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Screening Services Certified Nurse Practitioner

Columbus Cancer Clinic

POSITION TITLE:  Screening Services Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)
REPORTS TO:  Clinic Director

POSITION SUMMARY

The CNP provides clinical, consultive and administrative support to improve patient outcomes.  Work performed in this position is complex and requires a significant amount of independence, flexibility, attention to details and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Clinical services are guided by a Standard Care Arrangement (SCA) between the CNP and a designated collaborating physician.  The SCA shall be reviewed and signed by the CNP and collaborating physician every two years (see attachment).

Clinical services are provided in conjunction with other health team members including mammography technicians, volunteers, interpreters, and other support staff.  Clinical services focus on cancer risk assessments, cancer screening exams, health teaching, care coordination and referrals to other health care providers as indicated.  Additional services may include diagnosis and treatment of selected minor acute and chronic stable health conditions.  Services may be provided offsite in a variety of public and private settings including worksite and other community settings.

Consultant services may include providing medical guidance for managing selected problems for other LifeCare Alliance programs.  This may include pre-employment physicals, immunization protocols and reviewing camp physical exams.

Administrative services include program planning to improve or expand clinical services, developing or updating medical forms and assisting in establishing Columbus Cancer Clinic goals and objectives.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performing physical exams and cancer screening tests following established cancer screening guidelines
  • Diagnosing and treating selected common health problems within the CNP scope of practice
  • Consulting with the collaborating physician for management of problems beyond the CNP scope of practice
  • Patient referrals and care coordination
  • Documenting patient encounters and phone calls in the clinic’s electronic medical record
  • Assessing and evaluating patient outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned. This includes serving on agency committees, maintaining local and national affiliations and memberships, helping cover agency phone during staff shortages, attending clinic staff meetings and mandatory LifeCare meetings, assisting with conducting clinic tours and assisting with clinic events as requested.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed at both the clinic location and in various locations throughout Franklin and the contiguous counties.  Working hours are generally between 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday but may include evening hours and weekend days and or nights.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Ohio APRN license
  • 2 years of APRN experience in area of certification
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products
  • Proficient with an electronic health record (HER)
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license and vehicle available for Clinic use
  • Adequate auto insurance

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • Ability to interact effectively with clinic staff, clients, donors, board members, other agency staff, volunteers and the general public
  • Ability to work independently and in a variety of settings
  • Must have strong time management and organizational abilities
  • Must be able to do public speaking events
  • Must be able to develop and think creatively
  • Must have strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Must possess strong ethical and professional standards
  • Must be knowledgeable in health care regulations and clinical care issues
  • Must have an understanding of Nursing, Oncology and clinical concepts/protocols.

 


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