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APP-Inpatient Pediatric Chemo/BMT, Night Shift

Company: Intermountain Healthcare
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Job Description:The Advanced Practice Provider will join our nationally-ranked oncology program at Primary Children's Hospital. We use the latest treatments and research to restore childhood after cancer and support acute and chronic blood disorders throughout childhood and transitioning into adulthood.

Primarily covering night shifts, this APP will support inpatient scheduled chemotherapy patients and BMT patients from 1700-0700, typically working 3 scheduled shifts per week including weekends and holidays.

The APP will receive sign-out from the daytime APP's and round on the patients. Average daily census for our two combined teams at night is 12-16 patients.

The APP will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to care for patients on the chemotherapy service. These patients are admitted with variety of oncologic diagnoses and are admitted to the hospital for routine chemotherapy. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of pediatric cancer management including treatment, clinical trials, management of complications and palliative care. Routine chemotherapy patients with complications or acute medical issues may be transitioned to alternate team for management.

The APP will also be responsible for the care and management of high-acuity IP BMT patients. These patients include those receiving transplant as part of cancer treatment, high-risk hematologic conditions and other nonmalignant diseases. This provider will be first call for outside calls from families with concerns and would be first point of contact responsible for admission for ill BMT patients. This team does not have resident or fellow coverage. This position will collaborate with the BMT attending physician on service.

Responsibilities will also include complete & comprehensive history and physical examination, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic studies, and prescribing appropriate treatments in collaboration with the attending physician. Additional responsibilities include consultation with specialist physicians and other team members regarding findings/changes in patient condition, initiation and adjustment of chemotherapy orders in collaboration with the physician, timely documentation of patient care per policy, and ensuring longitudinal communications with primary hematologist/oncologist. Other duties will include preparation for incoming admissions the next day, including ordering and coordinating therapies. May include preparation and arrangements for patients discharging in the following days. Patient and family teaching, particularly for new diagnosis and side effect management. This provider may also be responsible for procedures including lumbar puncture with/without intrathecal chemotherapy administration, bone marrow biopsy and bone marrow aspirate.

Given the complexity of patient populations and high-acuity of care, this position will initially orient during the day with the IP chemotherapy team and the IP BMT team. Comprehensive procedure training and on-boarding to Intermountain Healthcare and EHR will take place during orientation. Length of orientation is individualized based on prior experience, comfort and competency with necessary skills.Prior clinical oncology experience is vital for success in this position. To learn more about our program, visit our website here.
Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are accountable for the provision of patient care at the top of licensure, within their scope of practice. APP's are licensed, credentialed and privileged to perform such duties as:

  • Maintenance and promotion of health and prevention of disease;
  • Assessment, diagnosis, treatment, correction, and consultation;
  • Procedures as outlined by specialty, and referral for health problems;
  • Education of the patient, patient's family, clinical staff, and others;
  • Prescription or administration of prescription drugs or devices in accordance with a consultation and referral plan;
  • Consultation with other healthcare providers;
  • Appropriate and timely documentation of clinical care;
  • Continually learning and developing for optimal patient care and outcomes.
  • Advanced Practice Providers may also participate in research, utilize evidence-based practice to improve quality patient care, protocol development, care process model development, and best practice standards for assigned patient population throughout our organization.Minimum QualificationsCurrent state license as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or Physician Assistant (PA).- and -Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.- and -Eligible for State Controlled Substance License II through V.- and -Eligible for Federal DEA Certificate II through V.- and -BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers.Physical Requirements:Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
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    Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
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    Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
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    Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
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    Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
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    May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.Location:Primary Childrens at Lehi, Primary Childrens HospitalWork City:Salt Lake CityWork State:UtahScheduled Weekly Hours:40The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. $51.43 - $77.11For a description of Intermountain's employment benefits, click HERE.

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Keywords: Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City , APP-Inpatient Pediatric Chemo/BMT, Night Shift, Healthcare , Salt Lake City, Utah

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