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JOB SUMMARY: Applies the nursing process to plan and implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to the health care team. Collaborates in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes. Furthers professional growth by engaging in learning activities according to the Board of Nursing standards.
UNIT SUMMARY : The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Additionally, we are the only system in Middle Tennessee to receive Magnet Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Cancer Clinic services include medical and surgical oncology consult and follow up appointments comprised of the following medical oncology subspecialties - thoracic, gastroenterology, urology, melanoma, sarcoma, neuro, head and neck, and pain and symptom management. Surgical oncology subspecialties include gastroenterology, thoracic, gynecology, interventional radiology, neurosurgery, and general oncology. Procedures performed at the appointment include (but not limited to) wound care and dressing change, colposcopies, lumbar puncture, para/thoracentesis, biopsies, nerve block and medication injections. The Cancer Clinic is open from 7:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday and provides approximately 45,000 patient visits a year.
HOURS: 8AM-5PM Monday thru Friday KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: NURSING PATIENT ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate patients in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Conducts primary care patient interviews and physical examinations. Demonstrates sufficient acumen to recognize problems, ask questions and to contact the patient's primary care provider and other members of the healthcare team. Has experience in gathering pertinent clinical data that aid in referral, treatment, or other primary care pathways. CARE PLANNING (NOVICE): - Demonstrates ability to anticipate resource needs, identify distinct tasks, set priorities, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work within areas of direct responsibility. Competently handles multiple assignments often simultaneously by prioritizing work into manageable and measurable units. Ability to adapt to changes to patient care and area needs with minimal disruption and loss of productivity. Follows up to assure problems and issues are resolved. NURSING PATIENT EDUCATION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in providing patient education in practical applications of moderate difficulty. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully search for evidence to answer clinical questions. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2):
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P2):
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P2):
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P2):
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P2):
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