Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Medicine - Hematology
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-12
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The University of Miami/UHealth Department of Medicine-Hematology has an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (APRN). The APRN delivers medical care to a wide variety of patients. The APRN also examines and treats patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals. Ensures proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. May prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests. Advises patients about continuing care.
Performs and documents complete physical examinations and comprehensive health histories. Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for patients. Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability. Assists with the provision of care in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations. Monitors the effectiveness of interventions. Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals. Facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, Master’s Degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:
Valid Florida APRN License, BLS/ACLS
CITI certification or within three months of employment
Minimum 2 years in Hematology/Oncology experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
- Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
- Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
Department Specific Functions
A. Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies.
B. Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment. Works in collaboration with a physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems and follow-up.
C. Writes prescriptions for medication, blood products based upon laboratory results, routine diagnostic and follow-up studies, therapeutic measures, and post-discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols.
D. Requests written consultation from physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate and quality patient care.
E. Assess and follow consult patients when required and independently of physician when needed.
F. Interprets and evaluates findings of studies/tests and intervenes accordingly.
G. Advises collaborating physician of appropriate information regarding patient care and reports to the physician the actions provided to the patients.
H. Evaluates the quality of care provided and recommends changes for improvement.
I. Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the clients.
J. Answers patient-related inquiries via telephone, Uchart In-basket , etc.
K. Assists in the management of family dynamics and coping mechanisms during acute and chronic phases of patient care.
L. Conducts or participates in multidisciplinary rounds and ensures appropriate and quality care for patients.
M. Performs patient triage and determines the urgency of physician’s evaluation.
N. Provides symptom management for side effects related to hematologic treatments primarily in multiple myeloma.
O. Responds to medical and hematologic emergencies in CTU/clinics
Q. Assist with Peer to Peer authorizations and filling out medical forms for patients.
R. Ensure that office runs smoothly and efficiently and correspond with referring physicians and patients to provide good care for patients.
S. Perform bone marrow biopsies and other procedures as needed.
T. Rotates with colleagues taking weekend and holiday call from CTU and Sylvester patients.
U. Rotates with colleagues performing Hematology/Oncology consultations and inpatient care at UMH on a two week basis and as per divisional needs
V. Communicates daily with triage nurse regarding patients who need to be added to NP clinic for symptom management, evaluation, and treatment.
A. CITI certification within three months of employment
B. Facilitates clinical research protocols and coordinates patient care with research staff.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
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