Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Surgical Oncology
Utilize the nursing process based on an expanded knowledge base of pathophysiology and pharmacology to provide comprehensive health assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with colorectal diagnoses. Clinical decisions are formulated in consultation and collaboration with attending physicians. The Colorectal Nurse Practitioner is additionally involved in education, consultation, performance improvement, accreditations and research.
- Performs History & Physical Examinations
- Dictates H&Ps and discharge summaries
- Establish medical diagnosis (es) and determine a plan of care for short term and chronic health problems.
- Order, obtain & interpret laboratory tests.
- Order and evaluate interpretation of diagnostic studies.
- Prescribe medications within the NP’s functions and in accordance with departmental & hospital policy.
- Perform therapeutic, corrective or cosmetic treatments & therapies according to approved protocols.
- In an emergent situation, provide care to stabilize the patient & prevent deterioration of patient’s condition.
- Participate in research activities in compliance with IRB and regulatory agencies.
- Participate in Evidence Based Practice and Process Improvement activities and committees within the organization and service line.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of care paths/guidelines, as well as participate in the variance capture and analysis in an effort to enhance quality, service and resource management.
- Organize process improvement and multidisciplinary clinical outcome activities utilizing advanced nursing expertise.Collaborate with all members of the healthcare team in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating care delivery for the perinatal and gynecology patients in a variety of settings.
- Provide consultation and education to patients and families.
- Serve as a resource to nursing and clinical staff. Generate educational opportunities for staff development in informal and formal methods.
Medical City Plano is a full-service, 493-bed acute-care facility with more than 1,300 employees and over 1000 physicians on staff, representing over 70 specialties and subspecialties. Our campus in the heart of Plano includes the main hospital and medical offices, an outpatient surgery center, a comprehensive cancer-treatment center, an Emergency and Level 1 trauma center, a radiology/imaging center, a comprehensive cardiovascular program, the Center for Lifestyle Enhancement, The Bariatric Institute, Wound Care Center and complete women's and children's services including a high-risk antepartum unit and a Level 3 neonatal intensive-care unit. Our brand new 20,000-square-foot Burn and Reconstructive Center of Texas includes two operating rooms, a burn intensive care unit, beds for inpatient care and an outpatient burn clinic.