Nurse Practitioner - Oncology - Oncology
Company: Dupage Medical Group
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Nurse Practitioner - OncologyResponsibilities
Are you ready to challenge the expected to deliver the
Under the direct supervision of a collaborative physician,
physician site leader, and practice manager, the Nurse Practitioner
(NP) provides medical care to patients within a detailed scope of
practice. The scope of practice identifies the range of clinical
modalities and protocols agreed upon between the NP and
collaborative physician. Within the ambulatory care setting, under
the collaborative physician and scope of practice, the NP completes
physicals; orders diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: e.g.,
laboratory, x-ray, EKG, etc.; performs therapeutic procedures such
as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and
infection management; prescribes medications; instructs and
educates patients and their families in proper healthcare,
appropriate illness prevention, and home care; and documents in the
patient chart progress notes, orders, etc. These aforementioned
responsibilities are performed under the scope of practice to
optimize clinical outcomes. The NP must be credentialed as a
mid-level provider by same Hospital(s) in which the collaborative
physician has admitting privileges.
Collaborative Agreement: A detailed document stipulating the
practitioner's qualifications for continuing to act in the role as
an NP, continuing education requirements, practitioner supervision
by the collaborative physician, practitioner autonomy regarding
medical decisions and prescriptive authority, and general
relationship with others in the practice.
Collaborative Physician: Medical Doctor supervising the
Scope of Practice: Detailed scope of medical practice that is
performed by the practitioner based on professional license,
competence, and education and training, including range of patients
treated, procedures performed, prescriptive authority, screenings,
and listing of physician directed procedures.
NOTE: The Hospital based collaborative agreement and scope of
practice must accompany this Job Description.
The Journeys and Adventures that Await:
Depending on Practice Site Requirements, scope of practice, and the
NP's education, training, and experience, an incumbent in this
position may not perform all the key responsibilities listed below.
However, it is expected that at least 80% of the responsibilities
are performed for this job. Travel to other sites may be
* Patient Examinations and Treatment
Performs and records complete physical examinations, as needed to
evaluate a specific health problem, including a history and
physical. Analyzes and interprets data, formulates presenting
problems and causes, and establishes care plans for resolutions.
Evaluates and treats acute minor illnesses and traumas according to
established practice protocols. May assist physician with
procedures or based on scope of practice, under review conduct
invasive or non-invasive procedures.
* Orders Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities
In consultation with the collaborative physician, orders
laboratory, x-ray, and/or other non-invasive diagnostic tests and
procedures. Initiates referrals to appropriate physician or other
health care professional of problems that exceed the NPs scope of
* Prescribes Medication
Prescribes medications as determined under scope of practice with
collaborative physician oversight and mid-level practitioner
controlled substance license
* Patient and Family Education
Instructs patients and families in proper healthcare, appropriate
illness prevention measures, and home care in accordance with
practice protocols and patient's physical condition. Adjusts
communication and instruction to the patient's age, psycho-social,
and cultural needs to obtain optimal health outcomes.
* Hospital Daily Rounds
Depending on scope of practice and hospital requirements, may make
daily rounds of hospitalized patients under supervision and
communication with the collaborative physician. May be expected to
contribute to care discussions and provide consultation to
patients, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals
to improve clinical care. Provides updates back to physician.
* Patient Documentation
Ensures appropriate documentation of patient-related information is
in the medical chart, including discharge summaries and
Performs all other duties/responsibilities as assigned as dictated
under scope of practice.
The Experiences You Bring:
* Graduation from an approved school for Nurse
Practitioners-Masters Degree. National certification as Nurse
Practitioner in applicable specialty required (ANCC). Current state
licensure in good standing as Advanced Practice Nurse and RN.
Current CPR certification must be maintained (BLS). Based on
prescriptive authority, active Mid-level Practitioner Controlled
Substance License and DEA License may be required.
* Minimum 1-2 years working as Nurse Practitioner with experience
consummate to the specialty for which the NP is applying.
* Capable of providing excellent service to customers, friendly and
approachable demeanor, resolving customer complaints, and
understanding customer service principles.
* Able to adjust treatment, instruction, and education to meet the
patient's age and cultural background.
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