Clinical Practice & Management of Care: Provides oncology-specific therapeutic care in holistic and systemic way to include the assessment and overall management of care for oncology and hematology patients under the supervision of an MD. Exercises independent judgement in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of medical processes and procedures in accordance with the nurse practitioner licensure regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and as delineated in the written Scope of Practice/Protocol for Nurse Practitioner. Supervises the care of the oncology patient providing oversight during active therapy, survivorship (including review of survivorship care plan), and palliative or hospice care. The Oncology Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the care of his/her patients, including (but not limited to), evaluating the patient at each clinic visit; management of symptoms related to the patient's cancer and/or treatment; educating the patient about their disease; working with other disciplines (e.g. surgical oncology, radiation oncology) and staff members to ensure the patient receives the proper diagnostic evaluation and treatment in a timely manner. He/she offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. The nurse practitioner provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum.
Teamwork: Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with others. Demonstrates respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines, and uses an integrated approach to achieve desired patient outcomes. The nurse practitioner communicates effectively and works cooperatively with surgical, radiation, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, chemotherapy infusion, physical therapy, nutrition, home health, hospice, and psychosocial support departments as well as outside agencies such as the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, genomics institutions, specialty pharmacies, and other cancer institutions for the care of the oncology patient. The nurse practitioner demonstrates leadership through critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving for specific oncology needs. Evidence-based/Best Practice: Utilizes evidenced-based standards, guidelines, and protocols for care delivery. She/he incorporates data and information to continuously improve services and practice to prevent side effects, enhance patient experience, and return patients to optimal health. The nurse practitioner participates and promotes the advancement of oncology care through participation in clinical research as a sub-investigator through the recruitment, screening, consenting, and monitoring of clinical trial patients. The oncology nurse practitioner promotes ongoing education of post-treatment surveillance and disease prevention strategies through the review of survivorship care plans for the Commission on Cancer Accreditation and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Accreditation. Professional Development: Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. The Oncology Nurse Practitioner provides direction and guidance to the entire oncology team and serves as a resource and mentor. He/she utilizes standards, guidelines, and protocols to determine best practices of care needs and decision making. The nurse practitioner participates in lectures and formal patient education classes through Life with Cancer and other Inova Schar Cancer Institute programs.
Internal Number: 45804BR
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