Job Description

Nurse Practitioner- GI Specialty

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner - GI Specialty

Schedule: Monday- Friday, flexible hours based on provider

Advanced Practice Nurses (APRN) are registered nurses who have acquired the formal education, extended knowledge base and clinical skills to practice in an advanced role as a credentialed member of the medical staff and direct health care provider.  Nurse Practitioners are authorized to practice by the State Board of Nursing in the state of practice via their advanced practice education, licensure, board certification in a specialty area and other additional skills for which they have been prepared through post-graduate education and training.  The APRN serves as a leader and role model for professional development of peers and others. The APRN will work collaboratively with other health care professionals.  

Utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessment, differential medical diagnosis including ordering, conducting, interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, and the prescribing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease. 

  • Conducts comprehensive physical examination.
  • Initiates and interprets diagnostic tests and procedures relevant to the patient’s current status.
  • Critically analyzes the assessment data in determining the diagnoses.
  • Prioritizes diagnoses using appropriate complex clinical reasoning.

Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care that includes interventions and treatments to attain expected outcomes.

  • Addresses strategies for improving health status that reflect current health care, knowledge, research and practice.
  • Involves patient, family, and other members of the health care team, including use of community resources in the plan of treatment.
  • Makes independent decisions in solving complex patient care problems.
  • Collaborates with the health team members to establish priorities, manage care and coordinate efforts to achieve desired outcomes in providing planned treatment and services to the client.

Utilizes appropriate or specialized knowledge and skills in the provision of direct patient care.

  • Prescribes, orders, or implements interventions and treatments for the treatment/care plan.
  • Prescribes or dispenses drugs and devices based on a knowledge of pharmacological and physiological principles in accordance with state and federal laws and regulation, and as authorized under the appropriate Board of Nursing. 
  • Utilizes an extensive awareness of community assets and available resources when assisting with making appropriate referrals and outreach.

Documents services provided to the patient in the electronic medical record.

  • Follows CTCA HIPAA guidelines and other state medical information requirements.
  • Documents revisions in diagnoses, outcomes and treatment plans.
  • Refers a patient to a physician or another health care provider if a situation or condition occurs in a patient as appropriate and needed.  

In addition to practicing at Western Regional Medical Center, will also obtain privileges at applicable Outpatient Care Centers.

Functional Competencies:

  • Complete comprehensive health history of new consults/follow-ups/screenings
  • Follows patient throughout continuum of care in inpatient & outpatient settings
  • Provide post procedure follow-up and patient education
  • Participate in daily clinic rounding/discharge patients once stable
  • Make appropriate referrals
  • Perform procedures:  paracentesis, feeding tube placement (or as allowed by State Practice Law)
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
  • Participate in Research studies

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years as ANP or commensurate training/experience
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Arizona
  • American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support needed for ACNP
  • Proficient computer skills

Preferred:

  • 3 years as APRN, GI (specifically therapeutic endoscopy)
  • Specialty Certification

Essential Requirements:

Sitting

Frequent

Crawling

N/A

Waist Twisting

Occasional

Walking

Frequent

Neck Twisting

Occasional

Simple Grasping

Frequent

Standing

Frequent

Climbing

N/A

Power Grasping

Occasional

Neck Bending

Occasional

Kneeling

Occasional

Fine Manipulation

Occasional

Waist Bending

Occasional

Talking

Frequent

Reach Above Shoulder

Occasional

Squatting

Occasional

Hearing

Frequent

Reaching at or Below Shoulder

Occasional

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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