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Advanced Practice Nurse - Leukemia
Houston, TX 77030 United States
Shift - 4/10s. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Must be able to independently initiate monthly assignments without supervision. He/she must be able to understand and respond to telephone conversations with physicians and other members of the health care team, both within and outside of the institution. He/she must be able to clearly write and/or clearly communicate verbally person-to-person or over the phone.
Have access to all medical records that would normally be available to the physician. Perform and record histories, physical assessments and progress notes that must be countersigned within twenty-four (24) hours by the supervising physician.
Order routine tests appropriate to the services provided under such orders. He/she must also be able to perform simple mathematical computations with and without the assistance of calculators including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Administer drugs ordered by direct personal or voice communication by the authorizing physician who shall assume responsibility for the patient's welfare, providing such administration or provision of drugs shall be in compliance with other state and federal laws. Any such verbal order shall be recorded by the Mid-Level Provider in the medical record and subsequently countersigned by the supervising physician within twenty-four (24) hours.
Perform routine admission procedures. Input patient information into the computer by typing on a keyboard all information as required. Must be able to visually read information on a video screen and/or on hard copy and prepare printouts of patient information using a computer and printer.
Participate and collaborate on clinical research protocols. Interviews patients and reviews the eligibility criteria to identify potential patients for protocol studies. Schedule and conduct follow-up appointments.
Interviews patients for symptoms, side-effects, toxicities, and determines their status pertaining to the investigational aspects of protocols. Calculates drug doses when appropriate. Charts notes. Measures films to monitor disease response. Assesses toxicity, grade and makes handwritten entries onto flow sheet or data base. Assures protocol compliance and assists physicians as necessary. Requires the ability to walk from his/her office to clinic and/or hospital nursing stations and then returning to the office.
Schedule and perform implantation of indwelling central venous catheters and other delegated medical procedures.
Deliver education to patients and their families. Conducts in-service training for clinic and in-house nursing personnel regarding protocol requirements. Acts as liaison with patients, families, physicians, and other personnel.
Participates in education of student Mid-Level Providers, house officers and medical students. Instructs coworkers in allied positions in recording patient information and/or data entry. May supervise personnel in related activities.
Job Description-Requirements EDUCATION:
Required: Master's Degree in Nursing. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Nurse from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.
Required: Two years clinical nursing.
Required: All of the following:
Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
MAY BE REQUIRED:
Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Patient care environment.
Education, training, experience:
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