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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Oncology (Inpatient Only) - Optum - Everett, WA

Company: Optum
Location: Everett
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Optum is seeking an accomplished Oncology Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for our Inpatient Hematology & Oncology division with The Everett Clinic located in Everett, WA. - This is an outstanding opportunity for a provider who wants to remain clinically active while helping to shape the future of cancer care in Washington.The Oncology Advanced Practice Clinician will function as an Inpatient Oncology healthcare provider, who with physician oversight, will work in collaboration with a broad multidisciplinary health team located at one hospital in Everett. - APC will be responsible for providing comprehensive care in an inpatient setting, demonstrating a high degree of clinical expertise working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses, both hematologic and oncologic. APC will be responsible for assessment, understanding of diagnosis, treatment, co-management, education, health promotion and care coordination for patients and families with acute and chronic health needs. The ideal APC candidate will demonstrate an advanced level of medical/nursing clinical knowledge, will be proficient in communication, both with patients and families and within the practice and thrive in a setting based upon interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism and system-based practice.The Oncology Advanced Practice Clinician will provide care within their scope of practice as outlined by applicable state laws, licensing, regulations, institutional policy and practice agreements.Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -Primary Responsibilities:

Treating and managing patients with hematology and oncology diseases according to standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques primarily in the inpatient settingClinical Knowledge
Demonstrates knowledge of etiologies, risk factors, pathophysiology, presentation, and epidemiology of medical conditionsPerforms history and physical assessments of patients that are accurate, complete, concise, and appropriate for age, gender and clinical problemOrders appropriate diagnostic studies and correctly interprets the resultsUtilizes critical thinking to synthesize and analyze collected dataDevelops, implements, evaluates and adjusts the plan of care as neededCo-manages general medical and surgical conditions based on knowledge of the indications, contraindications, side effects, interactions and adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalitiesCounsels and educates patients and familiesComfortable with ordering and carrying out chemotherapeutic plans when medically appropriate Maintains accurate, complete, concise and timely documentation in the electronic medical recordPatient Care
Provides care that is patient and family centered, compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness and treatment of disease throughout the lifespanFacilitates consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the healthcare teamIncorporates the patient and family in care planning and treatment across settings -Practice Based Learning and Clinical ImprovementDemonstrates insight into own strengths, limitations and knowledge deficitsDemonstrates initiative to meet identified learning needs using multiple resourcesActively participates in self-evaluation by seeking and utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional mannerContinuously seeks opportunities for clinical advancement and knowledge and skill attainmentKnowledgeable of research opportunities to advance the care and treatment of patients with cancerCommunication and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Communicates and collaborates effectively with physicians, other health professionals and health related agenciesWorks effectively with multidisciplinary team membersProvides understanding of diagnosis, treatment, therapy and management of patients according to current standards of care utilizing best practice recommendations -ProfessionalismFollows ethical principles regarding patient confidentiality, informed consent and unanticipated adverse outcomesDemonstrates the highest level of accountability for professional practiceMaintains effectiveness throughout changing circumstances. Is flexible, resilient and change orientedParticipates in organizational and departmental meetings, educational opportunities, committees and workgroups as necessarySystems Based Practice
Considers cost effectiveness and risk/benefit analysis when making decisions about patient careUses evidenced-based medicine to systematically analyze and improve patient care practicesParticipates in quality initiative/performance activitiesParticipates in development, evaluates and implements standards of care within area of specialization (policies, protocols, etc.) -Roles and responsibilities specific to area of clinical practice: Outpatient Specific Responsibilities -Conduct comprehensive or episodic health history and physical assessment of Hematology/Oncology patients with acute, chronic and/or potential health problemsEstablish understanding of medical diagnosesOversee supportive care needsWrite specific orders within the limits of the practice agreement/scope of practiceProvide appropriate direction to clinic staff regarding patient care issuesCo-manage inpatients from the existing outpatient clinical practice and coverage for collaborating physiciansMaintain clinical documentation according to group practiceEducates patients and families on treatment plans, wellness care, and survivorship plansInpatient Specific Responsibilities -
Conducts comprehensive health history and physical assessment as part of initial inpatient consultParticipates in rounding and collaborates with attending or consulting team in order to adjust plans of careCaring for patients requiring inpatient chemotherapy including monitoring for toxicities and complications from chemotherapy with physician guidance where indicated. Performing inpatient consultations for both hematologic and oncologic patients Coordinating transfers of care - between inpatient and outpatient settingsYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
APRN or PA-C licensure in Washington or ability to obtain prior to employmentNational Nurse Practitioner certification through AANC or AANP or Physician Assistant certification through NCCPA or ability to obtain prior to employmentDEA or ability to obtain prior to employment1+ years of oncology experience or in lieu of 2+ years of Primary Care experience or 3+ years of RN Oncology experienceBasic, technical computer proficiency -Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP -) or willing to obtain this certification when eligibleEPIC EMR familiarity - -Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $109,513 to $147,146 per year. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. - In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. -Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. - - -OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. -

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