Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) works as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, providing direct patient care to children under the care of the inpatient and outpatient oncology service.
Services will be performed in the Inpatient and/or Outpatient Oncology unit with the potential to also provide support in the Day Hospital and/or Procedures unit.
The primary patient population includes oncology patients, ranging from infants to young adults. Occasional flex to support BMT and/or Hematology services may be required.
The APP will contribute to excellence in patient care, research, quality improvement, patient safety, and teaching.
Performs comprehensive histories and physical exams, identifies normal and abnormal findings, including physical, cognitive and psychosocial status.
Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests.
Develops pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment plans.
Monitors effectiveness of plan of care.
Educates patients on disease and treatment plans.
Performs procedures as trained and appropriately credentialed.
Documents within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and completes other necessary documents.
Collaborates and/or consults with physicians and other health care providers as appropriate.
Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.
Department Specific Responsibilities:
Collaborate with MCW pediatric oncology physicians and interdisciplinary health care teams in diagnosis and treatment of children under the care of the oncology service.
Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, procedures, laboratory studies. Appropriately communicate findings with the medical team as well as patients and families.
Develop and implement treatment plans in collaboration with the oncology physician, monitor effectiveness of plan of care throughout the patient’s hospitalization; coordinate the care and discharge of patients.
Document within the Electronic Medical Record accurate and timely admission, discharge and progress notes, as well as writing orders and discharge instructions.
Provide education and counseling to patients and families on disease and treatment plans.
Instruction (formal and/or informal) of nurses and nursing students, medical students, residents, and other health care professionals.
Attend required training, educational sessions and program specific meetings.
Participate in section quality improvement and/or research activities.
Master’s Degree or higher in Nursing
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Physician Assistant Studies
Experience not required; however experience in Oncology is strongly preferred.
Internal Number: 24563
About Medical College of Wisconsin - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.
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