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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Tennessee Cancer Specialists
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Job Description:

Tennessee Cancer Specialists is seeking a full-time, Nurse Practitioner for our Knoxville, TN and surrounding area locations. Why work for Tennessee Cancer Specialists? Patients, family members and caregivers often ask if you have to have special training to be part of our team because they notice that we enjoy our work and serve with respect, dignity and empathy. We truly work as a team and care about each other, which creates better outcomes and a better environment for our patients. Our culture recognizes the contribution of each team member and the importance of giving our patients hope through having a positive and upbeat attitude. We know that what we do matters and, therefore, attract people who want to apply their experience, skills and education in ways that make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of our patients and families. At Tennessee Cancer Specialists, it is our privilege to walk with our patients and their families as they move along the journey of fighting cancer. Whether you are working in the clinic directly with patients or in administration providing support, you are an important part of making our mission to deliver the highest quality, compassionate care come true. What We Have to Offer: We value our employees and offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid time off; paid holidays; short- and long-term disability; flexible spending accounts; AFLAC; 401(k) and profit sharing. SCOPE: Provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to oncology patients. Scope of responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant, nurse researcher, and nurse leader. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.
  • Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.
  • Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.
  • Assesses patient/family needs and provides education.
  • Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Promotes/provides staff education.
  • Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.
  • Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.
  • Completes patient charge tickets.
  • Provides case management for oncology clients and their families.
  • Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials.
  • May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff.
  • May mentor new mid-level providers MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program.
    • This position requires at least one (1) year post MSN experience in oncology nursing and/or two (2) years of oncology experience as an RN.
    • RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.
    • Current state licensure as Nurse Practitioner.
    • BCLS and AOCN certification expected within 1 year. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO. We are a Drug-free Workplace.

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