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RN - NP or PA Hematology/Oncology Erlanger Cancer Institute (Acute Care Certified)

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

RN - NP or PA Hematology/Oncology Erlanger Cancer Institute (Acute Care Certified)

  • 2205705Job Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse PractitionerPrimary Location TN-Chattanooga-Erlanger East Infusion CenterOrganization Hematology/Oncology 104379Shift Variable
    NP or PA Hematology/Oncology - Erlanger Cancer Institute - Acute Care**Work Location is Chattanooga****ACNP or PA Required**The Division of Hematoloyg/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for a new position at Erlanger Oncology and Hematology in Chattanooga, TN.Works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. Provides healthcare in primary and acute care, critical care and long-term health care settings. Has didactic education, clinical competency and national certification in identified area of clinical practice. Demonstrates medical knowledge, clinical judgment, technical competence, professionalism, interpersonal communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation. Has an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and application. Has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and provides an environment of safe quality care. Manages the care for patients including general oncology, stem cell transplant, benign or malignant hematology and neuro-oncology. Will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary and physician team in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. May have some responsibility for the after hours clinic and infusion coverage.JOB DESCRIPTION:The Inpatient Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant serving at main campus Erlanger has responsibility for clinical management of benign and malignant hematology as well as oncology. The primary role of this nurse practitioner or physician assistant would function within our inpatient services but may be flexed to assist with outpatient duties depending upon inpatient volumes. Provide quality care to hematology and oncology patients in conjunction with the patient's physician and care team under the guidelines established per respective practice protocols, state regulations, institutional guidelines, and current best practice in medicine including:
    • Utilize evidence-based medicine practices to develop differential diagnoses and treatment plans
    • Communicate effectively with patients and their families regarding the patient's medical status and translate medical terminology to more basic terminology that patients/caregivers can understand
    • Counsel patients and their families regarding complex medical problems, ethical issues, survivorship and end-of-life care as necessary
    • Communicate effectively with supervising physicians, other PAs/NPs, referring providers, consultants and team regarding the clinical status patients
    • Remain familiar with the current medical literature hematology and oncology, including the current controversies and the public-health and economic ramifications of these diagnoses
    • Educate and mentor novice APPs interested in pursuing a career in general hematology/oncology
      • Serve as a resource to other health care professionals training and/or rotating through the clinic site.
      • Maintain privileges (per all regulations and guidelines) to write orders and administer chemotherapy, order diagnostic tests and bill for services renderedCommunication
        • Participate in an environment of trust, fairness, consistency and confidentiality with team members and other internal and external customers consistent with the VUMC Credo
        • Provide a consistent and efficient line of communication between the APP team, Medical Director(s), APP leadership, and nursing leadership.Orientation
          • Successfully complete onboarding as outlined by APP team leadership and orientation manual.
          • Assessment will be implemented at the mid-orientation and final orientation period and completed by peers as well as physician leaders.Team Schedule
            • Clinical hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm
            • Request provider time off (PTO) via email, minimum 6 weeks prior to leave for planned time away.
            • Communicate with the APP leadership and colleagues PTO dates to establish coverage.CLINICAL DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
              • Oversee all inpatient hematology/oncology patients currently cared for within the consult service as deemed appropriate for advanced practice.
              • Respond to messages within epic
              • Respond to pages
              • Facilitate discharge planning and ensure hematology/oncology follow up appointments are scheduled
              • Provide management of infusion reactions per VUMC and Erlanger health system policies and practice protocols
              • Assist with outpatient duties as the clinic services needDepartment Summary:
                The Division of Hematology and Oncology conducts research and treats all types of adult cancers including solid tumor cancers and hematological (blood) disorders, as well as coagulation disorders and non-cancerous blood diseases. With over 80 faculty members representing a broad range of professional training and expertise, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to cancer care.View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.VUMC Recent AccomplishmentsBecause we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:VUMC Recent AccomplishmentsBecause we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
                • US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
                  • Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
                    • Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
                      • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
                        • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
                          • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
                            • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
                              • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
                                Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) in Nursing, from an accredited institution, with education and clinical training specific to patient population and Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
                                • Registered Nurse Required
                                • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Within 3 monthsAdditional Qualification Information:
                                  • National Specialty Board Certification in Age-Specific, Specialty Patient Population; (Required within 3 months of hire) Eligible for NPI and DEA (which will be required within 3 months of hire)OR must meet the follow requirements of a Physician AssistantGraduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
                                    • Certified Physician Assistant RequiredAdditional Qualification Information:
                                      • Prefer National Specialty Board Certification, TN license through Board of Medical Examiners Committee on Physician Assistants, Eligible for DEAPhysical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
                                        • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.Movement
                                          • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
                                          • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
                                          • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
                                          • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
                                          • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
                                          • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
                                          • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
                                          • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
                                          • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
                                          • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
                                          • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
                                          • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
                                          • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
                                          • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
                                          • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
                                          • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.Sensory
                                            • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
                                            • Frequent: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
                                            • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
                                            • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
                                            • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.Environmental Conditions
                                              • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
                                              • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Keywords: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Chattanooga , RN - NP or PA Hematology/Oncology Erlanger Cancer Institute (Acute Care Certified), Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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