We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner Manager who will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age-appropriate care to oncology patients. Educates patients and families and intervenes in acute or chronic illness. Practices within the guidelines of the department and institution and in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner licensure as approved by the State of Maryland and the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Maryland. Is granted privileges by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. These privileges are reviewed annually by the University and the Hospital.
In addition to the duties of a Nurse Practitioner, the manager will provide operational leadership/ management to APPs across the radiation oncology sites. The manager in collaboration with the Director of Nursing and Leadership in Oncology Groups will be responsible for licensing, credentialing, competencies, education, developing policies and procedures, recruitment, hire/fire/disciplinary authority. This role would provide work Monday thru Friday, 25% administrative time in addition to clinical efforts.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Supervise, delegate and direct the activities of employees.
Develops, maintains, and monitors daily operations that includes staffing, scheduling, training, purchasing and budget/payroll.
Develop and implement standardized policies and procedures to accomplish goals and objectives (including template management, standardized workflow and schedules).
Develop procedures that ensure the APP's are working to the full scope of their license.
Represent Radiation Oncology APP's at the APP Counsel.
Involved in scientific discussions with collaborators, PI's and/or funding organizations.
Provides comprehensive, age appropriate, and episodic care to patients as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
Maintain an independent outpatient clinic, and assists with patient management.
Follows progress of patients, including history and physical exam, ordering, performing, and interpreting laboratory and radiological data and establishing and implementing a plan of care based on those interpretations and observations. Makes referrals to appropriate specialties.
Develops care/treatment plan.
Provides information to staff regarding patient's care plan and condition.
Consistently develops effective care/treatment plan for assigned patients according to established protocols and procedures.
Regularly confers and consults with appropriate supervisory physician and/or other pertinent professionals before implementing plan of care.
Consistently structures all patient care plans to meet educational, physical and social needs appropriate to the patient's age.
Consistently provides relevant patient care information to the appropriate staff member according to department guidelines.
Observes for evidence of long term effects of treatment including infection and toxicity.
Provides education to patient and family members regarding diagnosis, complications, treatment and medications in order to provide them with continuous information.
Provides Emergency Care.
Maintains CPR certification.
Maintains airway, breathing, circulation.
Starts and provides basic CPR.
Orders and administers anti-anaphylactic and supportive medications.
Prescribes medications, including oral, parenteral, intramuscular, or subcutaneous drugs.
Prescribes Schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5 drugs under the guidelines of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act and the DEA.
Will work with specific protocols to ensure that all protocol driven tests, examinations, and procedures are ordered, performed and evaluated and data is retrieved, entered on appropriate forms.
Coordinates scheduling, orders appropriate tests, evaluates results, records data, performs patient evaluations and participates in care of patients on specific protocols regarding specific disease entities and treatment.
Works in collaboration with the Principal Investigators of specific protocols to ensure the completeness of protocol requirements.
Develops expertise and expands knowledge in specific areas and shares that knowledge and expertise with colleagues as consultant in planning care for patients. Participates in tumor boards and meetings for consultation.
Supervises and evaluates student/patient interactions in an academic setting. Assumes responsibility for patient care as provided by the student.
Assumes fiscal responsibility with working knowledge of evidence based medical model.
Effectively uses resources of the patient and the institution.
Is aware of and adheres to specific capitations and limitations of the patient's insurances while organizing and optimizing individualized care based on the disease state and restraints imposed by the HMO or insurances.
Utilizes referrals to Home Health in order to provide optimum care in the appropriate setting.
Has knowledge of and utilizes all available resources in the event that the patient's resources are limited or unavailable in order to provide medical care and social well-being.
Works in collaboration with the physician and realizes and is able to detect those deviations from normalcy or from established protocols which require consultation and/or referral to appropriate specialty areas including physicians, nutrition, psycho-social, and other resources.
Supervision of Others
Provides supervision and oversight of assigned group of nurse practitioners and physician assistants
Is responsible for hiring/firing of employees, implementing disciplinary actions when appropriate
Conducts performance reviews for direct reports and participates in the evaluation process while also maintaining competencies
Provides education and assistance to disease group staff in organizing time and setting priorities.
Master's Degree required in nursing or related science preferred.
Completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
Maintains certification by attending appropriate continuing education classes or enrolling in formal credit classes as required by state and national accrediting institutions
At least one year of related nurse practitioner experience required preferably in an Oncology environment.
Prefer 5 years related experience.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration.
Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Maryland.
Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the State of Maryland and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Completion of accredited NP/PA program, Acute care specialty or FNP.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies.
Advanced clinical skills in specialty area or equivalent.
Research knowledge, including interpretation, utilization, and conduct.
General computer knowledge and capability to use computer.
Ability to incorporate into practice theoretical concepts and advanced clinical skills with patients, families, and interdisciplinary health care team members
Analytical ability necessary to diagnose patients illnesses and to develop and implement plans of action for long and short term management of acute and chronic health care.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with al members of the interdisciplinary health care team to enhance collaboration and problem solving.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in order to provide information to patients and health care personnel.
Ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.
Classified Title: Nurse Practitioner Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MH Starting Salary Range: $98,530-$135,470 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Rad Onc Clinical Faculty and Staff Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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