Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Oncology Family Nurse Practitioner provides acute and chronic medical care and treatment through comprehensive history taking, physical exam and ordering of diagnostic tests to assigned patients in an oncology facility.
•Ensures that development and intradepartmental policies, procedures, and standards of care are maintained and assists in interpreting these for patients and visitors.
•Promotes the philosophy of employer and acts as a role model and resource person for staff.
•Ensures and maintains confidentiality of patient/family at all times.
•Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies.
•Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment. Works in collaboration with a physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems and follow up. Focuses on side effect management and works collaboratively with radiation and infusion room staff to coordinate care.
•Writes prescriptions for medication, blood products based upon laboratory results, routine diagnostic and follow up studies, therapeutic measures, and post discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols. The written practice protocols will be based upon the Oncology Nursing Society list of approved books and reference materials.
•Interprets and evaluates findings of studies/tests.
•Relays appropriate information regarding patient care to the collaborating physician.
•Administers therapeutic measures and obtains specimens as prescribed.
•Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the patient.
•Maintains provision of preventive health services (e.g. screening, risks assessment, immunizations, PAP smears, self-breast exam).
•Dictates or writes patient history, admissions, care plans, progress, and discharge notes.
•Conducts or participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds and ensures appropriate and quality care for assigned patient.
•Provides on-call coverage.
•Performs patient triage and determines the urgency of physician’s evaluation.
•Provides symptom management for side effects related to oncologic treatment.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate with diverse populations, including physicians, employees, patients, and families.
•Leadership skills to direct others toward the successful treatment of patients.
•Analytical skills to evaluate patient status and healthcare procedures/techniques and to monitor quality of care.
•Willingness to learn and remain flexible in the changing healthcare environment.
•Ability to assist staff in times of crisis or emergency.
•Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement new ideas or systems.
•Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion while performing duties.
•Ability to meet with the public outside the institution and efficiently market and promote cancer treatment.
•Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and insure proper completion of work assignments.
•Establishes relationships with professional and/or other health-related groups within the community.
•Shares clinical expertise with professional and supportive personnel.
•Documents and reports care in an accurate, timely manner using appropriate forms and records.
•Works effectively with others. Collaborates with other health disciplines to ensure continuity and quality of care.
•Uses interpersonal skills to work productively with all levels of hospital personnel.
•Makes a significant and sustained contribution to the nursing profession through publishing, committee involvement, educational media development or scientific inquiry, or use of creative approaches to enhance quality of care.
•Demonstrates professionalism and accountability.
•Maintains clinical and administrative expertise through formal and informal programs.
•Demonstrates expertise in patient care.
•Maintains current knowledge of healthcare techniques and practices by participating in workshops, seminars, and professional organizations.
•Identifies, analyzes, and resolves patient care problems to foster significant improvement in patient care.
•Participates in interdisciplinary continuous quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis.
•Demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to patients.
•Educates patients and families about the disease process and treatment.
•Provides information to patients and families related to symptom management and psychosocial response to the diagnosis of cancer and related treatment.
•Provides formal and informal education to staff in oncology care.
•Uses local, regional, and national forums to educate other professionals about advanced practice roles and issues-related care.
•Precepts graduate nursing students.
•Participates in the development of educational materials for patients and healthcare providers.
•Other duties as assigned
•Must be a graduate from an approved school of nursing.
•Must have successfully completed an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
•Must have Masters of Science in Nursing from an accredited program.
•One (1) to three (3) years of experience directly related to position and responsibilities preferred.
•Must have a current, valid RN/NP license in the State of Wyoming and must be in good standing with the Wyoming Board of Nursing.
•Must have Board certification from ANCC or ACNP.
•Must have a current, valid Wyoming Controlled Substance Registration and must be in good standing with the Board of Pharmacy.
•Must have a current, valid DEA Registration, and must be in good standing with the DEA.
•Must have current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain within 60 days of hire and must maintain credential throughout employment with IMH.
•Must have current, valid ACLS certification or obtain within 6 months of hire and must maintain credential throughout employment with IMH.
•Must be oncology certified within 1 years of hire.
•Additional certifications and training provided by Ivinson may be required on individual units as indicated in the CBO.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Must have the ability to multitask.
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About Ivinson Memorial Hospital
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