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Nurse Practitioner - Infusion

Requisition #

58299BR

Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date

01-Oct-2019

Schedule Type

Full-Time

Dept. Name

Oncology Admin

Hours Per Week

40

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health clinics are committed to providing a work environment where passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We want you to be part of our team where each employee contributes to our mission of exceptional primary and specialty care. Allina Health clinics provide primary care, specialty care and urgent care services to people in 41 communities. More than 750 health care practitioners help patients identify health risks, manage chronic illness and find their path to better health.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 58299
Practice as a licensed independent practitioner (LIP) in the care of patients in a clinical setting. Practice includes direct patient care, participation in program development and participating in primary care team functions. The Nurse Practitioner works to establish collaborative processes that promote quality and cost effective care that optimizes/enhances the physical and psychosocial health of patients across the health care continuum. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for making decisions that impact health care outcomes, resource allocation and customer satisfaction. Provides care management support to panel of patients who require specialty services integrated and in support of their overall plan of care. Interacts with and supports the specialty care provider and interdisciplinary care team.

  • The Nurse Practitioner works as a part of a physician/nurse practitioner team, providing and coordinating care for the patient across the continuum (outreach sites - clinic - hospital).
  • The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for ensuring continuity of patient care in all settings.
  • The Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with other Oncology team members.
  • Optimizes the collaboration and coordination of the interdisciplinary team to enhance the environment of patient care.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines in teaching, consultation, management, and research activities to improve outcomes in nursing practice and to enhance the healthcare environment.
  • Facilitates peer support by acting as a resource to others, and providing constructive, ongoing feedback.
  • Identifies learning needs, in collaboration with the leadership team, that are validated and prioritized based on evidence and standard of care changes, competency needs, assessment of quality activities, safety and risk management data, and patient population goals
  • Develops, coordinates, and/or presents educational programs related to area of expertise to meet learner’s needs
  • Integrates current practice, new research findings and technological advances into educational programming.
  • Mentors staff resulting in employee development along a continuum of novice to expert
  • Helps to create a learning environment that fosters self-learning, reflective practice, critical thinking, technical and interpersonal skill development
  • Implements strategies to improve care that are appropriate to the complexity, patient, hospital, and community needs, and resources of the system
  • Develops and implements, as appropriate, programs within clinical areas in collaboration with other health care professionals and community liaisons
  • Assists development of clinical indicators to evaluate program effectiveness
  • Supports and champions program goals related to specialty
  • Influences resource utilization to promote safety, effectiveness, and fiscal accountability in the planning and delivery of patient care
  • The ONP uses evidence-based clinical practice guidelines when available to guide screening activities, identify health promotion needs, and provide anticipatory guidance and counseling, addressing environmental, lifestyle, and developmental issues.
  • Assesses patients on admission to the hospital, and in the Oncology clinic. Performs and documents history and physical examination based on age and history on complex and chronically-ill patients
  • Rounds on hospitalized patients in various settings including acute care to advance the plan of care, reassesses as patient condition warrants. Updates and records changes in health status
  • Performs independent follow-up of patients in the clinic setting
  • Formulates the appropriate differential diagnoses based on the history, physical exam, and clinical findings
  • Formulates a plan of care to address complex, acute and chronic health care needs. Integrates knowledge of pathophysiology that pertains to acute and chronically ill patients to assist in planning and implementation of treatment
  • Synthesizes data from a variety of sources to make clinical judgments and decisions about appropriate recommendations and treatments
  • Assesses the impact of an acute, critical and/or chronic illness or injury on the individual’s: health status (physical and mental), functional status, including activity and mobility, nutritional status, sleep and rest patterns, quality of life, family, social, and educational relationships
  • Assesses patient/family bio/psycho/social needs considering physical and age-specific needs, recognizing the dynamic nature of the patient’s condition, and provides psychosocial support to patient and family members
  • Educates patients/families about self-management of acute and chronic illness with sensitivity to the patient's learning ability and cultural and ethnic background. Collaborates with health care team in ensuring that patient/family needs are met
  • Determines the need for laboratory and diagnostic studies, initiates orders, and interprets results. Initiates appropriate and timely consultation and/or referral when problem exceeds the nurse practitioner’s scope of practice and/or expertise
  • Employs appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and regimens with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy
  • Promotes collaboration among members of the multidisciplinary health care team to facilitate optimal care for complex acute and chronic patients
  • Incorporates health promotion, health protection and injury prevention measures into the plan of care within the context of the complex acute and chronic illness
  • Prescribes medication in accordance with practice agreement with the collaborating physician; prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
  • Assesses for multiple interactive and synergistic effects of pharmacological agents, including over-the-counter (OTC) preparations and alternative and complementary therapies, in patients with complex acute and chronic illness
  • Facilitates the patient's transition between and within health care settings, such as admitting, transferring, and discharging patients; coordinates discharge plan and follow-up of patients in collaboration with the physician
  • Submits billing levels at time of visit or procedure. Completes consultation, transfer, and discharge summaries as needed
  • Acts as consultant for triage nurses; performs phone consultation with outpatients
  • Acts as a liaison between the medical oncologists and outreach sites, providing staff consultation and education as needed
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals as a participant in multidisciplinary quality improvement teams as assigned
  • Maintains current knowledge regarding state and federal regulations impacting NP practice
  • Utilizes internal resources (e.g. ethics committee, risk management, legal department) and external resources (e.g. professional organizations, government officials, community agencies) to facilitate the resolution of patient advocacy, moral, and ethical issues
  • Integrates the nurse practitioner role into systems, processes, and decision making to function fully within the health care team
  • Participates in medical and advanced practice research projects
  • Integrates research to promote evidence-based practice for patients with complex acute, critical, and chronic illness

Education

  • Master's degree in Nursing or Advanced Practice Degree Required

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • Prefer at least 3-5 years of oncology nursing experience
  • Oncologic Nursing/Infusion
Skills
  • Ability to work as part of a physician/nurse practitioner dyad
  • Excellent teamworking abilities; professional image via appearance and conduct
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff, physicians, and the public
  • Advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills
  • Sound knowledge of adult health, and related diagnostic and clinical therapies
  • Ability to teach patients, families, staff, and students; knowledge of research methodologies
  • Competent to function as preceptor
  • Able to demonstrate ability to deal with high acuity/complexity and rapidly changing situations
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Allina Health Oncology Institute,
  • ability to work as part of a physician/nurse practitioner dyad;
  • excellent team work abilities; professional image via appearance and conduct;
  • ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff, physicians, and the public;
  • advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills;
  • sound knowledge of adult oncologic health, and related diagnostic and clinical therapies;
  • ability to teach patients, families, staff, and students; knowledge of research methodologies.
  • Competent to function as preceptor.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to deal with high acuity/complexity and rapidly changing situations.
Licensure/Experience
  • Formal education as a nurse practitioner in an area consistent with the patient population served
  • Current Registered Nurse License for the State of Minnesota
  • Certification as a nurse practitioner by appropriate professional organization
  • Minnesota prescriptive authority and DEA licensure
  • BLS certification
  • AOCN certification expected within 2 years
  • ACLS certification preferred

Allina Health does not hire new grads from all academic institutions. Many proprietary on-line schools do not meet Allina Health’s standards due to the minimal oversight of the student’s clinical experience, the high faculty/student ratio, and the lack of focus on national certification standards in the curriculum.

Work Schedule

M-F variable start times
occasional weekend call

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Requisition #

58299BR
Advanced Practitioner/Provider