NURSE PRACTITIONER - RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

NURSE PRACTITIONER - RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Radiation Oncology-General

Duke University Hospital is a tertiary care teaching hospital offering a broad array of inpatient and ambulatory care services. We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner with oncology experience, excellent communication and clinical skills who can work as an integral member of the Duke Cancer Center Clinic.

Occupational Summary
Augment a physician's ability to provide patient care services in Radiation Oncology division by interdependently and interdependently scheduling, supervising and conducting diagnostic and therapeutic services and independently participating in the delivery of direct patient care within the scope of individual authority as a Nurse Practitioner granted by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Work Performed
In collaboration with designated physicians, evaluate and diagnose oncologic and medical problems, and prescribe necessary treatment and services for both new and established radiation oncology patients. Coordinate activities for Radiation Oncology team to ensure optimal quality patient care.
Perform complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems. (see clinical competencies below)Prescribe necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal findings and tentative conclusions.
Facilitate coordination and scheduling of laboratory studies, diagnostic or therapeutic procedure sand consultations within Radiation Oncology. Explain the necessity, preparation nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to patients. Follow up on study results, communicate results as indicated. Refer patients when appropriate to other healthcare providers and /or community agencies to ensure coordination of patient care.
Deliver patient care services under the Supervising Physician and other physicians in the Radiation Oncology Department. This includes: taking patient histories ,conducting physical examinations, and recording the data in the patient's record; writing progress notes; preparing patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtaining psychosocial, medical, surgical and oncologic history relevant to patient care, and developing therapeutic relationships with patients. Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Consult with supervising/back up physicians as needed or when a patients progress fails to meet anticipated or pre-determined outcome.

Clinic Schedule
This Clinic is located at Duke South and will cover Monday-Friday, dayshift. There will be 8 clinic sessions per week (4 hours each).

Clinical Competencies: Nurse Practitioners may perform medical acts that have been agree upon by the nurse practitioner and supervising physician. Competency in medical acts will be validated by the supervising or back up supervising physician. Listed procedures which the nurse practitioner has been validated in and is competent to perform: skin punch biopsy, abdominal paracentesis. Indications, contraindications, procedure and management of complications are outlineinhttps://www. Mclibarby.duke.edu/databases/medline.

Develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with Radiation Oncology patients and family members. Provide patient and family education regarding the diagnosis, treatment plan and the risks, benefits, side effects and logistics of treatment. Maintain therapeutic procedures such as suture removal and dressing changes; monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress.

Participate in basic science and clinical research projects within Radiation Oncology including but not limited to direct patient care of patients enrolled in clinical trials, accrual, monitoring and follow up of such patients, participation in quality assurance and improvement activities. Assist in teaching students including nurse practitioner graduate students and residents in techniques and in the care of patients, which are unique to the Radiation Oncology clinical setting.

Prepare quality assurance reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Perform other professional duties related to the identified scope of practice.

Perform continual self-evaluation of professional development and maintain professional education and nurse practitioner continuing education credits per requirements of the Nurse Practitioner Board of Nursing.


Requisition Number
401238557

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1129 NURSE PRACTITIONER

Job Family Level
78

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner program.State of North Carolina licensure is also required.

Experience

Work requires no previous experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

87837BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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