Nurse Practitioner-Full Time
Regional Cancer Care Associates Wayne, NJ Full-time Nursing
Posted on November 14, 2022
- 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
- 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:
- 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.
- Graduate of a school of nursing.
- Graduate of an approved Nurse Practitioner Program (MS preferred)
- 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.
- Possession of NJ license and NJ Nurse Practitioner Certification.