Inpatient Oncology Consult Advanced Practice Provider- NWH
MGH Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital is looking for an Advanced Practice Clinician to join the Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Hospitalist physicians at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
The team is responsible for caring for the inpatient hematology/oncology patients in a consultant role. The NP/PA will be a collaborative team member and will help to assist in providing continuity of patient care and optimal communication between the inpatient and outpatient settings. The focus of the position will be the clinical care of solid tumor patients at Newton Wesley Hospital, although coverage of some hematology will be required. Emphasis is placed on building clinical relationships with other caregivers at NWH, MGH, and in the community. Full Time, Monday through Friday.
Provides consultative care to the Heme-Onc inpatients in collaboration with physician(s) and nursing staff.
Performs and records the patient history and physical exam.
Documents daily observations and interventions according to established standards and round daily to provide guidance and facilitate care plans.
Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory, radiological and other diagnostic studies, CT scans, MRIs and any invasive diagnostic testing deemed appropriate in consultation with supervising and/or attending physician.
Facilitates referrals from and to other specialists/therapists, as indicated. Identifies, prevents or solves complex and /or recurring patient care problems.
Follows and manages patients while inpatient to enhance continuity of care and assist with admissions and discharges.
Performs (oversees/assures completion of) specialized procedures particular to the select population mutually agreed upon with collaborating and/or attending physician(s).
Writes admitting/discharge orders and completes discharge summaries ensuring appropriate communication of discharge plans to responsible clinicians and home service agencies.
Performs medically delegated aspects of patient care as agreed upon by medical administrators according to practice guidelines.
Writes orders which are in accord with current guidelines and maintains prescriptive-writing authority.
Obtains consents for procedures, chemotherapy and blood transfusions as well as other disease specific procedures.
Provides consultation to both nurses and physicians as well as provide guidance and educational programming for inpatient nursing staff.
Participates and attends intradepartmental meetings, Team Conferences Identifies system-wide factors contributing to undesirable outcomes, such as complications, increased length of stay and over-utilization of services.
Facilitates patient movement through the system and course of treatment.
Provides efficient use of resources through interdepartmental collaboration.
Responsible for own professional growth and maintenance of required credentials.
Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current oncology practice/research.
Oncology specific experience preferred.
Demonstrated competence in specialized area.
Ability to effectively communicate clinical information, care plans, etc. to medical and lay audiences; able to educate patients and their families regarding routine and complex medical information.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team; can effectively influence and lead as necessary.
Effectively uses analytical skills and problem-solving techniques in both clinical and operational matters.
Current licensure in the commonwealth of Massachusetts as a registered NP or PA
Master's Degree in Nursing or completion of NCCPA program
Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant in appropriate specialty to care for adult patients.
2 Years Advanced Practice experience preferred, Acute Care Experience preferred.
Wise use of hospital resources.
Massachusetts General Hospital