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Job Summary (Purpose and Function):
The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant’s role at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is to ensure quality of care through consultation, collaboration, continuing education, certification and evaluation.
The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine may practice in all or some of the following clinical settings: UMHC/Sylvester or University of Miami Hospital in both the Inpatient and outpatient settings.
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
A. Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies.
B. Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment. Works in collaboration with a physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems and follow-up.
C. 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.
D. Requests written consultation from physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate and quality patient care.
E. Assess and follow consult patients when required and independently of physician when needed.
F. Interprets and evaluates findings of studies/tests and intervenes accordingly.
G. Advises collaborating physician of appropriate information regarding patient care and reports to the physician the actions provided to the patients.
H. Evaluates the quality of care provided and recommends changes for improvement.
I. Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the clients.
J. Answers patient-related inquiries via telephone, UChart In-basket, etc.
K. Assists in the management of family dynamics and coping mechanisms during acute and chronic phases of patient care.
L. Conducts or participates in multidisciplinary rounds and ensures appropriate and quality care for patients.
M. Performs patient triage and determines the urgency of physician’s evaluation.
N. Provides symptom management for side effects related to oncologic treatment.
O. Responds to medical and oncologic emergencies in CTU/clinics
Q. Assist with Peer to Peer authorizations and filling out medical forms for patients.
R. Ensure that office runs smoothly and efficiently and correspond with referring physicians and patients to provide good care for patients.
S. Perform bone marrow biopsies and other procedures as needed.
T. Rotates with colleagues taking weekend and holiday call from Sylvester patients.
U. Rotates with colleagues performing Hematology/Oncology consultations and inpatient care at UMH on a two week basis and as per divisional needs
V. Communicates daily with triage nurse regarding patients who need to be added to OCC clinic for symptom management, evaluation, and treatment.
A. CITI certification within three months of employment
B. Facilitates clinical research protocols and coordinates patient care with research staff.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Collaborating Physician, Division manager, Advanced practice director
Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):
CITI certification or within three months of employment
Minimum of two years in Hematology/Oncology experience
AOCNP preferred or within two years of employment
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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