UCSF Advanced Practice Providers March 2023 Newsletter

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APP Spotlight

Keith Jabonillo named Critical Care APP Supervisor

Keith Jabonillo, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC has been an NP in critical care for the past 6 years, assuming the role as neuro/surgical Critical Care APP lead in 2021. As a lead, he was involved with APP staffing operations and neuro/surgical ICU focused initiatives. He was integral in ensuring a smooth General Surgery to SICU primary transition and leading workgroups to improved APP workflows in the NeuroICU. In his new role, Keith will be primarily responsible for providing support and leadership to the Critical Care APP teams in the adult Neurological cardiovascular, surgical and Mission Bay ICUs. He will assume his new role on March 20, 2023.

Magnet-Palooza and APPs

Cana Jenkins, NP

Emergency Department

Rubi Hickson, NP Critical Care

Magnet-Palooza was a day long retreat filled with sessions and work group development to explore the future state of the UCSF Magnet model. The Professional Practice Model and shared governance were areas of focus. Cana Jenkins, NP Emergency Department (left photo), Rubi Hickson, NP Critical Care (right photo) and Nikki Girn, CRNA represented Advanced Practice Providers at this event. Only 9.86% of all registered hospitals in the United States achieve Magnet status--a designation where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization's patient outcomes. UCSF has achieved this designation three times. Read more.

APP Education News

APP Town Hall

Save the date: Tuesday April 18th 4-5pm for the next APP Town Hall

Did you miss last weeks' Town Hall?

Topic: APP Service Capture and Billing Updates

Presented by Rosie Krauter, FNP-BC, CORNLN Director of Informatics and Clinical Systems

Play it on demand here and download the slide deck, FAQ sheet, .appnote for ambulatory and inpatient and billing logic.

Click here for prior recordings of prior APP Town Hall such as e-consent and paper process, UCSF Time Study and Patient Experience and inpatient consult services.

Pediatric Grand Rounds--West Bay

Every Thursday 12-1pm

Click here for zoom link and more information

Thursday March 16, 2023

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Pediatrics: Updates and Novel Therapeutic Approaches

Presented by: Maya Lodish MD MHSc

Thursday March 23, 2023

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: The Concept of PRROWESS

(Protecting Reproductive Rights of Women Endangered by State Statutes)

Presented by: Meg Autry MD

Pediatric Grand Rounds--East Bay

Every Tuesday 8-9am

Tuesday March 14, 2023 8-9am TODAY

Pediatric Chronic Abdominal Pain: Healing with an Integrative Approach to Treatment”

Presented by: Jenifer Matthews, MD - Pediatrician and Integrative Medicine Specialist AND Vivien Nguyen, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Tuesday March 21, 2023 TBD

For Zoom login information, contact: Cristina Fernandez [email protected], 510-428-3885 ext 4343

APP Grand Rounds

Wednesday, March 14, 2023 12-1PM TODAY

"Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections"

Speakers: Drs. Catherine Lau, Daniel Escobar, Lindsay Huddleston

2 Steps to Register in Advance:  

1.Point your camera to QR code above or click here

2. To claim 1-hour CEU for RN/NP/CRNA/CNM , Preregister at Nursing Connect: Click here

Search by title: Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections

Category 2 CME for PA, no additional registration required 

Certification Review Course Free

FREE Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) certification review course on April 3 & 4, 2023. This 2-day webinar-based review course will provide a total of 14 contact hours, including 1.5 pharmacology contact hours. There are two options for you to participate in this offering:


1.Attend the live, instructor-led, 2-day webinar-based review course on Monday, April 3rd & Tuesday, April 4th


2.Watch an on-demand recording of the 2-day course within 30 days post-event.

  • IMPORTANT: For those participating in the on-demand option, you must register in advance as if attending the live event. You will receive an e-mail once the recordings are made available for viewing.


Registration: Registration instructions are here. Registration is free for all internal UCSF employees. Externals are welcome to attend for a $125 registration fee, so please feel free to share this event with your non-UCSF colleagues.

Managing the EHR Inbox

A one-day hybrid (in-person/virtual) conference on April 27, 2023 at Mission Bay Conference Center. Explore the challenges and opportunities of asynchronous messaging and the clinician inbox. Models of success from health systems around the country and tackle big picture issues around future of technology-enabled care deliver. There is a registration fee. For more info.

APP Standards & Compliance News

APEX Updates

Click here for the APEX Knowledge bank. Its a great resource.

Click here for all Provider Ambulatory APEX updates.

Click here for tip sheet on Creating Quick Filters in Chart Review

Medical Advice Messaging--What is it?

If you spend more than 5 minutes responding to a My Chart Patient Advice Request and it requires medical decision making, then convert it to a Medical Advice Message. Watch this 2 minute demo video


Medical Advice Message tip sheet

Medical Advice Message FAQ

Medical Advice Message PowerPoint

Want to learn about self-coding? Check out this website

Email any question to [email protected]

Drop into the Compliance Education office hours

Tuesdays 7-730AM Meeting ID: 93827817739 Password: 737983

Thursdays 12-1230PM Meeting ID: 97447896211 Password: 327355

Tuesday mornings, 7:00-7:30am

Justice, Equity and Inclusion News

Relationship-Centered Communication Skills for Racial Equity in Healthcare

3-hour workshop 1-5pm on April 28, May 19 or June 30

Build upon the prerequisite half-day fundamental relationship-centered communication (RCC) workshop by applying RCC skills to promote racial equity in healthcare. For more information.

An Inquiry into Racism and Health Inequities Lecture Series

Thursday March 16, 12 noon

UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice invites you to attend a discussion called "A Chronic Journey: Exploring the cultural contexts of chronic pain and disability". The talk will feature writer, disability advocate and mother, Nidhi Jaisoor. She is also the Partnerships manager for Diversability, a community with a mission to elevate disability pride. Register at tiny.ucsf.edu/NJ

UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

UC WI is an experiential professional development program committed to enabling the full participation, success and advancement of woman-identified professionals the University of California. The program aims to provide participants opportunities to build strategic relationships, actively communicate their value to the organization, advocate for their own needs in the workplace, coach others to demonstrate their value to the organization and increase awareness of diverse UC career paths. Accepting applications now through March 24, 2023. For more information.

UCSF Health News

Relocation of Staff Entrance to Moffitt-Long Hospitals

Sheila Antrum, Senior Vice President and COO

As we move ahead with construction of the new hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center, i want to alert you to a change in how you will enter Moffitt-Long Hospitals. Effective February 27,2023 the staff entrance will relocate to 513 Parnassus Ave, Medical Sciences Building (MSB). Use the MSB elevators or stairs to reach your floor of the hospitals, rather than the corridor through the hospital lobby. Our hospitals have returned to visitation level 1, which means increased visitors in the lobby. We anticipate this change will be in effect for the remainder of 2023. The new hospital is critical to our ability to serve more patients, and i appreciate your patience throughout the process. Construction activities will continue for several years, and our team is doing everything possible to mitigate disruptions to your and our current patients and families.

New APPs Who Joined UCSF Health

Please extend a warm welcome to our newly hired APPs

Sonia Chahal, PA Interventional Cardiology

Geraldine Pavez, NP Cardiology

Gary Sanchez, PA Neurosurgery

Johnny Jimenez, NP

Kenneth Ejiogu, NP

APP Job Corner

Refer an APP colleague to work at UCSF and potentially earn $25-$500 for per diem for selected services and $500-2000 for career for selected services.

For more info: referral program

Be sure they note your name at time of application submission.

Click here for all APP job openings as of March 2023

APP Advisory Board

Find out more about your APP Advisory Board by checking out their website and read their meeting minutes here.

Quality and Safety

Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12-18

You have the power to ensure that patients receive the safest possible care and that your colleagues work in the safest possible environment. To celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week, we invite all staff and providers to sign a pledge for quality and safety, making a personal commitment to one of the many behaviors to help achieve our goal of Zero Harm. The Patient Safety Team will be onsite Monday-Thursday at each campus with the pledge poster.

Advanced Care Planning

Participate in a interview study on your experiences and opinions engaging patients in ACP at UCSF. It will be conducted virtually and will only take 10-15 minutes. Complete this quick scheduling form  (about 1 minute) by March 31st. for further information, email UCSF Medical student Abraham.Dada@ucsf or [email protected].

Wellness News

APP Spring Social Forum

Tuesday April 4th 5:15-7pm 513 Parnassus Ave HSW 300

An in-person gathering to socialize and meet your APP colleagues.

Light refreshments provided, but an RSVP is required.

Check your outlook calendar for an invite or email [email protected] to request an invite. All APPs are welcomed.

APP Mentorship Committee

The Committee is hosting a Social on March 20, 2023 530-7pm

Rose's Taproom 4930 Telegraph Ave Oakland

All APPs (Peds and Adults) are welcome (East and West Bay)

Learn about the Mentorship committee on their website.

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NPIII Promotion

Initial applications are due March 31, 2023

Find out more information about NPIII on this site.

Do you want talk with another NPIII to discuss the process or review your application prior to submission? Contact [email protected] for further information.

Office Hours: Office of Advanced Practice Providers

Meeting ID: 916 4155 9875

Password: 503138

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 12-1PM TODAY

Host Rosie Krauter FNP-BC, CORLN

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 8-9AM

Host Ivette Becerra-Ortiz, DNP, MPH, NP, RN, NEA-BC, CPNP-PC DNP, MPH, NP, RN, NEA-BC, C-PNP Chief of Advanced Practice Providers

The Office of Advanced Practice Providers is here to support you.

Email us at [email protected]

Visit the UCSF APP website

Ivette Becerra-Ortiz, DNP, MPH, NP, RN, NEA-BC, C-PNP Chief of Advanced Practice Providers

Kurstan Del Rosario Senior Operations Analyst

Tara Valcarcel, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC Director, Pediatric Operations Advanced Practice Providers 

Roseanne "Rosie" Krauter, FNP-BC, CORLN Director of Clinical Systems

Brandon Sessler MMS,PA-C

Director of Professional Practice Fellowship Coordinator

Alisa Yee, MSN, ACNP-BC

Director, Adult Operations Advanced Practice Providers

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