NURSING-BREAST CARE PRACTITIONER – Full Time
The Breast Care Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner (APN) assesses, diagnoses, prescribes therapies, and manages the benign breast patient’s and breast cancer patient’s diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment follow up through survivorship. The Breast Care APN manages patients who present with asymptomatic or symptomatic breast complaints or are referred for concerns regarding breast and locoregional issues. The Breast Care APN initiates appropriate evaluation by examination, ordering of appropriate diagnostic studies and coaches women undergoing diagnostic breast studies and treatments, as needed. Such entities span the gamut of elective and urgent breast care, including but not limited to benign conditions such as breast pain, fibrocystic change, fibroadenomas, high risk benign disease, and breast infections, to frankly malignant breast conditions. In addition to evaluation, the breast care APN responds to patient phone calls and concerns, educates about evaluation and treatment options, facilitates necessary appointments, and provides counseling. The breast care APN is involved in post-evaluation and post-treatment follow up and care, including relaying of pathology and its implications, and facilitating referral to appropriate specialties for treatment. The Breast Care APN should be familiar with breast care treatment options and be able to counsel patients about the reasons for those referrals. The Breast Care APN will participate in the team’s postoperative management, including drain care management and removal, assessment and management of wound issues, and shall be responsible for assuring that patients receive optimal and timely education, treatment and support. The Breast Care APN will also have a survivor clinic for management of long-term cancer survivorship, maintaining continuity of care. The breast care APN shall learn from breast team members but also exhibit self-education actively in order to strive to advance their own knowledge and skills and benefit patients. The breast care APN will serve as an integral part of the breast team, and assist the team if the team is clinically occupied and a clinical need arises. The breast care APN shall maintain a collaborative relationship with members of the multidisciplinary team, be responsible for accurate and complete medical records documentation and work in collaboration with supervising physicians for the appropriate evaluation and treatment of breast patients.
The Breast Care APN
At least one to two years of surgical nursing experience, with possible breast or oncology nursing experience optimal. Graduate of approved graduate nursing program MSN or MN Clinical Specialty – Oncology. Licensed as a professional nurse in Pennsylvania; Licensed as a CRNP in Pennsylvania; AOCN or ANP Certification. Care for patients treated with breast cancer. Care for patients requiring special precautions. The position is salaried, full time/5 days per week.
Bachelors Degree : Nursing (Required)
Masters Degree : Nursing (Required)
1 Year experience in a clinical specialty practice (Preferred)
2 Years experience as a nurse practitioner (Preferred)
CRNP - PA Cert Reg Nurse Practitioner (Required)
RN-LIC - PA Registered Nurse License (Required)
PRX-AUTH - Prescriptive Authority (Required)
As one of the first cancer hospitals in the country, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been a national leader in cancer treatment, research, and prevention for more than 100 years. Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to providing the best treatment options for our patients, and delivering that care with compassion.
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