Critical Care: Advanced Practice Provider
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.
The Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a licensed physician assistant (PA) or certified acute care advanced practice nurse (ACNP) who works under the direct supervision of an Intensivist and is responsible for providing clinical care for oncology patients and coordination of services provided by APPs in his/her section of their department. The individual who holds this position will exemplify the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s mission, vision and values and act in accordance with the policies, procedures, guidelines.
In this role, assessment, communication skills, and problems solving techniques are used to deliver quality care and to facilitate physician productivity. Overall responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provides appropriate patient care for patients with hematologic and oncologic malignancies in the ICU or step-down unit to include recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation.
- Educates patients in areas of procedures, pharmacology, self-management of side effects and available community resources.
- Provides symptom management for treatment related toxicities.
- Facilitates communication regarding goals of care including end of life decision making.
- Collaborates and effectively communicates with referring physicians/clinicians and stakeholders.
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the position will perform tasks as directed by the supervising physician and the clinic supervisor or manager. In addition, the position performs only those clinical tasks he/she is capable of and within the scope of the supervising physician. The APP comply with all hospital by-laws, rules, and regulations; has all entries in the medical record co-signed by the attending physician; prescribes Category III and above drugs as indicated by state/federal licensing, provides orders under supervision of physician during assigned "on call" duty; performs rounds in Infusion Center or Inpatient Unit and writes progress notes as appropriate or instructed by MD and manager.
The APP also orders medication and develops treatment and evaluations with supervising physician, as well as acts as liaison between patient, RNs and physicians
Demonstrates professional commitment through mandatory attendance at continuing education programs, independent reading, and other professional activities. Assists in development and participating in departmental and interdisciplinary quality. improvement programs. Assist with training and orienting staff as needed. Attends team meetings, staff meetings, team huddles, and other meetings as requested; participate in meeting and team roles as requested. Assists with special projects as directed
Demonstrates the spirit of Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s values and standards through: Actions and Speech
Offers choices to patients and caregivers and respects their decisions
Listens attentively and educates patients and caregivers to ensure their understanding
Finds ways to focus solely on the needs of our patients and their caregivers
Promotes teamwork, nurtures relationships with others and is viewed positively by co-workers.
Carries own share of responsibility and willingly offers assistance to others.
Supports the goals of the department and participates in department performance improvement.
Attends required staff meetings in addition to net learning requirements
Meets annual health screening requirements
Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety goals relevant to the work environment.
Demonstrates knowledge of hospital variance reporting system and appropriate management procedures for unexpected occurrences
Demonstrates appropriate response to organizational disaster codes
Completes annual department Hazardous Communications Training
Completes required Net Learning modules
Consistently follows organizational guidelines for effective hand hygiene
As indicated, follows guidelines for standard and transmission-based precautions
Current Georgia RN license and Georgia Advance Practice-NP licenses required.
Completed a program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education of the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education for the training of Physician Assistants; or Education programs on the Armed Forces of the United States, Public Health Service, or their successor agencies which meet the criteria specified by NCCPA. Successfully passing National Certification Examination
Maintains required number of CME hours as required by the professional organization
Current BLS/CPR and ACLS Certifications required.
Pay Range$47.20 - $77.70
Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility. These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.
Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. Visit: Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.
We win together
Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us.
Visit: Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.