Halifax Health is seeking an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner for the Center for Oncology.
The Nurse Practitioner is an independent health care provider who, working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary heatlh team, is responsible for patient evaluation and care through the performance of pertinent history and physical examination, assessment of needs and delivery of appropriate treatment. Provides nursing care and health teaching to an assigned group of adult and geriatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Supervision is provided by the Medical Director of Oncology and the Department Manager. The NP will be willing to work as needed at a number of clinical sites, both inpatient and outpatient, that are affiliated with Halifax Medical Center. The NP is granted affiliate staff privileges by Halifax Medical Center Medical Staff. These privileges list specific tasks and are reviewed every two years. The NP will work in close association with the Medical Director of Oncology, Oncologists, Oncology staff, the HMC nursing staff and ancillary personnel in providing appropriate and needed care to HMC patients.
Master of Science Degree in Nursing, clinical specialty preferably in Oncology.
Current licensure and certification required by the State of Florida to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
Certification by appropriate specialty board (preferred but not required)
Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of oncology and surgical problems.
Must be skilled in providing care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to instruct patients and their families and to collaborate with health team members.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessment of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with real or potential Oncologic and Gynecologic issues which may include the psychological, cognitive and personal assets and limitations of the patient/family, with an emphasis on wellness.
Prescribes and regulates medications per written physicians agreement.
Documents health appraisal data necessary to maintain, coordinate and/or expedite required services.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for time management, professional relationships and interpersonal interactions.
Provides educational programs as needed.
Assists with procedures in the clinic and Inpatient unit as directed by the Medical Director.
Initiates IV lines and/or administer medications.
Serve as liaison between medical and nursing personnel.
Responsible for on-call services
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the areas largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in womens health, two community clinics, three childrens medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the areas only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.