Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Jan 05, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
SCOPE:

Under supervision of the physician, provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to patients and/or family members in the hospital setting on a regular basis, and within the practice setting as requested by physicians. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for oncology patients. Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.

-Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.

-Assesses patient/family needs and provides education.

-Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs. Promotes/provides staff education.

-Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.

-Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.

-Completes patient charge tickets.

-May mentor new mid-level providers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program. Minimum of 3 years oncology experience. Current state license as a PA/NP in practicing state. BCLS.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires the ability to bend, stoop, twist; assist patients in moving; assist patients in arising from exam table or bed; push wheelchair patients; assist patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Category: Advanced Practice Providers

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