Job Description

Employment Status:
Full time
Job Function:
Clinical Professional
Department:
127001 Physician Assistants-Mgmt
Shift Hours / Days:
Hours / Pay Period:

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

Job Summary/Purpose:

Registered Nurse Practitioners (RNP) are registered nurses who have acquired the formal education, extended knowledge base and clinical skills to practice in an advanced role as a direct health care provider.  Nurse Practitioners are authorized to practice by the Arizona State Board of Nursing in a specialty area via their registered nurse licensure and advanced practice certification in a specialty area and other additional skills for which they have been prepared through post-graduate education and training in accordance with R4-19-508 C.  The RNP may provide health care services within their specialty area to individuals, families and groups, including but not limited to admission, management of care, discharge and follow up, in ambulatory, acute, long term and other health care settings. The RNP serves as a leader and role model for professional development of peers and others. The RNP will work collaboratively with other health care professionals when appropriate.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessment, differential medical diagnosis including ordering, conducting, and 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, including psychotropic medications, monitor use and document treatment results.
  • 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 R$-19-511 and meeting the requirements established by the Arizona Board of Nursing.
  • Utilizes an extensive awareness of community assets and available resources when assisting with making appropriate referrals and outreach
  • Assesses mental health needs of patients; may intervene in a mental health crisis
  • Conduct individual, group or family counseling sessions
  • Psychiatric Liaison for Inpatient Hospitalists
  • Documents services provided to the client in the electronic medical record.
  • Follows WRMC HIPAA guidelines and other state medical information requirements.
  • Documents revisions in diagnoses, outcomes and treatment plans
  • Utilizes complex strategies, interventions and teaching to promote, maintain, and improve health and prevent illness and injury.
  • Uses strategies based on assessment of risks, learning theory, epidemiological principles and client’s health beliefs and practices
  • Refers a patient to a physician or another health care provider if the referral will protect the health and welfare of the patient and consult with a physician and other health care providers if a situation or condition occurs in a patient that is beyond the RNP’s knowledge and experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • RNP Graduate Degree from a master’s program in nursing with a concentration in an advanced registered nursing category and specialty under R4-14-501 is required
  • Current Arizona RNP License is required
  • American Heart Association ACLS/ BLS Certifications are required
  • Current Specialty area national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the American Board of Nursing Specializes, or an equivalent organization as determined by the Arizona Board of Nursing
  • Minimum of 3 years as a RNP in the specialty is preferred
  • Oncology experience is preferred
  • ANCC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Board Certified, preferred

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK.  Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers  to begin your journey.