Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth seek a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work collaboratively to provide high quality, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered care through the Section of Oncology in our Mancester, New Hampshire location. This is a full time, benefited, salaried position. This role assesses and manages the healthcare needs and problems within their specialty area, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention as well as the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness. Functions as part of the provider team to provide care to the department’s panel of patients and, once probationary period is completed, may have a defined panel of patients who identify the APRN as their primary care provider.
Assesses physical and psychosocial health status of patient and family by taking health histories and conducting comprehensive physical examinations.
Orders appropriate diagnostic/screening tests to evaluate patient’s current health status.
Formulates diagnosis and implement treatment plan to manage acute illness and stable chronic illness consulting with and making a referral to physician colleagues and other health care providers as indicated.
Consults and collaborates with a department physician or appropriate specialist to plan and manage the care for patients with unstable or complex acute or chronic illness. Facilitates transfer of patient to the primary care physician when the complexity of care exceeds scope of practice.
Evaluates patient’s progress during follow up visits and implement revised plan of care.
Prescribes and/or dispenses medication.
Provides patient education with emphasis on the promotion of health and wellness and the prevention of illness and disability.
Provides guidance and counseling for both individuals and families.
Demonstrates patient advocacy that insures the patient’s right to privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent.
Serves as a mentor for new APNs, nursing students, and department nursing staff.
Assumes responsibility to renew APRN license in a timely manner and maintain DEA registration.
Attends continuing education programs to ensure ongoing professional growth and development to meet licensure requirements.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Graduate of an accredited APRN program.
NCCPA certification or board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Eligible for APRN licensure in the State of New Hampshire.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: APRN
About Dartmouth - Hitchcock
How can the lifestyle in New Hampshire and Vermont compliment your career? You can have amazing 4-season living with a career at one of the top health systems in the country. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. Throughout New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without ...regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.