Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioner
Performs as Adult Licensed Nurse Practitioner in medical oncology office. Reports to Director of Oncology Services. Works in collaboration with SJCC medical oncologists or other physicians under auspices of SJCC.
a) Assesses patient for vital signs, height/weight, allergies, medications, chemotherapy side effects, changes in condition, and other patient complaints.
b) Assists physician with procedures.
c) Triages patient problems, resolves problem, or makes appropriate referrals.
d) Instructs patients and families on chemotherapy side effects and management strategies.
e) Assists patient with coordination of multiple appointments and to understand complex instructions.
f) Does continuous patient education and reinforcement of information.
g) Documents care accurately to maintain effective communication and billing.
Qualifications & Skills:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school for nurse practitioners. Current Colorado RN license and advanced practice registration; Requires current NP certification; requires current BLS certification.
Training & Experience: One year of post-licensure clinical nursing experience desired. OCN certification highly desirable. Privileges or eligibility to apply with Montrose Memorial Hospital.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, vision, dental, 401k retirement services. Annual leave including vacation, sick and holiday pay. EAP Services, Health care FSA, dependent care FSA, basic life and AD&D insurance, voluntary life and AD&D insurance, cafeteria discounts, education assistance, direct deposit, employee club, fitness benefits and premium pay programs.
Internal Number: 174
About Montrose Memorial Hospital
The San Juan Cancer Center opened its doors on April 3, 2006, providing state of the art cancer care closer to home for residents of a huge seven county area in southwestern Colorado. The facility is an unqualified success, exceeding projections for the number of patients seen to date and surpassing the expectations of those who enter its doors for treatment. Here, cancer patients and their families have access to the best of both worlds: small town warmth and big city expertise. Personalized care in a friendly, caring atmosphere is coupled with an outstanding, dedicated and experienced staff and state of the art technology.
A full range of treatment options is offered including consultation and examination, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, cancer counseling and coordination of care. The facility is attractive and peaceful, the atmosphere upbeat and cheerful. Family involvement is encouraged every step of the way. A conference room is available where support groups and classes can meet. Help is available on everything from looking and feeling better while undergoing treatment to dealing with non-medical aspects of cancer like coping with work and financial issues.
Dr. Rob...ert Kilbourn is the Medical Oncologists and Dr. Kyle Oldroyd is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. All of the physicians are board certified and each has a special area of focus. They are supported by an outstanding staff of nurses, radiation therapists, physicists, a dosemitrist, clerical workers, a courier, coordinator and social worker, and wonderful volunteers.
Everyone at SJCC feels that the facility is a crown jewel for a community the size of Montrose and that they are privileged to be a part of it. Often, patients are already friends or family members of the staff. If not, they soon will be. The tenet “what would we do and how would we treat this person if he or she were a member of our own family or a close friend” influences everything done at the center, from patient safety to treatment planning and execution.
Each patient is precious to those who work at the center. Cancer treatment can take months or years and long term relationships and close bonds are formed. The effort to make to make the cancer journey productive, personal and memorable is a heartfelt goal everyone strives for. It is especially meaningful for employees when they encounter patients away from the facility and are greeted with a smile and a hug, because to that patient, they truly are friends and family.