of more than $72 million supports the UNM CCC's 132 cancer scientists. Working with partners at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and New Mexico State University, they have developed new diagnostics and drugs for leukemia, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, liver and pancreatic cancer, brain cancer, and melanoma; garnered 33 new patents and 117 patents pending; and launched 13 new biotechnology companies since 2010. Learn more at http://cancer.unm.edu/ .

This is a benefits eligible position.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Specialty mid-level Oncology certification may become a requirement for positions in this classification.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.
  • Must maintain certification status.
Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

·  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  

Additional RequirementsFinalists 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.


A pre-employment background investigation and fingerprinting will be required
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentMedical Oncology (099R01)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusExempt
Pay$7,500.00 - $8,957.87
Benefits EligibleThis 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.
ERB StatementTemporary 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.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date4/17/2017
Application InstructionsResume and Cover Letter