Job Description

Pre-operative Advanced Pract

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

SECTION A:  Job Overview

The Nurse Practitioner is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for providing patient-focused health care.  In this role, assessment, communication skills, and problems solving techniques are used to deliver quality care and to facilitate physician productivity.  This highly respected role is also incremental in acting as a liaison for oncology patients and working in concert with clinic and case management staff in order to meet the clinical needs of patients.

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the position will perform tasks as directed by the supervising physician and the clinic supervisor or manager.  In addition, the position performs only those clinical tasks he/she is capable of and within the scope of the supervising physician.  Will comply with all hospital by-laws, rules and regulations.  Has all entries in the medical record must be co-signed by the attending physician.  Prescribes Category III and above drugs as indicated by state/federal licensing.  Implement telephone orders for Category II drugs when a standing order is present.  Provide orders under supervision of physician during assigned "on call" duty.

Performs patient consultations and follow up visits as instructed by physician

Manages duties and responsibilities according to clinic schedule and/or as instructed by MD and Manager

Writes or dictates daily progress notes, H + P’s, diagnosis, discharge summaries and orders

Performs rounds in Infusion Center or Inpatient Unit and writes progress notes as appropriate or instructed by MD and Manager

Orders medication, treatment and evaluations with supervising physician

Acts as liaison between patient, RNs and physicians

Participates in endorsement meetings, tumor board, cancer committee meetings, nutrition meetings and other meetings as directed by the supervising physician

Performs daily rounds on inpatients as necessary and instructed by physician

Demonstrates the spirit of Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s values and standards through: Actions and Speech

Offers choices to patients and caregivers and respects their decisions

Listens attentively and educates patients and caregivers to ensure their understanding

Finds ways to focus solely on the needs of our patients and their caregivers

Promotes teamwork, nurtures relationships with others and is viewed positively by co-workers.

Carries own share of responsibility and willingly offers assistance to others.

Supports the goals of the department and participates in department performance improvement.

Attends required staff meetings in addition to net learning requirements

Meets annual health screening requirements

Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety goals relevant to the work environment.

Demonstrates knowledge of hospital variance reporting system and appropriate management procedures for unexpected occurrences

Demonstrates appropriate response to organizational disaster codes

Completes annual department Hazardous Communications Training

Completes required Net Learning modules

Consistently follows organizational guidelines for effective hand hygiene

As indicated, follows guidelines for standard and transmission based precautions

Education/Experience Level

Current Georgia RN license and Georgia Advance Practice-NP licenses required.

Completed a program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education of the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education for the training of Physician Assistants; or Education programs on the Armed Forces of the United States, Public Health Service, or their successor agencies which meet the criteria specified by NCCPA. Successfully passing National Certification Examination

Maintains required number of CME hours as required by the professional organization

Current BLS/CPR and ACLS Certifications required.

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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