Nurse Practitioner

MedStar Health
Washington, DC
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
Ab out MedStar Georgetown University Hospital: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, DC Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personaliscaring for the whole personMedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment. MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. General Summary of Position: The nurse practitioner for the Lung Cancer Screening Program will be responsible to function as the gatekeeper for patients. They will coordinate each patients screening and subsequent follow up and be directly involved in patient care. He/she must develop and implement a patient care plan and must be able to work with a multidisciplinary team. The team includes but is not limited to Pulmonary, Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Surgery. They must be able to communicate with all members of the healthcare team on behalf of the patient. They must refer the patients to the appropriate specialist for diagnosis and treatment by using the clinical protocols. They must be able to communicate with the office of the physician who is referring as required by the patient and the physician. They must be able to provide emotional support and counseling based on the clinical situation. They must improve the clinical experiences for the referred patients or physicians by involving themselves directly with the development and the enhancement processes. They must develop and maintain the hospital protocols by working with the designated physicians from various clinical services. They must identify and implement improvement processes which require advanced practice expertise and the ability to design, implement and direct health care plans. They must be able to work with the marketing and outreach departments and educate physicians and facilities on the services offered. Additionally this position must work directly with the faculty in Medical Oncology to provide comprehensive clinical care to patients who are seeking screening examinations or testing related and or requires treatment for Lung Cancer. This clinical care must include but not be limited to performing physical and psychological assessments, diagnosis and treatment of episodic illnesses in collaboration with physicians; performs diagnostic procedures, administers chemotherapy, blood products and supportive therapies; coordinates and communicates all aspects of care with patients/family and the health care team. These functions are performed in accordance with the philosophy, policies, procedures and standards of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Qualifications: EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Nurse Practitioner with a Masters Degree in Nursing or Science. LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current DC license as a Nurse Practitioner. EXPERIENCE:Minimum of 3 years experience in Hematology/Oncology Experience in a university teaching hospital preferred. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients/families as well as staff and physicians. Demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to function independently. Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Functions as a gatekeeper for patients entering the system thru the Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinates screening for all patients. Provides ongoing education resources to patients and their families. Provides give emotional support, and counseling, related to the clinical situation Works to coordinate care with the faculty and clinical services in Pulmonary, Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Surgery for patients with a positive result. Coordinates and communicates all aspects of patient care to patient, family, and health care team ie Art Therapy, social work, inpatient unit, school community, referring physicians. Develops protocols for treatment in conjunction with multidisciplinary faculty in the development of care plans. Coordinates multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Board in the review of all patient cases. Works with marketing and outreach departments to educate referring physicians and facilities on services Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies. Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment. Works in collaboration with a physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems and follow-up. Writes prescriptions for medication, blood products based upon laboratory results, routine diagnostic and follow-up studies, therapeutic measures, and post-discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols. Determines eligibility of patients for entry into clinical trials based on findings. Requests written consultation from physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate and quality patient care. Interprets and evaluates findings of studies/tests. Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the client. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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