The Division of Hematology and Oncology seeks a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our comprehensive Outpatient Oncology Program. The NP will be responsible for the assessment and management of patients with a diagnosis of cancer, including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, under a medical collaborative agreement. Together with the Nurse, the NP will provide excellent, evidence based patient care.
Responsible for developing, implementing, and tracking patient education efforts as it relates to chemotherapy, blood replacement products, growth factors as well as psychosocial concerns of patients, family and caretakers related to diagnosis of Cancer and the underlying disease.
Collaborates with the Infusion Center nurses and staff in the care and treatment of patients receiving chemotherapy/blood products, growth factors, and supportive care.
Completes patient's history and physical exams, review laboratory results and order appropriate tests, provide discharge instructions and patient education, and monitor follow-up appointments.
Obtains consent, and monitors pre and post procedure status of patients.
Develops care plans for patients; and documents history, orders, notes and ongoing evaluation of patients.
Assures quality of care and standards are maintained; participates in daily rounds; and serve as liaison to referring physicians and external transfers.
Assists physicians with related duties as directed.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned.
Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus one to two years of experience
Current New York State NP and RN licenses, as well as board certification
Ability to adapt to flexible schedule and fast pace work environment
Excellent communication skills
Experience in hematology and oncology
Experience with Columbia University and NYP systems and procedures
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
Wear N-95 respirator
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 508576
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