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    The APN is responsible for providing and coordinating patient care for the hematology/oncology services and outpatient clinics.  The role requires autonomous decision making based on a knowledge of nursing and hematology / oncology disease, where indicated.

    Aspects of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Care of patients in the the hematology/oncology services and outpatient clinics, triage of phone calls, evaluation of walk-in patients, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, treating symptoms with non-medication therapies, prescribing medication with appropriate state licensure, providing education, emotional support and referral for patients and their families as needed. 
    • Patient care involves assessment of family history, hematology / oncology system problems and their effects on daily living, and providing interventions to enhance patient functioning and preventing complications.
    • The APN practice demonstrates leadership in improving patient care, skill in evaluating and managing nervous system disorders, patient education, and use of community, social and health resources.
    • Independently manages stable, non-acute patient problems/issues such as medication adjustments, counseling, education, referrals to clinical and nonclinical resources, completion of driver licensing and disability forms. 
    • Consults with a supervisory physician when patients develop acute changes in condition or a new problem.
    • The effective use of the nursing process components of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation in the specialty practice setting.

    • Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain expertise in hematology/oncology. 

    • Participates in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge and enhance role performance as well as predicting new knowledge needs to meet the changing practice environment for populations of patients and the nursing community at large.  The nurse plans, implements and evaluates strategies to meet those needs.

    Recruitment/Relocation incentive has not been approved for this position.

    Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, including Nights, Weekends, Holidays and On-Call
    Functional Statement Title/#: Advanced Practice Nurse - Hematology/Oncology, FS-000000

    This position is covered under the bargaining unit.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0610 Nurse

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