Nurse Practitioner

US Oncology, Inc. Austin, TX
Position SummarySCOPE:

Provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to oncology patients. Scope of responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant, nurse researcher, and nurse leader. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.

* Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.

* Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.

* Assesses patient/family needs and provides education.

* Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.

* Promotes/provides staff education.

* Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.

* Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.

* Completes patient charge tickets.

* Provides case management for oncology clients and their families.

* Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials.

* May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff.

* May mentor new mid-level providers

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program. Minimum of three years post MSN experience in oncology nursing. Experience and knowledge in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. Current state certification of Nurse Practitioner. Current CPR certification required. AOCN certification preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.