APP (PA/NP Busy Medical Oncology Office) Full-time ONLY
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Advanced Practice Provider (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) in a busy Medical Oncology practice working alongside Physicians, nurses, and office staff to provide complete care for Oncology patients while exhibiting strong and effective leadership, problem solving, and management skills.
The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of hematology and oncology patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings. The APP supports the physicians by treating scheduled and walk-in patients and reviewing documents. The APP performs patient teachings, survivorship appointments, and peer to peers for treatment approval.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The APP’s essential job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Punctuality and attendance in the clinics are required.
- Perform history and physical assessments of oncology/hematology patients that are accurate, complete, concise, relevant, and appropriate for each patient.
- Establish medical diagnoses.
- Order, perform, or interpret the results of appropriate diagnostic tests
- Develop, implement, evaluate, and alter the plan of care as needed based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
- Manage general medical conditions based on knowledge of the indications, contraindications, side effects, interactions and adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalities.
- Manage or independently perform evaluative and treatment procedures necessary to provide an appropriate response to life-threatening emergency situations until the arrival of emergency response teams.
- Counsel and educate patients, family members and/or caregivers on treatment plans, wellness care, and survivorship plans.
- Maintain accurate, appropriate, complete, concise, and timely documentation in the electronic medical record. Charts will be audited quarterly by APP’s Supervising Physician and/or CMO.
- Facilitate consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the healthcare team.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively with physicians, other health professionals and health related agencies.
- Provide prompt, courteous, and appropriate direction to clinic staff regarding patient care issues.
- Maintain a full schedule of patients upon completion of training. Outpatient training to be completed within six months of hire date. Inpatient training to be completed within twelve months of hire date after provider credentialing is approved. APP shall maintain a full schedule of no less than 23 15-minutes slots after one year of training.
- Hospital Coverage
- Conduct comprehensive health history and physical assessment of patients with acute health problems. Charts will be audited quarterly by Supervising Physician and/or CMO.
- Perform admission history and physical. Develop, manage, and modify treatment plans.
- Participate in daily rounding and collaborate with attending or consulting team to adjust plans of care.
- Facilitate referrals to appropriate community health facilities, agencies, and resources.
- Discharge hospitalized patients at the direction of the attending physician.
- Prepare and dictate timely discharge summaries of patients’ hospitalization and clinic care.
- Provide complete and timely documentation required for hospital visit charges.
- Return to practice after hospital rounds to support practice operations. Ex. Walk-ins, document review, etc.
- Procedures: Performs routine clinical procedures independently as outlined in practice agreements/scope of practice including, but not limited to, the following:
- Chemotherapy prescribing privileges
- Bone marrow biopsies
- Intrathecal chemotherapy
- Prescribe medications based on efficacy and safety as legally authorized.
- Counsel patients about drug regimens, possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the- counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies.
- Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
- Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions.
- Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients’ individual circumstances.
- Schedule patients appropriately within practice with physicians and APPs based on physician notes and/or CGCC guidelines.
- Review physician documents - routine mammograms, bone densitometries, EKGs, ECHOs, and Database/Correspondence.
- Perform peer to peers to secure treatment authorizations.
Other Job Responsibilities
Additional job responsibilities of the APP include, but are not limited to:
- Collaborate with physicians and medical team to seek creative ways to solve patient care issues.
- Mentor new APPs, as necessary.
- Follow ethical principles regarding patient confidentiality, informed consent, and unanticipated adverse outcomes.
- Promote mutual respect and trust working within a team model.
- Participate in organizational and departmental meetings, educational opportunities, committees, and workgroups, as necessary.
- Quality/Care Improvement
- Demonstrate a commitment to clinical process and patient care improvement.
- Use evidenced-based mediH: HR HR 05 2021 APP Job Description.doccine to systematically analyze and improve patient care practices.
- Participate in quality initiative/performance activities.
- Support organizational changes and encourage staff to incorporate process changes into daily routine.
- Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications. Complete annual CME requirements.
- Enhance practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Adhere to dress code. Appearance is neat and clean.
- Wear identification while on duty.
- Maintain current CPR certification.
- Comply with CGCC policy and procedures.
- Comply with OSHA and all state, federal and local regulations.
- Unless health status or extenuating circumstances prevent it, APP is expected to reschedule/otherwise address their scheduled patients should APP have to unexpectedly call out
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must have knowledge and skills needed to perform all functions that this position oversees.
- Must be able to communicate clearly and compassionately with patients and their colleagues within often stressful medical treatment settings.
- Must possess strong analytical talents in ensuring accurate patient diagnoses and the implementation of responsive care plans.
- Must have solid interpersonal skills.
- Must be willing and able to learn, effectively utilize, and teach others regarding CGCC equipment, software, and processes.
- Must have strong communication skills in both verbal and written form.
- Must exhibit a positive attitude and maintain productive working relationships within the organization.
- Must have excellent organizational and time management skills and be capable of appropriate delegation.
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality and have the utmost professionalism.
Physical demands of this position include but are not limited to:
- Standing and walking
- Bending and stooping
- Lifting and/or maneuvering patients, as needed
If Nurse Practitioner:
- Master’s or Doctorate’s degree from accredited Nursing Program
- Active RN and APNP license in State of Georgia AND
- Active board certification as a NP in: Adult; Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care; Family.
If Physician Assistant:
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree from accredited PA Program
- Active PA license in State of Georgia AND
- Active PA board certification
All Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant applicants must have:
- Active DEA license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire
- CPR certification and advanced life support certifications if relevant to practice area (ACLS, PALS, NRP)
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