Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Gynecologic Oncology, Full-time, Days
July 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for either a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner to work in our outpatient Gynecologic Oncology department. The Northwestern Medicine Division of Gynecologic Oncology is devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of all gynecologic cancers. Our highly specialized team of experts physicians and advance practice providers seek to tailor each patient’s treatment based on her unique needs to provide personalized care. The gynecologic oncologists at Northwestern are trained in the full spectrum of care –surgery (including minimally invasive approaches such as the DaVinci robot) and chemotherapy - which allows for continuity of care from diagnosis through survivorship. Our team also includes a medical oncologist who specializes in gynecologic cancer therapies and works to translate basic science research into the latest treatment options. http://gynonc.nm.org/. No new grads. Minimum of 1 year of experience as an APP with oncology experience and chemotherapy certified. Shift: M-F, days, either four 10-hours or five 8-hours; no nights/weekends/holidays. No call.
Advance certification in Oncology (either AOCNS, AOCN or AOCNP), OR Completion of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) University 2013 General Curriculum for Advanced Practice Providers (ACAPP) Module Chemotherapy Administration Pharmacology and Module Chemotherapy Safety Standards.
Completion of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) University 2013 General Curriculum for Advanced Practice Providers (ACAPP) ) Module Chemotherapy Administration Pharmacology and Module Chemotherapy Safety Standards
Demonstrates clinical expertise and expanded knowledge through patient care activities which may include diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems. Responsible for health outcome of an assigned patient population. Confers with collaborating physician in area of clinical expertise. Consults with other professionals in areas of clinical expertise. Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise. Mentors staff/students in aspects of advanced nursing practice and patient care. Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise. Specific Performance Standards: Responsibilities. Clinical, Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in specialty area. Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems. Provides specialty care to assigned patients that may include both stable and unstable chronic health problems. Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions. Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aids or medication according to clinical privileges. Temporary practice (license pending) does not include prescriptive authority. Orders and follows-up appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG's and diagnostic procedures specified in clinical privileges. Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care. Teaches and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed for which the Licensed Advanced Practice Provider is responsible. Refers to other disciplines as appropriate. Directs and operates nurse-administered clinics designed to serve stable patients. Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise. Professional, Demonstrates the following professional attributes: Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation. Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, the community and nursing profession. Maintains advanced certification and continuing education as required by the Illinois Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice Act. Assumes a leadership role in professional activities and organizations. Advances the profession through presentations and publications. Leadership/Organization, Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First". Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices. Assists with policy development and review in area of expertise. Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces. Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues. Education, Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Serves as a role model and preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty. Provides formal orientation and education of nursing staff and graduate students pertinent to area of specialty. Research, actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise.
AA/EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Master’s degree from an accredited school/college of nursing OR master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program;
Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois/Current license as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois. Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APN Board/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number OR Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program/Current license as a Physician's Assistant in the State of Illinois/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number;
Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office (MSO);
Minimum of 1 year of APP experience with oncology experience and chemotherapy certified.
Internal Number: 0039110
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