Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 6853
Summary: This individual serves as a comprehensive health care provider providing follow-up care, assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic procedures within the scope of advanced nursing practice in collaboration with Beebe Medical Center employed Medical Oncology physicians. Manages care given to Beebe Medical Center clients during outpatient clinic visits and inpatients when requested. Functions within approved scope and credentials as approved by Beebe Medical Center policies. Follow(s) established nursing standards, procedures, guidelines and protocols and gives specific patient care directions to patients, families, nursing and other staff when appropriate.
Other information: Clinical preceptorship in Medical Oncology and/or a minimum of five years in clinical oncology nursing.
Responsibilities: Patient Assessments. Performs comprehensive assessments, utilizing focused medical and psychosocial history and physical examination. Keeps physician(s) informed, as is appropriate, of needs and problems related to patient care. Critical thinking/Evaluation and Interpretation of Diagnostics. Demonstrates critical thinking, prioritization, and time management skills based on patient assessment and interpretation of test results. Documentation. Effectively maintains confidential records, completes documentation timely, accurately and consistently, and reports findings as patient's condition requires. Documentation always provides justification for therapies ordered and reimbursement for services rendered. Comprehensive Plan of Care. Works in collaboration with attending physician to develop a comprehensive plan of care based on current theories and advanced clinical knowledge and expertise to include selection of appropriate pharmacologic agents, referrals and end of life care. Performance of Clinical Treatments and Procedures. Implements clinical treatments based on expert knowledge and technical competency to patients within specialty area. Makes referrals when appropriate. Communication. Communicates in a positive manner with physicians, patients, families, and co-workers. Demonstrates ability to facilitate positive relationships with all contacts. Communicates needed information to co-workers and supervisors and seeks answers to current issues, providing pertinent information to supervisors. Patient Education. Provides health education to patients and families regarding drugs and management of side effects, anticipatory teaching. Participates in formal and informal instruction of nurses, students and other health care professionals. Keeps current by attending continuing education programs, review of the literature related to clinical practice, or through writing publications. Research. Manages and participates in clinical trials program in the cancer center, including supervision of research nurses, ledgers for volumes and revenue and regular reporting of progress. Performance Improvement. Participates in all phases of the performance improvement process in the department and identifies areas in need of investigation. Other Duties. Performs other duties as assigned.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Knowledge Of Basic Computer Programs * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * Master of Science in Nursing Education specialization: Essential: * Nurse Practitioner
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.