| The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) team. The position will be employed through University Pediatricians, the medical practice plan for Wayne State University’s Department of Pediatrics and in affiliation with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. University Pediatricians offers a competitive salary and benefit compensation plan. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is located in the charming area of Midtown Detroit, http://www.livemidtown.org/ |
The NP is an integral member of the BMT team. The BMT team consists of 5 physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, a nurse coordinator, outpatient clinic nurse, quality manager, and other interdisciplinary support staff. He/she is an autonomous practitioner in collaboration with a physician in the care of both inpatient and outpatient BMT patients. The NP is accountable for making clinical judgments using independent and interdependent decision-making skills for patients undergoing autologous, allogeneic, and umbilical cord blood transplantation.
The NP utilizes his/her skills as an advanced practice nurse to care for patients across the care continuum. Currently, there are 2 NP positions that alternate inpatient and outpatient care. The NP has direct responsibility in collaboration with the physician for the management of the BMT patients who are medically complex.
These responsibilities include documentation in EMR, placing medical orders, consulting with other specialties, and interpreting appropriate diagnostic laboratory tests. While caring for the inpatients, the NP should or will develop an understanding of the BMT process, including types of BMT, chemotherapy administration and its side effects, complications related to BMT, and other acute complications. While caring for the outpatients, the NP should or will develop an understanding of care of the BMT patient post transplant, including complications related to BMT, re-immunization, late effects to therapy, and collaboration of care with both medical and psychosocial disciplines.
The nurse practitioner also functions as a consultant, educator, researcher, resource and role model for patients, families, the community, and other health care providers. The nurse practitioner evaluates the quality of care rendered; analyzes and promotes system changes to enhance quality of care and organizational effectiveness/efficiency; conducts/utilizes research to promote health and improve health care delivery. The nurse practitioner assumes responsibility for his/her own professional development. Appropriate privileges are required to prescribe pharmacological and medical interventions.