Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner – Oncology/Gastroenterology

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The Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who practices within their scope of practice as appropriate in their jurisdictional area and in accordance with their organizational Medical Staff Bylaws. The provider is responsible for the management of care to patients including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. Provides leadership and consultation with their respective clinical area through participation in division/department initiatives and mentorship of others. Participates in division/departmental and organization wide initiatives to represent advanced practice and leverage the role of the advanced practice provider.All advanced nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, ***** and specialty nursing standards, ***** ***** Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. ***** ***** supports the development of APRN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. Credentialed by the medical staff and licensed to function in an expanded nursing role as an Advanced Practice Nurse to a group of patients. Acts in a collaborative and integrated practice with a physician and is responsible for the management of care to patients assigned including: diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and the assessment, implementation and evaluation of an appropriate plan of care. All activities are performed within the guidelines of protocols agreed upon by the authority of licensure, the medical and nursing divisions, and the medical staff bylaws. Provides leadership and consultation within a specialty area through participation in division/department initiatives and mentorship of others. Participates in Divisional/Departmental and organizational wide initiatives to represent advanced practice nursing, and leverage the role of the advanced practice nurse.

The successful candidate will be invested in helping to build local pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant services. They will play a role in clinical patient care, care coordination, overseeing infusions services, telehealth and patient/nursing education.

The clinician will provide clinic visit support for gastrointestinal (GI) patients at the ***** ***** Fredericksburg Clinic. Initially to include routine follow up visits. Training will be provided under the supervision of the GI attending physician; duties will also include urgent/sick visits and regular NP visits. The incumbent will also assist our nursing team in resolving sick calls and other patient care coordination needs, in the absence of our GI attending physician.

Roles Responsibility
Assess, diagnose, monitor and promote clinical status, Develop appropriate plan of care, Write patient care orders, Identify significant changes in patient status, Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, Collaborate with healthcare team, Provide formal/informal educational presentation to staff
Desired Qualification
Minimum EducationMaster's Degree Master’s or Doctoral degree as Advanced Practice Nurse from an accredited University and eligibility for medical staff credentialing (Required)Minimum Work ExperienceMinimum of 0 years of experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Required)Required Skills/KnowledgeStrong knowledge of clinical specialty and services.Demonstrates clinical leadership skills.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Required Licenses and CertificationsAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensure in the state(s) of clinical practice (Required) AndCDS and DEA in state(s) of clinical practice. BLS certified. (Required)Functional AccountabilitiesClinical Assess, diagnose, monitor and promote clinical status of each patient utilizing evidenced based practice and medical knowledge. Develops appropriate plan of care. Writes patient care orders, prescribes therapy, and provides necessary home care orders as needed. Identifies significant changes in patient status using physical exam, lab values, diagnostic tests, and patient/family input. Differentiates between normal and abnormal findings. Performs procedures as needed after obtaining appropriate credentialing. Participates in and leads multidisciplinary patient care and planning conferences. Is a clinical resource for patient, parents and the interdisciplinary team. Communicates and escalates clinical/administrative issues as appropriate. Collaborates with nursing, medicine, and other members of the healthcare team to regularly ensure quality patient care. Administrative Serves as a clinical preceptor to APRN or PA students. Acts as a clinical resource for staff in patient care issues. Provides formal/informal educational presentation to staff on areas of expertise. Participates in quality improvement work for the department. Organizational AccountabilitiesOrganizational Accountabilities (Staff)Organizational Commitment/Identification Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior Partner with all team members to achieve goals Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently Search for less costly ways of doing things Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Type
Full Time
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