Job Description

Employment Status:
Full time
Job Function:
Clinical Professional
Department:
127002 Physician Assistants-Tech
Shift Hours / Days:
Monday- Friday, Days
Hours / Pay Period:
80

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

Job Summary/Purpose:

Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) are registered nurses who have acquired the formal education, extended knowledge base and clinical skills to practice in an advanced role as a credentialed member of the medical staff and direct health care provider.  Nurse Practitioners are authorized to practice by the State Board of Nursing in the state of practice via their advanced practice education, licensure, board certification in a specialty area and other additional skills for which they have been prepared through post-graduate education and training.  The APN serves as a leader and role model for professional development of peers and others. The APN will work collaboratively with other health care professionals.  

  • Utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessment, differential medical diagnosis including ordering, conducting, interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, and the prescribing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease.
    • Conducts comprehensive physical examination.
    • Initiates and interprets diagnostic tests and procedures relevant to the patient’s current status.
    • Critically analyzes the assessment data in determining the diagnoses.
    • Prioritizes diagnoses using appropriate complex clinical reasoning.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care that includes interventions and treatments to attain expected outcomes.
    • Addresses strategies for improving health status that reflect current health care, knowledge, research and practice.
    • Involves patient, family, and other members of the health care team, including use of community resources in the plan of treatment.
    • Makes independent decisions in solving complex patient care problems.
    • Collaborates with the health team members to establish priorities, manage care and coordinate efforts to achieve desired outcomes in providing planned treatment and services to the client.
  • Utilizes appropriate or specialized knowledge and skills in the provision of direct patient care.
    • Prescribes, orders, or implements interventions and treatments for the treatment/care plan.
    • Prescribes or dispenses drugs and devices based on a knowledge of pharmacological and physiological principles in accordance with state and federal laws and regulation, and as authorized under the appropriate Board of Nursing.
    • Utilizes an extensive awareness of community assets and available resources when assisting with making appropriate referrals and outreach.
  • Documents services provided to the patient in the electronic medical record.
    • Follows CTCA HIPAA guidelines and other state medical information requirements.
    • Documents revisions in diagnoses, outcomes and treatment plans.
    • Refers a patient to a physician or another health care provider if a situation or condition occurs in a patient as appropriate and needed.
  • In addition to practicing at Western Regional Medical Center, will also obtain privileges at applicable Outpatient Care Centers.

Responsibilities:

  • Obtains and documents a comprehensive health history for patients with a past or current diagnosis of cancer.
  • Uses evidence-based practice guidelines and assessment tools for evaluating patients with a past or current diagnosis of cancer.
  • Performs a physical assessment of patients with cancer that includes a comprehensive review of systems and evaluation of manifestations and toxicities related to cancer and its treatment.
  • Assesses actual or potential late effects of cancer and its treatment (e.g., second malignant neoplasms, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary dysfunction) in cancer survivors and the impact of physical comorbidities on cancer symptoms and response to treatment.
  • Assesses symptoms commonly seen in patients with cancer, for common signs and symptoms related to disease progression or recurrence and for patients who are at high risk for signs and symptoms of oncologic emergencies.
  • Conducts a pharmacologic assessment, including over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, and other complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies, to identify and correct any potential interactions with cancer therapeutics.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team, patient, family, and caregivers to formulate a comprehensive plan of care for patients with cancer, including appropriate health education, health promotion and health maintenance, rehabilitation, and palliative care.
  • Demonstrates awareness of appropriate clinical trials and research studies for which patients may be eligible and assists in recruiting patients as appropriate.
  • Educates patients and families about expected and potential adverse effects and costs (as appropriate) of prescribed pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments and interventions as well as cancer survivors regarding their risk for long-term effects of cancer and its treatment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Practitioner (NP) is required
  • Minimum of two (2) years as ANP or commensurate training/experience is required, three (3) years’ experience or Oncology experience is preferred
  • Arizona Advanced Nurse Practitioner (NP) licensure is required
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) is required
  • Proficient computer skills

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK.  Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers  to begin your journey.