APP - Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator

Bridgeport, CT
Jun 26, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed professional provider who functions in collaboration with an attending with an attending physician in a variety of practice settings at YNHHS. Provides exceptional direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care to the highest standards of the organization as part of a multidisciplinary team. Cultivates a patient centric environment which focuses on the whole individual inclusive of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and functional needs of the patient, family, and significant others. Serves as the focal professional for the continuity of care in patient care within scope of practice standards, as well as specialty specific standards to address and resolve problems that may arise.


EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

Clinical Care

* The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides assessment, triage, and therapeutic management of patient/family

needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. The NP, whether the

practice setting is the inpatient, ambulatory, or outpatient settings, provides optimal patient care, from

diagnostic to prognostic matters. This individual works in collaboration with the attending

supervising/collaborating physician(s) in accordance with state law and hospital regulations, hospital policy ,

protocols and clinical pathways and may provide autonomous team based care.

* Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, reviews/orders diagnostic/therapeutic tests and

radiologic results. The NP may perform procedures, prescribes treatment and medications in accordance with

institutional and state guidelines, as well as, when necessary for scope within specialty or professional

competency standards. In some clinical specialties, the NP may have autonomous or independent practice

managing certain patient populations..

* Other clinical job duties may be applied in accordance with departmental and operational goals, training

related to profession and practice necessitated guidelines and responsibilities, inclusive but not limited to

responding to emergency situations within the YNHHS parameters

 

Information Management

* The NP ensures appropriate documentation within the accordance of hospital and regulatory requirements

and protects information of all forms, whether computer-based, paper, film, voice, or other media from

unauthorized access modification, destruction, or intentional or accidental disclosure.

 

Quality Management

* The NP is expected to demonstrate a high standard of moral and ethical behavior, professionalism,

compassion, and commitment to patient care.

* Ensures compliance with patient related healthcare regulatory requirements, standards and

recommendations.

The Program Coordinator will report on quality metrics to the steering committee.

 

Professional Development

* The NP continuously engages in projects that maintain and advance professional competency .

* The NP serves as a clinical resource for new house staff and may provide service specific orientation

pertinent to clinical education

* Consistently demonstrates high reliability organizational behaviors through reporting safety events as well as

near misses.

* The NP continuously engages in projects that maintain and advance professional competency .

* Maintains all employee requirements determined by hospital policy.

* The NP may serve as a clinical preceptor for NP students and other health care professionals and may

serve as a mentor to pre-NP candidates.

* The NP may collaborate on research, quality assurance projects, and assist with the formation of protocols

that will be applied to clinical practice or further their educational and clinical expertise.

 

Program Coordination

The NP is responsible for the day to day activities for the Lung Cancer Screening Program. Working with

radiology and the Thoracic Team, coordinates patients imaging and follow up care.

The NP provides Lung Cancer Screening visit to patients which include; risk assessment, shared decision

making, education and follow up according to ACR recommendations.

The NP communicates plan of care to the referring provider and offers assistance with follow up .

The Program Coordinator will oversee and coordinate nodule evaluation; including incidental findings, between

primary care and specialists.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Prefer clinical working experience as an NP within the given specialty/service line recommended, but none required.

 

LICENSURE

 

Connecticut State Registered Nurse License Connecticut State Nurse Practitioner License Board specialty certification, as appropriate for position profile ACLS/BLS Certified, when indicated for position profile DEA License, when indicated for position profile PALS, when indicated for pediatric care NRP Certification, when indicated for neonatal care

 

Additional Information

This position will support a growing program. Will provide coverage at the hospital and an outpatient clinic site. Prior thoracic experience a plus.  A self starter with organizational skills.  Computer skills required and Epic a plus.

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Job Info

Job: 19680

Department: Smilow BH Surgical Oncology
Category: ADVANCED PRACTICE
Sub Category: NURSE PROF OTHER
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40

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