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Advanced Practice Nurse -Katy Regional Care Center
Houston, TX 77094 United States
The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Nurse Gynecologic Oncology position is to provide direct patient care to all Gynecologic and Gynecologic Oncology patients through comprehensive patient assessment, planning, treatment, evaluation, and patient, family, and staff education. Care of patients takes place under physician supervision in the Regional Care Centers.
Practitioner Patient Assessment
Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group,
development and other identified needs. This involves talking to patients and patients families.
Must be able to verbally communicate findings to physician and family members.
Assesses health status by performing the medical history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment. Must be able to communicate in a clear and understandable manner. Must be able to visually read and write findings and to verbally communicate with patients and patient's family.
See patients in the clinics assigned and reports findings and test results to attending physician.
Must be able to visually check records and write findings.
Monitors laboratory, clinical radiographic and procedural data for daily rounds. Must visually evaluate data and prepare written information.
Reviews the finding of the history and physical, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data, plan
for further diagnosis and therapeutic management as outlined in collaboration with the attending
physician. This involves setting for extended period of time and visually evaluating data from computer. Requires good perception and reading comprehension.
Prevents, minimizes and manages symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with physician and other allied personnel.
Evaluates health care provided and modifies care as needed (under the supervision of a physician
if medical acts are required).
Provides psychological support to patients and families.
Provides health care throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal care.
Facilitates use of agency resources.
Facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care. This may involve sitting at computer for long periods of time and entering data via keyboard.
Schedules consultations, diagnostic tests or procedures, future appointments for patients in coordination with the attending physician. Must be able to walk from one area of the hospital to another to pick up and distribute information
Provides health education to the patient and his/her family.
Participates in formal and informal instruction of nursing students, professional nurses and other
health professionals. This may require standing and/or walking for long periods of time without sitting.
Keeps current by: attending continuing education programs related to the clinical area, reviewing literature related to clinical area, and participating in professional nursing organizations
Contributes to research efforts of department/section by: identifying clinical problems amenable to research methods, and collaborating in research projects.
Applies pertinent research to clinical practice.
Provides consultation to colleagues and allied personnel.
Collaborates with medical, nursing and other disciplines regarding plan of care, follow up and evaluation.
Recommends therapeutic measures for relief of symptoms
Job Description-Requirements EDUCATION
Required: Master's Degree in Nursing.
Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.
Required: All of the following:
Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) to function as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
Two years of clinical nursing.
Minimum of two years of clinical experience as an Advance Practice Nurse or one year of clinical experience as an APN at MD Anderson or like Institution (comprehensive cancer center) or clinical expertise and experience in a specialized area of medicine, applicable to individual position.
Education, training, experience:
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