Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually.
Under supervision of the physician, provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to patients and/or family members. Ensures compliance with all regulatory standards and requirements. Scope of responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients. -Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation. -Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient. -Assesses patient/family needs and provides education. -Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs. -Promotes/provides staff education. -Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice. -Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements. -Completes patient charge tickets. -Provides case management for oncology clients and their families. -Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials. -May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff. -May mentor new mid-level providers
Nurse Practitioner Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program. This position is entry level and requires minimum 0-3 years post MSN experience in oncology nursing. RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. Current state licensure as Nurse Practitioner. ACON preferred.
Physician Assistant Successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. This position is entry level and requires 0-3 years experience as a practicing Physician Assistant. Prefer previous experience in oncology. Current state license as a Physician Assistant in practicing state. BCLS.
Internal Number: AO-APP-07.2019
About Affiliated Oncoloogists
Affiliated Oncologists is a comprehensive medical and radiation oncology and hematology practice of physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders for patients in the greater Chicago area. Our physicians and staff are a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced caregivers focused on helping patients and their families receive the best care and support possible. With easily accessible locations in Chicago Ridge, Mokena, and Hazel Crest, we offer state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatment options as well as comprehensive education and support services. From diagnosis, to treatment and through recovery, we will be with you every step of the way.