Center City, Philadelphia, PA
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner is a registered professional who, under the sponsorship of a board certified oncologist and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to the oncology/bone marrow transplant patients at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The medical oncology nurse practitioner functions in an expanded role within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act, Departments of Medicine and Nursing and in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner clinical protocols. The Nurse Practitioner is granted affiliate privileges by the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Medical Board in which the privileges list specific medical protocols and procedures which are reviewed bi-annually.
- Monitor patient progress pre and post procedure
- Educating patients and families on a variety of urological conditions
- Triage patient phone calls.
- Work independently and collaboratively with the other members of the Oncology service including physicians, Nurse Practitioners, medical assistants, administrative and scheduling staff, etc to provide comprehensive care to oncology patients.
- Reviewing laboratory and radiology studies with physicians.
- Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the University.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES in addition to Essential Functions:
- Initiate appropriate lab testing and other consultative services as needed.
- Coordinate care with collaborating clinicians and other practice and services such as radiation oncology
- Arrange outside testing, such as MRIs, other lab testing and follow up exams
- Telephone screen new patients prior to initial appointment to ascertain nature of appointment and assist patient to obtain appropriate medical records and supporting documents prior to intake visit. Prepare appropriate chart with supporting records.
- write lab orders prior to visit
- review and bring to clinic any pertinent records for new patients
- perform a full H&P on new patients, record and dictate data
- assure delivery of outside scans and pathology specimens to the appropriate department
- take an interval history, review of systems, and perform a physical exam on patients in collaboration with attending physician
- perform bone marrow biopsy/aspiration, skin biopsy, or lumbar puncture as indicated
- review labs and other test results, discuss with the attending
- perform post-visit follow-up with patients as needed
- assure that BMT lab specimens are obtained at scheduled intervals in coordination with the BMT Lab supervisor
- When necessary, assist in arranging home care services, such as IV antibiotics, stoma care, and catheter care, etc.
- Support patients and staff in outpatient clinic:
- monitor patient flow within the clinic
- act as a resource to clinic employees, students, fellows
- provide patient education and support via telephone
- coordinate patient care with inpatient clinical staff:
- assistance with patient phone calls as needed
- assistance with admission scheduling
- coordination of clinic patient scheduling
- Strive for excellence in patient care and customer service
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from accredited institution.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:
Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse (RN) License.
Current Pennsylvania Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) certificate.
Must have a minimum of licensure in adult care
Prefer two years experience as a registered nurse in medical oncology related area.
Written and verbal skills in the English language.
Knowledge of clinical and organization skills/techniques as well as knowledge of hospital ancillary department functions generally acquired through previous education and/or experience in related field.
Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 full and part-time students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
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