Advanced Practice Nurse – Radiation Oncology- South Suburbs

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 10-Feb-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: JR25247

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Gathers pertinent information systematically and skillfully from all sources:  history, diagnostic tests, comprehensive physical examination, and psycho-social assessments.

  • Differentiates normal and abnormal variations for all body systems.

  • Assesses patient and family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other intervention.

  • Accurately interprets diagnostic tests.

  • Analyzes multiple sources of data in making clinical judgments and in determining the effectiveness of a plan of care.

  • Develops problem lists with associated differential diagnosis.

  • Identifies educational needs of the patient and family and assists with teaching.

  • Incorporates assessment findings into a plan to direct patient care.

  • Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family, physician, nursing staff and other member of the health care team which incorporates health care maintenance, discharge, and follow-up care.

  • Appropriately prioritizes patient care.

  • Plans and implements appropriate pharmacological therapies.

  • Accurately and appropriately performs routine diagnostic and therapeutic techniques according to established protocols and standardized procedures for nurse practitioners.

  • Initiates referrals based on patient and family need.

  • Seeks appropriate consultation dependent upon patient health care needs.

  • Accurately presents and documents the database, impression, and plan of care.

  • Identifies and promotes cost effective, quality patient care.

  • Promotes, has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychosocial, and developmental needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Establishes and maintains a collaborative relationship with health care colleagues.

  • Demonstrates effective use of verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills using strategies that promote problem resolution.

  • Maintains formal and informal systems for information sharing, planning and problem solving with unit staff, other NPâ™s, medical staff and other nursing and hospital personnel.

  • Identifies mechanisms to determine the future direction of the nurse practitioner role.

  • Identifies and clarifies the nurse practitioner role to patients, family members, and other members of the health care team.

  • Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.

  • Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization.

  • Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patientâ™s plan of care.

  • Has a deep understanding and response to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults. Develops and coordinates APP training and professional development activities.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Graduate of a formal Nurse practitioner/physician assistant program.

Working Conditions

  • Clinical Environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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