The role of the Surgical Oncology NP II within the Department of surgery is to provide independent advanced level nurse practitioner clinical care expertise and management to surgical oncology patients and their families on an on-going basis. This will include both inpatient and outpatient sites of care, with the goal of facilitating multidisciplinary care through interaction with Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology. Outpatient care provided includes but not limited to, initiating appropriate consultations and referrals, postoperative patient wound evaluation, wound evaluation and care, seroma evacuation, follow-up evaluations; and patient care planning, care education, and coordination of care. Inpatient care provided includes rounding with physicians, facilitating discharge and post discharge needs including appointments, drain and wound care instructions, and coordination of healthcare resources at home.
Patient management decisions will be independent where appropriate after assessment of the patient and interdependent with consultation with an attending or other member of the team. NP’s are expected to act as an expert resource person for health care providers including nurses, residents, and other ancillary staff. This position will be required to interface with the community via social media, educational classes, and on-line work.
Provides direct patient care to a diversified patient population. Applies knowledge, experience and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates leadership skills. Demonstrates accountability for own practices as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.
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Job ID #12106
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