Nurse Practitioner-Full Time

Regional Cancer Care Associates   Wayne, NJ   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on November 14, 2022
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Job Type
Full-time
Description
  • Perform and document comprehensive medical and psychosocial health histories and examinations.
  • Gathers data, conducts initial history and physical examination and formulates and implements treatment plans in collaboration with the physician.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic studies related to the patient’s plan of care and response to treatment.
  • Provides follow-up care on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • Initiates consultation with specialists as indicated.
  • Recognizes oncology-related problems and initiates interventions.
  • Identifies treatment-related toxicities and initiates interventions.
  • Demonstrates expertise in symptom management.
  • Assesses ill patients and develops a plan of care in collaboration with MD
  • Monitors and adjusts patient medications and treatments according to protocols.
  • Diagnoses and treats common oncology-associated illnesses.
  • Manages telephone calls related to emergency situations, symptom management, and psychosocial and family concerns.
  • Provides continuity of care across settings (hospital, home, home health, skilled nursing, hospice and rehabilitation).
  • Supervises chemotherapy administration in the office setting.
  • Collaborates with physician and chemotherapy infusion nurse to schedule and administer chemotherapy.
  • Writes chemotherapy orders and evaluates protocols in collaboration with physicians.
  • Provides psychosocial counseling and support to patients and families and makes referrals to social work or community agencies as necessary.
  • Performs various procedures: bone marrow biopsy and aspirate, removal of picc, administration of intrathecal chemotherapy.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of integrative therapies and their use in complementing medical treatment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cancer risk factors, diagnoses, disease processes, and treatment options.
  • Evaluates patient intervention outcomes.
  • Provides Genetic Pretest Counseling
  • Coordinates discharge plans, follow-up, home health, and outpatient prescriptions.
  • Assists with hospital rounds and management of hospitalized patients.
  • Participates in daily huddles/conferences with the team to facilitate communication and coordination of care.
  • Provide survivorship care to patients who have completed chemotherapy
Requirements

Education Responsibilities:

  • Provides information on the disease, treatment, health promotion, and disease prevention to patients and families.
  • Educate professional staff through consultations and presentations.
  • Evaluates patient, nursing, and community educational programs and materials and act as a resource.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary committees.
  • Educate patients and caregivers on the disease process and chemotherapy
  • Research Responsibilities:

Research Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research process.
  • Collaborate with investigators, protocol nurses, and physicians to support and promote research.
  • Recruits patients for clinical trials.
  • Reviews disseminate and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.

Education:

  • Graduate of a school of nursing.
  • Graduate of an approved Nurse Practitioner Program (MS preferred)

Experience:

  • Five years of professional nursing experience in a hospital or clinic setting with 1-2 years in a nurse practitioner role or 1-2 years in an Oncology Nurse Practitioner role.

Certificate/License:

  • Possession of NJ license and NJ Nurse Practitioner Certification.