Our client hospital located coastal Southeastern, CT., is seeking a full-time Oncology Nurse Practitioner (APRN). The APRN is responsible for providing healthcare services (mostly outpatient), including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients at the Cancer Center. This position works closely with physicians, nurse manager and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care and must have a strong background in medical oncology. Individual will report to Manager of Advanced Practice Providers, with a dotted line to on-site Medical Director.
Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination
Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness. Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks.
Determines and is proactive in identifying potential emergency/crisis situations and providing appropriate interventions.
Performs follow-up visits for the attending physicians.
Implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws
Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments
Educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention
Recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs
Communicates appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies
Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient in Electronic Medical Record by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner
Participates in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures
Serves as a primary liaison to physicians.
Acts as consultant/collaborator to clinical team on area of specialty
Complies with patient confidentiality requirements
Promotes patient advocacy
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails
Hospital Rounds for new consults and follow-ups known to the existing practice.
Offering “highly competitive” base salary (commensurate-with-experience), excellent company benefits plan, CME, pension, generous PTO plan, relocation assistance and more …