Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019, the Lexington Medical Center Physician Network includes more than 450 physicians and advanced practice providers at 75 locations across the Midlands.
From general medicine and orthopedics to oncology and neurosurgery, these dedicated physicians, specialists and surgeons combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our Lexington Medical Center family.
Lexington Oncology Associates is looking for an Office Nurse Practitioner with Oncology experience to join their team.
Job Summary: Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of patients by means of interview, health history, physical examination and diagnostic tests. Interprets the data, develops and implements a plan of treatment, follows through on a continuum of patient care across the health-illness continuum and lifespan within protocols set forth and approved by both the nurse practitioner and practice physicians.
Documents all situations, both internally and externally, that may arise out of the ordinary or are necessary to maintain accurate patient charts/records.
Provides diagnosis and treatment of common acute illnesses; prevention and maintenance health care to patients with stable chronic illnesses; and performs interim physical examinations for healthy patients within prescribed guidelines:
Elicits appropriate present and past medical history and review of systems.
Performs appropriate physical examination and orders appropriate diagnostic studies.
Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings in history and physical.
Establishes appropriate differential diagnosis.
Assesses stability of chronic illness and compliance with present therapy; monitors for complications of disease or therapy.
Establishes appropriate treatment plan. Assesses need for hospitalization or physician intervention.
Determines timing for follow-up and orders appropriate referrals.
Counsels regarding health maintenance and disease prevention, and provides anticipatory guidance as appropriate.
Provides health education to patients about ways to improve, promote, and maintain their health status, including but not limited to providing educational information on disease/disease processes, self-care practices, and positive lifestyle choices (i.e. diabetes, safe sex, weight loss, smoking cessation, etc.).
Maintains accurate records, medication lists, and documentation of care and follow-up for administrative purposes and reimbursement of services. Adheres to agreed-upon format/protocol for documentation or records.
Reviews and updates problem list at least on annual visit/episodic visit by patient and initiates problem and medication lists on new patients seen.
Documents telephone calls with patients and specialists.
Maintains competence in clinical practice. Identifies the knowledge and skills needed through self-assessment, peer review, and supervisory review.
Participates in a variety of educational activities in order to maintain and increase competency.
Uses continuing education opportunities as a basis for expanding medical knowledge and improving clinical skills, and incorporates these into the daily practice of medicine.
Participates in developing, implementing, and interpreting quality assurance/risk management programs
Duties & Responsibilities
Supervises and intervenes with clinical issues and supports/directs triage by clinical staff when necessary. Implements clinical education and training or clinical staff when necessary.
Is available for feedback on call-back and triage issues as needed.
Identifies barriers to patient care flow or delivery, and assists at formulating corrective action.
Adheres to the drug formulary developed by the practice. Prescribes within the practice agreement set forth by supervising physicians 100% of the time. Ensures updated and accurate practice agreement every 2 years as set forth in rules and regulations for prescribing authority.
Maintains confidentiality of patient and of patient/practice information with no infractions as noted by supervision.
Maintains current signed protocols reviewed and revised annually and as needed
Regularly maintains a neat appearance and adheres to department/corporation dress, including the wearing of appropriate identification.
Demonstrates responsibility for individual performance and efficient utilization of products, supplies, equipment, and time to ensure the timely completion of duties and to promote financial viability through provision of services at a reasonable cost.
Employee follows established safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties in order to ensure a safe environment.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education: None.
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Current licensure as RN in the State of South Carolina;
Certification by appropriate credentialing organization recognized by South Carolina as Nurse Practitioner;
Required Training: None
We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:
Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits
Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Eligible employees may also enroll in LMC's retirement plans on their date of hire, including the South Carolina State Retirement System (SCRS)
457(b) retirement plans
Free life insurance – equal to 1x salary
401(K) Match – LMC matches dollar for dollar up to 6%
LMC provides its full-time employees short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
529 College Savings
Student loan forgiveness
Our mission is the same as it was when we opened our doors in 1971: to provide quality health services that meet the needs of our community. We believe that commitment to the health of our community really makes a difference -- and we show it every day.
Internal Number: 21702
About Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center is a 485-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and more than 65 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 85,000 patients each year. The hospital delivers more than 3,500 babies each year and performs more than 23,000 surgeries. Lexington Medical Center is currently undergoing the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that will open in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care.We’ve been named Columbia’s “Best Place to Have a Baby”, “Best Hospital” and one of the “Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.” Honors all made possible by a dedicated, talented team of healthcare professionals and staff.