Posting Note: This APP position will primarily have responsibility for the Inpatient Oncology and Hematology patient population. The provider will have alternating responsibility for patient care on inpatient services (Leukemia, Solid Tumor, Hematology). Additional opportunities for rotating between inpatient and outpatient Hematology or Oncology patient care may be available for individuals with Primary Care PNP/FNP or PA-C certification. Each inpatient oncology service cares for newly diagnosed patients as well as patients requiring readmission for scheduled chemotherapy, immunotherapy or to treat intercurrent treatment complications. Patients on the hematology service will be patients with hemoglobinopathies, bleeding disorders and other hematological diseases who require inpatient care. Inpatient duties include, but are not limited to: - obtaining health history and performing physical examination - rounding with the inpatient team, consisting of attending, residents, fellows, nurses and other healthcare personnel - documentation in the Electronic Medical Record System (EMR) - ordering and managing chemotherapy and medications - ordering and managing schedule (II-IV) medications - assisting with admission, chemotherapy and protocol orders - ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and therapeutic modalities - performing procedures, such as bone marrow aspiration and biopsies, lumbar puncture (diagnostic or with chemotherapy instillation) - supporting fertility preservation - supporting research protocols - supporting and coordinating care with a multi-disciplinary team, e.g., nursing, residents, fellows, attendings, pharmacy, social work, specialty consultants - providing patient and family education - participating in nursing education - coordination of patient discharges, including home care orders - dictations as required The position will include rotating weekend and holiday coverage. Participation in focused quality or research projects, is expected. Prior Hematology or Oncology experience is desirable, although not required.
This position works in collaboration with the attending physicians and works within their scope of practice to provide excellent clinical care for patients. Plays a critical role in the patient family medical team. Professional who may practice in hospital’s inpatient and/or outpatient setting.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
- Conducts comprehensive health history, physical assessments and plans for infants, children and young adults with acute and chronic health conditions. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.
- Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
- Formulates family centered plan of care. Performs daily documents as necessary. Collaborated and coordinated care with other team members.
- Collects data and analyzes when necessary.
- Performs any needed advanced procedures that are associated with their credentialing process DOP.
- Utilizes the most up to date and evidence based practice for plan of care and able to alter the plan according to family needs and effectiveness or plan.
- Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.
- Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competences, certifying body renewals, seeking educational offerings when available, and participates in the professional development of others which may include Advanced Practice Provider students, Residents and Medical Students. Acts as a preceptor/mentor for those new in department.
- Demonstrates commitment to patient safety by bring up concerns in appropriate manner, reporting through appropriate channels, and ensuring change of practice when necessary. Demonstrates shared accountability of safe practice.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.