Advanced Practice Nurse

Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Unit Job Summary: Advanced Practice Nurse: Provide comprehensive care to patients for the Hematology/Oncology. Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients. Assess, diagnose, initiate delegated medical treatments, perform independent nursing interventions and evaluate care. Povide a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients. Essential Functions: 75% Clinical Duties: Staff half-day or full-day clinics as assigned; attend multidisciplinary conferences of assigned disease area. Independently manage the care of patients, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment for assigned patients. Document history and physical examination and changes in management according to government guidelines in the outpatient clinic at University of Chicago. Help arrange diagnostic tests, follow-up on tests, and other patient care issues. 20% As part of duties, perform reporting for government agencies, chart review, refill prescriptions, and answer phone calls for patients for whom the APN is involved with longitudinal care. 5% Attend weekly conferences and yearly continuing education courses to keep abreast of hematology/oncology patient management.

Unit Education: Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing required. Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice nurse (APN) license by start date required. Current license as a Registered Nurse required. Must be eligible for DEA registration.

Unit Experience: Two years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred. Critical care experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills required. Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required. Ability to interview and obtain medical information required. Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire required. Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number required. Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCMC Medical Staff Office prior to start date required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently required. Strong organizational skills required. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill required. Proficiency in the use of computers preferred.

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