Advanced Practitioner (NP/PA) - Hematology and Oncology

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 157209-1A
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2019
Category: Non Physician Provider

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Job Description

Welcome To

Winchester Hospital is a leading community hospital north of Boston. The hospital offers a full range of medical services including maternity care and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.  Since 1912, Winchester Hospital has been a trusted pillar of the community and is recognized for outstanding quality and high satisfaction scores. In 2003, we became the first community hospital in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status -  the industry’s gold standard for nursing excellence.  We were re-accredited for the 4th time in 2018. Our mission To Care. To Heal. To Excel. In Service to Our Community is achieved through streamlined, coordinated and comprehensive high-quality, compassionate care close to home.

 

About the Job

The Hematology and Oncology Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an exciting opportunity to provide direct care and patient education as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Under the supervision of the attending physician and within the established practice guidelines, the NP will perform a variety of duties in the evaluation, treatment plan and care, diagnosis and follow-up of assigned patients on the Hematology and Oncology service.  The NP in conjunction with the supervising physician is responsible for admissions, coordination and symptom management of chemotherapy or biotherapy patients, history and physicals, obtaining patient consents, providing daily care including ordering chemotherapy, referring to other specialties, discharging, transferring and responding to patients and families.  The NP is expected to develop knowledge of the solid tumor malignancies, of the disease processes, and of the treatment and management modalities across the cancer-care continuum.  As an intricate member of the team, the NP must be able to successfully collaborate with other disciplines including but not limited to other internal or external medical or surgical specialties, social work, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, pharmacy, research and nutrition.  The NP will also become familiar with common complications experienced by oncology patients and gain expertise regarding appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.  

Qualifications:

Required:  

Current Massachusetts Licensure

Master’s degree in Nursing

Certification from a nationally recognized accrediting body approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners

Oncology Nurse Practitioner experience preferred; will consider a new NP with prior experience in oncology nursing

Other Skills/Knowledge

Required: Good communication skills.   Must have ability to interact effectively with medical staff, nursing staff, and other clinical and administrative colleagues as well as with patients and their families.  Must have knowledge of clinical procedures and protocols.  Ability to maintain confidentiality and ability to provide appropriate emotional support. Must have desire to obtain   proficiency if not already proficient in writing chemotherapy orders, in managing symptoms, and in understanding clinical research protocols. For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.