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Breast Oncology Advanced Practice Provider

Company: Massachusetts General Physicians' Organization
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

minutes of inactivity. Job Description - Breast Oncology Advanced Practice Provider (3198170) Job Description Breast Oncology Advanced Practice Provider - ( 3198170 ) Description Advanced Practice Provider - Breast OncologyDescriptionBreast Oncology Advanced Practice ProviderJoin a supportive Advanced Practice Team in a role supporting the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. This practice specializes in the care of patients with breast malignancies. This team has a demonstrated history of providing exquisite, evidence-based patient care. This is a fantastic opportunity for an Advanced Practice Provider (NP or PA) -to work in this invigorating and collaborative environment. The breast oncology APP will provide direct care to outpatient breast oncology patients. With an interdisciplinary team approach, this provider will promote a collaborative relationship between providers, professional nurses, and administrative staff, to ensure continuity of patient care in the management of their disease and related issues as well as to develop expertise in the -field. Within this role, the advanced practice provider will be responsible for a panel of patients. Other responsibilities include caring for patients throughout their continuum of care and fostering collaboration with other professionals within the hospital and clinics to facilitate patient care.The breast oncology APP provides outpatient care to the breast oncology patient population. This provider develops, implements, and evaluates a plan of specialized health care for this oncology patient population throughout the care continuum. Promotes a professional and collaborative relationship and effort between the advanced practice team, medical staff, professional nursing staff, and administrative staff. Strives to provide and to ensure continuity of care for patients, while being efficient in use of resources. This provider serves as a role model for professional advance practice and participates in the professional development of the team through teaching, committee involvement or quality and safety initiatives to name a few. In addition to clinical skills, this person should possess strong leadership and communication skills and be able to work effectively with other members of the team.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The breast oncology NP/PA provides direct care to this patient population in collaboration with the attending physicians and respective disease center teams. The NP/PA will be responsible for:

  • Performs and records the patient history and physical examination and discusses findings with the collaborating team. Obtaining and coordinating laboratory results, charting of clinical findings in the EMR, orders, nursing instructions, and other required elements.
  • Utilizes advanced practice knowledge to identify, prevent or solve complex and/or recurring breast oncology patient care problems.
  • Follows and manages patients (in collaboration with MD) enhancing continuity of care.
  • Performs (oversees/assures completion of) specialized procedures particular to the select oncology population mutually agreed upon with collaborating physician.
  • Collaborates with staff and physicians to facilitate a comprehensive plan of care and coordinate resources and write appropriate orders improving access to care, establishing goals for the delivery of care to patients, participating in clinical research, and managing communications between physicians, patients, family, and staff.
  • Appreciates complex medication interactions.
  • Ensuring appropriate diagnostic procedures occur in a timely matter through careful coordination with other services such as radiology, facilitating various clinic appointments, communicating with patients regarding test results, and providing coverage for the team.
  • Educating patients regarding a variety of breast oncology issues associated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy.
  • Indications and interpretation of radiology, pathology, and laboratory results.
  • Understands the complex medical environments of cancer patients including, but not limited to, those with advanced malignancy or organ dysfunction.
  • Writes orders which are in accord with current guidelines including chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
  • Maintains and practices in accord with practice guidelines per state and hospital -regulations.Provides consultation to both nurses and physicians and serves as a resource to staff in area(s) of expertise.
    • Serves on appropriate intra- and inter-departmental committeesCollaborates with staff and other health care professionals to meet staff and patient educational needs.
      • Participates in the development of formal and informal educational programs for nursing and support staff.Monitors patient outcomes in accordance with defined standards of patient care.
        • Identifies system-wide factors contributing to undesirable outcomes, such as -complications and over utilization of services.Supports and conducts research efforts to advance knowledge and to promote research-based practice.
          • Evaluates own practice -and program effectiveness.
          • Identifies pertinent patient care and health delivery problems for investigation.
          • Evaluates current research findings for clinical specialty and determines applicability to -practice.
          • Assists nursing and medical colleagues in research efforts.
          • Encouraged to conduct research.Responsible for own professional growth and maintenance of required credentials.
            • Maintains the standards and educational requirements specific to the position and licensure.
            • Identifies own learning needs and goals.
            • Takes responsibilities for leadership and participation on committees and task forces within patient care services and the hospital.
            • Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current health care practice/research.
            • Is willing to obtain procedural proficiency for hematologic oncologic specific procedures. Training will be provided. Qualifications SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: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.Skilled in creating appropriate documentation and use of electronic medical records to consistently provide high quality and timely documentation including progress notes, sign-off notes, and discharge planning.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.LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS:Master's Degree in Nursing or completion of NCCPA programCurrent licensure in the commonwealth of Massachusetts as a registered NP/PACurrent certification as a nurse practitioner in appropriate specialty to care for adult patients.EXPERIENCE:2 Years Advanced Practice experience preferred, prior hematology/oncology experience preferred. Proficiency with Epic and EMRs preferred. Familiarity with clinical trials preferred.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:No direct reports; may indirectly provide leadership and guidance to less seasoned and new staffFISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:No direct budgetary responsibilityDemonstrates fiscal responsibility by effectively using Mass General Brigham resourcesWORKING CONDITIONS:Full Time, Four 10-hour daysBoston, MA Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. -Applications from -protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. -

Keywords: Massachusetts General Physicians' Organization, Boston , Breast Oncology Advanced Practice Provider, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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