Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Location
Reno, NV
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 15, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Coordinates medical oncology and multidisciplinary staff in the delivery of complex outpatient and inpatient care including patient evaluation, performing or arranging for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, triage to appropriate care settings, scheduling patients for admissions, chemotherapy treatment, and gathering baseline and follow up data. Provides teaching to patients and family as needed.

Serves as consultant to multidisciplinary staff in initiating and implementing problem solving strategies for patients with complex care plans. Develops and utilizes practice guidelines or clinical pathways as necessary to streamline multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment for cancer patients. Serves as the bridge between specialty services acting as a Nurse Navigator between treatment phases. Functions as a stable point of contact for the cancer patient at any stage in the cancer process.

Provides direct patient care in the outpatient oncology clinics, performing history and physical exams under the supervision of an attending physician and assisting in developing and implementing treatment plans.

Makes appropriate assessments and referrals as needed to meet the unique needs of this specialized patient population. Facilitates consultations, and participates in the care of patients seen in oncology clinics and provides follow up care. Participates in the Cancer Care Committee, Tumor Boards, and has a major role in the multidisciplinary patient conferences.

Collaborates with defined, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, dieticians, chaplains, and cancer program staff to ensure that the multidisciplinary needs of the cancer patient are met.

Facilitates patient's participation in ongoing clinical research through collaboration with study coordinators and research nurses. Participate in quality improvement activities, including the monitoring of treatment guidelines.

Work Schedule: Full time - Monday through Friday - 7:30am to 4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
This is a bargaining unit position

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Nurse Practitioner requirements:
  • Education: A nurse practitioner must possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE,
  • Certification: Must maintain full and current certification as an AOCNP - Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Association or another nationally recognized certifying body.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical lifts may be provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures, or home settings. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume

VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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