NURSE PRACTITIONER Breast Care Center
- Location: Hyannis, MA
- Posted: Aug 22, 2019
The advanced practice RN staff will provide nursing care; education and support to women with breast abnormalities and breast cancer in partnership with other breast care professionals create systems of care which facilitate education, diagnosis, treatment and support for the patient and their family members.
Scope of Practice:
All RN procedures allowed by law.
A complete history and physical exam.
Manage minor illnesses.
Stabilize long-term illness.
Order laboratory and other diagnostic tests. (GFR/Pregnancy)
Prescribe/order medications, treatments and devices based on the medication/device protocol jointly developed with a collaborating MD.
Nurse Practitioner reports directly to the Director of Breast Imaging and collaborates daily with the Radiologists on scope of practice.
Nurse Practitioner is to see patients in the Cape Cod Hospital Breast Care Center.( or other areas of the hospital such patients may be placed)
Nurse Practitioner is to keep the Radiologist informed of all patients being seen so appropriate physician review and involvement can be insured.
To participate in patient follow up and phone call program as assigned or requested.
Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively and cooperatively with all physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff members of the hospital.
Assures that the patients rights, as identified by the institution, are met.
Assures that the patient environment is correctly maintained and administer patient care in accordance with safety regulation
Communicates all data relevant to patient and/or family needs to the health care team.
Coordinates patient care with other health team member by: Documenting and communicating data for patients with common, well-defined diagnosis/patient problem to provide continuity of care.
Functions as an advocate for patients and families.
Contributes to the nursing profession through participation in community activities.
Functions as liaison between community organizations and the institution for area of clinical practice.
The supervising physician will review all the written notes and physical exams of the advanced practice RN staff with recommendations for diagnostic imaging work up and interventional biopsy.
The supervising physician will participate in the evaluation of the advanced practice nurses.
The advanced practitioner will participate in a quarterly RX review as mandated by MA law.
The advanced practice staff shall, at all times, carry professional malpractice liability insurance with average of at least $1,000,000 per claim.
If, at any time during the course of a client's evaluation or treatment, the advanced practice identifies the patient's care to be beyond the scope of the nurse's expertise, consultation will occur with the supervising physician.
Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Hospitals commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.
MA licensure as a Nurse Practitioner
Master degree in Nursing
Mass Controlled Substances Registration
Advanced practice Nurse practitioner certification in any specialty
Recommend CEUS to meet certification requirement
BLS current certification required
Recommend ACLS current certification
At least six (6) months practice as a Nurse Practitioner of FNP, ANP, WHENP, preferred.