APN, Cancer Center
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: September 21, 2023
APN, Cancer Center
JTCC Third Floor
Hackensack University Med Cntr
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
No Weekends Required
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
No Holidays Required
The APN performs the role utilizing the patient-centered
coordinated care model demonstrated through the following
competencies: leadership, direct clinical practice,
consultation/collaboration, coaching/guiding, research, and ethical
Leadership 1. Participates in decisions affecting APRN practice and
in opportunities to advance nursing practice within the
institution. 2. Seeks opportunities to promote HackensackUMC APRN
practice recognition locally, nationally, and internationally at
conferences, round table discussions, manuscript publications in
journals and texts, and conference presentations (poster and
podium). 3. Provides excellence in the patient experience through
modeling Service Excellence Standards. 4. Communicates a shared
vision with the department of patient care and the department of
specialty practice. 5. Participates in APRN interviewing,
credentialing, and peer review process as requested. 6.
Participates in a minimum of one professional specialty
organization. 7. Supports the nursing blueprint by providing
evidence of practice outcomes. 8. Displays support of the
institutional pillars through systems management, change
management, and scholarly practices. 9. Ensures consistency with
HackensackUMC nursing protocols, standards of care, and
accomplishment of disease specific quality indicators.
Evidence-based Practice (direct clinical practice) 10. Applies
evidence and value-based practices to achieve positive outcomes for
patients and families. 11. Evaluates patient/family transition of
care planning for resource utilization, cost, quality, and
promotion of self-management for chronic health maintenance. 12.
Demonstrates clinical expertise by utilizing advanced assessment
and leadership skills. 13. Evaluates current protocols and
standards of care for translation of 'best practice' into clinical
practice. 14. Provides culturally diverse and educationally
appropriate health management education. 15. Facilitates
patient-centered coordinated care through participation at daily
interdisciplinary team rounds and staff RN patient rounding. 16.
Supports organizational and department of patient care strategies
through annual professional cascading goals. 17. Coordinates the
development of evidenced-based practice protocols and standards of
care that include interventions and treatments to achieve desired
outcomes. 18. Aligns practices with the organizational pillars. 19.
Analyzes patterns of variance in practice and makes recommendations
for evidence based practice changes to improve patient outcomes.
20. Serves as a clinical resource to nursing staff,
patients/families, and other multidisciplinary team members across
the continuum to evaluate complex patients and identify appropriate
interventions and evaluation of outcomes. 21. Identifies practice
gaps and initiates practice changes supportive of evidence-based
practice 'best practices' with nursing staff within area of
practice and population. 22. Participates in policy/procedure
reviews for updating with current evidence-based and value-based
practices. Consultation/Collaboration 23. Acts as a resource to
staff for addressing clinical, process, and system opportunities
for improvement which promote excellence in care and clinical
outcomes. 24. Serves as a member of organizational and departmental
meetings, work-groups, and committees as requested representing
APRNs and/or the department of patient care. 25. Builds credibility
with medical staff as nursing experts for patient care, quality of
care, and the profession of nursing. 26. Collaborates with medical
staff leaders to support nursing-led protocols to enhance the
nurse's ability to function at their highest level of education and
skill applying 'lean' system and change management principles. 27.
Acts as a mentor for APRN and graduate students of other
disciplines. 28. Acts as a clinical resource for evidence based
practice. 29. Identifies educational needs of patients/families and
collaborates with other multidisciplinary team members to implement
appropriate teaching materials. Coaching/Guiding 30. Coaches
nursing and other disciplines on applying evidence-based and
value-based care. 31. Participates in enhancing RN practice,
applying expert clinical skills, through staff RN patient rounding
and making recommendations for improvement in inter-shift
'hand-off' communications for assessments, nursing quality
indicators, and core measure assessments. 32. Facilitates,
coordinates, and participates in formal or informal nursing
educational programs as clinical experts. 33. Creates a shared
vision for patient and family-centered care by applying shared
governance concepts to engage staff and other disciplines in
decision-making. 34. Promotes a collaborative work environment
which supports the organizational mission, behavior expectations,
values, and pillars (quality, people, finance, growth, and
service). Research 35. Utilizes and disseminates relevant research
findings through clinical practice, education or consultation. 36.
Promotes innovation within clinical practice by seeking
opportunities to bring new clinical knowledge into practice. 37.
Actively engages in research as a primary investigator or co-
investigator. 36. Acts as a mentor and or reviewer for research
proposals. 37. Disseminates research findings to enhance the
practice of nursing by participating as presenters at conferences
locally, nationally, and internationally and through publications.
Ethical decision-making 38. Identifies ethical care issues and
coordinates interdisciplinary collaborative meetings to resolve
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Graduate of
an NLN/AACN accredited program in nursing. 2. Master's degree. 3.
Maintains clinical competencies through participating in continuing
educational programs (contact hours per years), and clinical
practice as mandated by Board of Nursing and national certification
body. 4. Experience in relevant patient care setting or as
regulations dictate. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Preferred: Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. NJ State
Professional Registered Nurse License. 2. Advance Practice Nurse
License. 3. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.
4. Maintains certification as APN in New Jersey. 5. Maintains
National or Board Certification as appropriate in area of
specialty. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
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