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The Division of Hematology-Oncology is seeking a Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) to provide outpatient care to medical oncology patients. The Advanced Practitioner will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with a Hem-Onc physician and be expected to manage patient care autonomously within the scope of his/her professional practice. This provider will be responsible to perform procedures according to credentialing including the prescribing of chemotherapy, providing patient/family education, participating in research as applicable, documenting care according to standards, prescribing cancer related and supportive care therapies, and collaborating with the multidisciplinary team.
Opportunities for professional growth and development are available through the Division, including clinical involvement in research.
Incumbent is responsible to promote organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for families, visitors and other employees. Cares for patients in all age groups from young adult through geriatrics. Demonstrates competence in the assessment, treatment and care of patients serviced. Works in collaborative practice setting with supervising/collaborating physician to care for patients within the Division of Hematology/Oncology.
- All APNs function under the guidelines as designed by the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center medical staff guidelines and are credentialed through that body. The APNs will be held accountable through a formal job description, delineation of privileges, and through their agreement with their collaborating physician and a Collaborative Practice Agreement. All clinical work hours and associated requirements will be defined and managed under the direction of the collaborating physician/division designee, and within the Human Resource guidelines.
- The Nurse Practitioner contributes to excellence in education, leadership, professional contribution and practice.
- Provides direct clinical care for patient population according to established protocols and utilizes evidence based practice standards in collaboration with team.
- Maintains accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with organizational standards in the electronic health record (EHR).
- Identifies self properly to the patient and family, and clarifies the role of the nurse practitioner if necessary.
- The nurse practitioner should function within their scope and refer to the collaborating physician when outside of scope, and/or directed by the collaborating physician or when requested by the patient and/or family.
- Performs interventions specific to assigned patient population and collaborative agreement.
- Participates in the performance improvement processes to meet quality of care and service standards.
- Demonstrates awareness of professional responsibility as role model to peers and members of the health care team.
- Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient’s clinical status.
- Addresses patient and family concerns and creates a therapeutic relationship to provide support.
- Provide patient education, counseling and instruction regarding patient diagnosis, medical treatments, medications, and preventative care.
- Participate in and support accreditation, compliance and regulatory activities of the organization.
- Precept APN students and other health care learners.
- Identifies patient/family needs for community resources and refers appropriately.
Education or Equivalent Experience:
Graduate of a NLN- approved school of nursing.
RN and CRNP licensure in the State of New Jersey.
Must have current CPR certification.
Completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program with a MSN.
National certification is required.
Prior nursing experience in specialty is preferable.
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