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Cancer Community Outreach Clinical APP Coordinator

Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Clinic

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Job Summary:
Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute is currently seeking an APRN PA Coordinator to support develop and lead strategic initiatives within Taussig's Community Outreach program. The APP Coordinator would help lead and develop community outreach team members, build relationships with community stakeholders, and develop programming for external Cleveland Clinic partners within our Ohio 21 county catchment area. The Coordinator would work to improve cancer education, surveillance, and cancer outcomes within our underserved urban and rural communities. Job duties include: community education, coordinating and implementing health and wellness programming at variety of sites, both internal and external, urban and rural and assist in providing clinical services to the surrounding communities. The main responsibility is to continuously strive to improve the health status of our surrounding communities. Skills and Abilities: Position requires an excellent communicator, including speaking and listening skills, a high degree of initiative, a good ability to assess and identify patient needs, a genuine interest in disparities and the underserved communities, interpret community health assessments, health education and screening. An understanding of multicultural diversity and educational levels within the community, and a willingness to participate and present appropriate programming are vital as well. Applicants should have a willingness and flexibility of working hours to accommodate program schedule. The job would be structured as 40% clinical and 60% administrative. This position would also support the strategic initiatives of the APRN/PA Director at Taussig. Minimum of 2 year outpatient clinical experience and 2 years of leadership are required. Previous oncology and/or primary care experience is preferred.
Oversees the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant function at the institution of practice. May assist administration with scheduling, and review of APRN/PA duties and responsible for ensuring appropriate utilization of APRN/PA's throughout the organization. Functions as an APRN/PA in collaboration with a Physician.
- Job Responsibilities:
- Oversees APRN/PA's practice within the department/hospital/institute.
- With the supervision of the Administration, assists with the hiring, orientation, reviewing, scheduling, supervising and training of APRN/PA's.
- Schedules and assigns Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants to maintain appropriate staffing and coverage.
- Develops and implements competencies for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants (with assistance from the APRN/PA Directors).
- Attends assigned meetings.
- Communicates any new or updated information from Administration.
- Conducts thorough medical histories, performs complete physical examinations based upon the age and patient history as per the Standard Care Arrangement with a collaborating physician.
- Identifies significant health and medical risk factors.
- Orders, interprets and evaluates laboratory test and other diagnostic studies to assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
- Develops a diagnosis by analyzing and synthesizing collected data.
- In collaboration with the physician, develops a treatment plan along with the patient and significant others.
- Performs diagnostic or therapeutic interventions consistent with certification, law and Cleveland Clinic privileges.
- Prescribes and monitors medications as allowed by prescriptive authority through the applicable state Board of Nursing and CCF policy.
- Educates patients regarding their disease, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards.
- Performs routine procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, managing simple conditions produced by infection or trauma, assisting in the management of more complex illness and injury which may include assisting surgeons in conducting operations and taking initiative in performing evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to life-threatening situations, as privileged by CCF Credentialing Board.
- Performs specialized procedures as per delineation of privilege.
- Other duties as assigned. Education:
- PA: Graduate of an A.R.C.-approved Physician Assistant Program.
- Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies and/or applicable state licensure through the State Medical Board for certificate to practice.
- APRN: Effective 05/01/2014: MSN required upon hire or within 5 years of hire for external hires and internal hires moving from a non-APRN licensed role to an APRN licensed role.
- Applicable state licensed through the State Medical Board for certificate to practice. Certifications:
- APRN: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in applicable state.
- National certification as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by nationally accredited organization recognized by state Board of Nursing, current licensure by applicable state Board of Nursing, (including certificate to prescribe if applicable).
- Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through the American Heart Association (AHA); or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may be required based upon work setting.
- PA: Current certification as a Physician Assistant through the NCCPA (or successor).
- Must have Prescriptive authority or eligible to apply for licensure to prescribe from the State Medical Board within the first 6 months of hiring.
- Must have a Physician Supervision Agreement (listed on State Medical Board website) and/or signed addendum to Physician Supervision Agreement.
- Must be privileged by CCF's Credentialing Board.
- If candidate has held a license to prescribe within another jurisdiction and needs to obtain a Master's degree in order to apply for CT prescribe from applicable state, the candidate will be subject for review for eligibility for hiring within our system.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required based upon work setting. Competencies (Complexity of Work):
- Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated competency and the ability to perform advanced assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan development, and invasive procedures as per clinical privileges.
- Ability to interact effectively with all members of the Institute/department/hospital and other Cleveland Clinic employees at all levels.
- Strong planning and organizational skills.
- Working knowledge of computers and data base programs. Work Experience:
- Minimum one year clinical experience with previous supervisory experience preferred.
- Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the area of specialization. Physical Requirements:
- Ability to stand for long periods of time.
- Requires extensive walking, sitting and stair climbing.
- Manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to perform physical examinations.
- Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to a normal range.
- Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.
- May require exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
- IDT31182
- Job Classifications
- 20.14 - Professionals - Advanced Practice Nurses (EEO-1 Job Categories-United States of America)
- Job Family
- Advanced Practice Leadership
- Grade
- Grade 16
The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.
Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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