Advanced Practitioner Fox Valley (Full-time)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate and hold self and others accountable to the GBO values of:
    • Pursue Empathetic, Caring Relationships: We will care about our patients and about each other
    • Embrace the Difficult: We courageously seek challenges and change
    • Take Responsibility: We take ownership for our actions, provide solutions to problems and demand the same for each other
    • Be Better: We constantly seek opportunities to learn and improve who we are and what we do
  • Performs a complete physical exam, obtains complete medical history and records findings.
  • Writes orders related to prescriptions, chemotherapy, fluids or supplemental medication, transfusions, and hospital admission.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Ensures test results are obtained and physician is aware of results.
  • Recommends therapeutic plan specific to diagnosis, primary chemotherapy and management of acute symptoms related to disease or treatment.
  • Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
  • Pursuant to physician’s evaluation, provides patient education regarding side effects, treatment plans, disease progression, prognosis and treatment options.
  • Responds to questions regarding oncology services provided and refers to physician when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
  • Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Communicates with and refers patients to social and nutritional services, research staff and outside providers, including home care agencies.
  • Provides complete documentation according to practice and coding guidelines.
  • Manages medical emergencies.
  • Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
  • Perform hospital rounds as directed by physician.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations to give and evaluate patient care
  • Knowledge of how to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
  • Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Current Certification or Licensure as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
  • Minimum of two years mid-level provider experience.
  • Experience in an Oncology setting preferred.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Occasionally lift up 10 lbs.
  • Frequently stand; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms
  • Requires close visual acuity, and ability to speak and hear are required.
  • Occasionally sit, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Work is generally performed in an exam room setting and office
  • Evening and/or weekend work; extended hours and irregular shifts may be required
  • Occasionally works under stress in emergency situation.

 

 

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