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Nurse Practitioner - GYN Oncology

Facility: Good Samaritan Physician Practice Location: West Islip, NY Department: GSH-Urogyn-Downing-P Category: Physician / Advance Practice Professional Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift ReqNum: 6037832

Gynecologic Oncology - Nurse Practitioner 

Collaborates with and works under the supervision of the physician in the provision of patient care.
Follows established policies for treatments and procedures.
Greets and welcomes patients. Uses two (2) identifiers for patient identification (name and date of birth).  Completes detailed history and physical examination on patients. 
Assesses patients for basic vital signs, chief complaints and purpose of visit and reviews charts for recent visits, chronic problems, recent and outstanding laboratory studies, and other information that would facilitate prompt and complete care.
Provides telephone triage for patients requesting information or advice and assisting with and encouraging appointments when appropriate.
Obtains additional data from patient/significant other, EKG/lab/ diagnostic test results and other historical data. 
Evaluates patient responses in relation to established goals and contributes to the revision of the plan of care.
Writes appropriate orders, prescribes/renews prescriptions and provides patient education.
Reviews laboratory findings and diagnostic testing for follow up, addressing critical findings in a timely manner.
Assists with creating provider and practice level quality performance reports.
Coordinates a wide range of self-management support and education to foster patient engagement and activation.
Delivers interventions based on standard orders and established written protocols to improve the health of the patient population.
Works collaboratively with members of the healthcare team to develop tools and interventions designed to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Prepares, administers and documents medications and vaccines. 
Collects, prepares and processes laboratory specimens for on-site and remote-site testing. Tracks and enters results in medical record. Performs quality control for waived testing and log maintenance.
Performs, prepares for and assists with in-office procedures and diagnostic testing. 
Assists with the scheduling of procedures, referrals and specialty services and testing as needed.
Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.
Demonstrates ability to critique own practice and accepts constructive feedback regarding performance.  Pursues corrective action.
Participates in team meetings/huddles to foster communication and provide feedback to providers, patients, families, pharmacies, vendors, etc.  
Aids in the orientation of new staff.  May precept student clinicians.
Works with healthcare team to assure smooth and efficient patient flow and clinical operation.  
Works to create and maintain excellence in patient/family satisfaction, relationships and engagement. Responds to care questions or complaints for timely resolve.  Provides documentation on unresolved issues voiced by patients and refers to appropriate party for resolution.
Operates clinical equipment according to manufacturer's instructions including safety and quality control checks. Checks care areas for malfunctioning equipment and general maintenance problems on a regular basis.  Reports findings to appropriate person or arranges for repairs, as required.
Ensures that blood/body fluids, biohazardous materials, needle containers and potentially infectious waste are appropriately disposed and removed from the clinical area according to infection control guidelines.

Other related duties, as assigned.

Current NYS RN and Current NYS Nurse Practitioner license. Current national certification. Maintains continuing education and log as required for certification and/or licensure. BLS training and current certification required from:  American Heart Association or American Red Cross. ACLS current certification where required.   
Excellent interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication skills to enhance age-specific patient care, team collaboration and analytical problem solving. Detail oriented with ability to multitask and follow-through. Ability to work with an Electronic Health Record, Practice Management and Scheduling systems.
Minimum of two years experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a physician practice or ambulatory environment or previous related experience. Gynecology Oncology or related experience preferred.
Must be able to function effectively in a busy outpatient clinical setting.  Office and exam room environment may include exposure to communicable diseases, biohazards or toxic substances. Daily activities may include standing, walking, and sitting, bending and lifting items up to 30 lbs. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential physical demands.
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