Nurse Practitioner Per Diem - Tower Hematology Oncology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA

Requisition # HRC0595328A

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, research involvement, consultative services, inter- and intra-departmental liaison, education, leadership, and patient care management for THOMG patients.  A Nurse Practitioner’s practice incorporates both independent decision making abilities and collaboration with the board certified/eligible physician to provide expert care to the patients.  The Nurse Practitioner is responsible to the physician partners and/or supervising physician and the Director of Clinical Operations/designee and functions as an integral part of the medical team. 

Summary of Duties:

  • Fosters the values and supports the mission of Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group.
  • Uses expert hematologic and oncologic knowledge, clinical skills and critical thinking in managing daily delivery of patient care services assuring implementation of the appropriate clinical processes and coordinating/promoting an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care.
  • Schedules patient care staff and delegates patient care responsibilities within the scope of practice to licensed and unlicensed health care providers and other THOMG staff as indicated, assuring optimal levels of clinical effectiveness and services for all customers.
  • Performs a thorough age specific history and physical along with appropriate follow up and documentation of the results.
  • Performs appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for identification and management of patient diagnosis following established standardized protocols.  Appropriately documents procedures and follow-up as necessary.
  • Assesses, facilitates, and role models appropriate resolution of patient/client/family psychosocial problems and/or support needs.
  • Assesses quality of patient care delivery and identifies opportunities for changes in practice, rooted in evidence-based standards of care/protocols, which promote positive patient outcomes.
  • Acts as a liaison/consultant promoting inter-intradepartmental communication and collaboration.
  • Role models patient advocacy behaviors.
  • Analyzes new skills, technology and equipment for safety and clinical/fiscal efficacy.
  • Evaluates and assesses patient/family readiness to learn; individualized learning ability; provides age specific education; initiates and reinforces as needed.
  • Directs, educates and mentors staff in the development of sound clinical judgment (synthesis of clinical data and determination of subsequent plan) to promote positive patient outcomes.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Clinical Services, develops service goals and operations/business plans for clinical services specifically, and as a component of the continuum of care within THOMG.
  • Establishes and maintains patient care standards and assures that patient care functions, such as assessment, treatment, documentation and billing processes, are completed safely and effectively.
  • Actively participates in the orientation and appraisal processes for the clinical and support staff and trainees at THOMG as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the formal and informal evaluations of staff competency, determining staff educational needs, and providing structured assistance in areas needing improvement.  Provides staff training, as needed, both informally and in formal in-service presentations.
  • Assists the Director of Clinical Services and the Executive Director in developing and managing the budget for responsible services.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient care and business matters. 
  • Able to work effectively with a variety of individuals and to supervise through influence and delegation.
  • Capable of organizing and assigning work, allocating resources, and delegating to appropriate staff to provide safe and effective care.
  • Demonstrates skills including the ability to select, motivate, develop, evaluate performance, coach and promote collaborative team efforts.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of therapeutic interventions appropriate to the THOMG patient population.
  • Able to develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships others within and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrates respect and positive interpersonal skills with patients, clients, the public, supervisors, and coworkers, and is a team player.  Promotes a collaborative, diverse workforce and work environment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of trends and forces shaping the health care delivery system, the provision of care and other emerging issues in health care management including Clinical Guidelines.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program required

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current, unrestricted California RN license required
  • Current, unrestricted California Nurse Practitioner license required
  • National certification as a Nurse Practitioner required
  • ONS Chemo and Bio Certification required
  • BLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
  • Oncology Nursing Society OCN or Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation AOCN certification required (or willing to obtain within one year from start date)
  • NP Furnishing and DEA license required or eligible to obtain.  

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of oncology nursing experience
  • Nurse Practitioner experience in an inpatient or outpatient Infusion setting strongly preferred
  • Research experience preferred

  • Working Title: Nurse Practitioner Per Diem - Tower Hematology Oncology
  • Department: THO Administration
  • Business Entity: Medical Network Foundation
  • City: Beverly Hills
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (RN)
  • Position Type: Per Diem
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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