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Nurse Practitioner Rounder-Oncology Hospital

Primary Location Portland, Oregon Job Number 1078407 Date posted 06/24/2022
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Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Must have flexibility to provide follow up care for oncology patients in both acute and ambulatory patient settings. Assess and diagnose oncology patients, and formulate and implement treatment plans, addressing complex medical conditions. Admit and discharge inpatients, write all needed orders and complete discharge summary within electronic health record during hospital rotation. Round on inpatient oncology patients Monday through Friday, although may share weekend rounding in the future. Document follow-up notes, monitor chemotherapy infusion, identify and treat adverse reactions and effects of therapy. Provide pre and post procedure education, including comprehensive discussions of complex diagnostic and treatment options. Perform exams and provide f/u care; order diagnostic studies and medications, schedule procedures, and provide follow-up.
  • Flexibility for independently seeing outpatients in clinic and returns (complete management) for specific oncology diseases and/or conditions to be determined by department chief. Requires flexibility for urgent, unscheduled backup to oncologists for both inpatients and outpatients. May require flexibility to drive from one site to another during the course of a business day.
  • Independently perform bone marrow aspirations, and other procedures as determined. Performs other duties as requested.
  • The above care must be documented in writing in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. All medical care must be provided in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician) and State licensing.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    • Minimum three (3) years of experience as an NP with at least six (6) months of oncology experience within the last three (3) years.


    • Graduate of approved A.N.A. Nurse Practitioner program or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure.

    License, Certification, Registration

    • Current Oregon AND Washington RN license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.

    • Current Oregon AND Washington state NP license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months..

    • National Certification for N.P.

    • Prescribing registration at time of hire.

    • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

    • Taxonomy Code required prior to employment start date.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Thorough and working knowledge of Oncology diseases and conditions and their treatment.

    • Thorough and working knowledge of chemotherapy, with particular emphasis on bone marrow aspiration.

    • Working knowledge of state health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations.

    • Important to know limitations and when to refer patients to the Oncologist.

    • Ability to assess, diagnose and plan effective treatment for oncology diseases and conditions.

    • Excellent procedure skills, especially with bone marrow aspiration.

    • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large physician and support staff.

    • Recognition of normal and abnormal anatomy.

    • Writing orders.

    • Protocols for blood transfusions, fluid balance, oral intake, bowel and urinary care, IV narcotic and other pain management.

    • Post-op protocols for prophylaxis for DVT, mobilization, therapy.

    • Knowledge of UM requirements for hospitals.

    • Understanding of capabilities of ancillary and support services both IP and OP.

    • Knowledge of documentation and coding requirements for both IP and OP.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience in Oncology setting.

    • Minimum five (5) years as Oncology N.P.

    • Minimum five (5) years of acute care inpatient experience, with emphasis on Oncology procedures.


    • Floating NP for oncology, central interstate, Skyline, Longview, Salmon creek and potential for others in the future.

    Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Central Interstate Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: W05|AFT|Local 5017 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Interstate - Central Med Ofcs - Oncology-Clinical Nurse - 1008 Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.