Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Viragh Ambulatory Oncology Infusion Center
Requisition #: 184339
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201
Work Shift: Rotating Shift
Work Week: Part Time (30 - 39)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: March 30, 2019
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ACUTE CARE Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) / Physician’s Assistant (PA) – Viragh Ambulatory Oncology Infusion Center at the SKCCC
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ACUTE CARE Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) / Physician’s Assistant (PA) – Viragh Ambulatory Oncology Infusion Center at the SKCCC – Rapid Response and Urgent Care Position (9-7-19)
- Part Time – 24-36 hours per week
- Rapid Response Hours - 7am-7:30pm, Monday-Friday, Viragh Building
- Urgent Care Hours – 8am-6:30pm, Monday- Saturday, Weinberg Building
- Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing or PA school.
- Completion of accredited NP/PA program. For NP’s, an acute care nurse practitioner degree is required.
- Advanced clinical skills in specialty area or equivalent.
- Advanced research knowledge, including interpretation, utilization, and conduct.
- General computer knowledge and capability to use computer.
- The Nurse Practitioner/ Physician’s Assistant works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age appropriate care to both well and/or ill patients in a disease group.
- Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members.
- Analytical ability necessary to diagnose patients and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health.
- Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem-solving.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel.
The Oncology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)/ Physician’s Assistant (PA) is responsible for the general and urgent care needs of all the infusion and non-infusion patients in the Viragh Infusion Center. There are two components to the standard work associated with this position. As the lead Rapid Response Provider, this ACNP/PA is responsible for providing support to stable and deteriorating patients, working with longitudinal providers to meet patients’ immediate care needs and transfers patients to the appropriate level of care, as needed. This ACNP/PA will also provide interval coverage to the Urgent Care Clinic and will, by appointment, assess, diagnose and in conjunction with the patient’s longitudinal doctor, treat stable and deteriorating patients with the goal to discharge home. When indicated, the Urgent Care provider, working with longitudinal provider, will transfer patients to the appropriate level of care including the emergency department, the Oncology or other specialty ICU (ie. Cardiac, Neuro) or to an Oncology inpatient bed.
Lead Rapid Response Provider for the Solid Tumor Patients in the Viragh building, including the Infusion Clinic -
- Facilitating the rapid diagnosis and treatment of emergency medical conditions through an active and immediate process, preventing further deterioration of a patient’s condition (graduatenursingedu.org)
- Assisting in the recognition and rapid diagnosis of oncologic emergencies associated with complications of treatment and disease progression.
- Managing brief, but severe, episodes of illness such as hypersensitivity reactions, sepsis or respiratory distress
- Initiating therapeutic and pharmaco-therapeutic interventions, in collaboration with specialist, to treat acute and chronic conditions (graduatenursingedu.org)
- Managing safe and appropriate transitions in care (graduatenursingedu.org)
- Assisting longitudinal providers with inputting orders, obtaining consents, and prescription renewals
- Assisting research RNs with the immediate needs of stable and deteriorating research patients, working with the research staff to distinguish research drug toxicities from other clinical events.
Urgent Care Provider for all oncology patients, including radiation oncology, solid tumor and hematologic malignancy patients.
- Provides comprehensive, age appropriate, urgent care to adult oncology patients. This care is by appointment and in collaboration with the patient’s longitudinal physician.
- In collaboration with the longitudinal physician, assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, diagnosing and treating patients and, if needed, transfers them to the appropriate level of care including the emergency department, the Oncology or other specialty ICU (ie. Cardiac, Neuro) or to an Oncology inpatient bed.
- Acts as an educational and clinical resource to patients and families.
- Provides patient centered evidence based care that supports the goals of the patient and their family.
- Ensures “closing of the loop”, with the patient’s longitudinal physician, by creating written and, as needed, verbal handoff to the physician.
- Provides comprehensive real time documentation in the patients EHR that supports appropriate billing practices commensurate with the care the patient received.
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