Provide both direct and indirect patient care in managing the health care needs of the Phase 1 Service patients, in alignment with PH1 Clinical Trial Protocols using advanced skills in physical exam, diagnosis, treatment. Writes medical orders (including medications, tests and invasive procedures) and may perform invasive procedures (such as skin punch biopsies), subject to internal and external rules, regulations and credentialing.
Works on the Phase 1 Service and is sub-investigator on Phase 1 Clinical Trials. Functions as a semi-autonomous practitioner working in collaboration with PH1 physician, and is directly accountable for making clinical judgments using independent and interdependent decision-making skills. Diagnostic reasoning, advanced therapeutic interventions and education are key elements in the direct provision of care using a collaborative research team model.
Serves as a consultant, educator, and PH1 sub-investigator including participation in study teleconferences to provide site-specific clinician insight on emerging patient and trial data. Evaluates patient status, consults the appropriate PH1 research protocol, assesses need for protocol compliant changes in treatment plans and consults with PH1 physician as needed.
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. Serves on PH1 team working groups and handles other PH1 service special projects as assigned. In addition, is expected to assume responsibility for ones own professional development.
Qualifications : Proven decision-making skills with resulting accountability. Experience inspiring and building confidence in others while successfully forging team-oriented relationships across functions is highly desirable.Proven provider of superb cancer patient care, both in terms of quality and service.Exceptional analytical ability to assess data, and then develop treatment plans in accordance with research protocols and prescribe medications.Strong independent judgment skills to monitor and respond to changes in patient conditions are necessary.Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, so as to effectively communicate with patients, family members, medical staff and Phase 1 team members.
For all PH1 Research NPPs :Current State of Michigan Licensure as either a Nurse Practitioner or as a Physician Assistant.State of Michigan current Controlled Substance license required.Minimum Two years clinical experience as an NP or PA required, with clinical experience in oncology strongly preferred.Experience in clinical research strongly preferred, especially in oncology early phase clinical trials.
For a Nurse Practitioner specifically:Registered nurse licensure to practice in the state of Michigan.State of Michigan Nurse Specialty Certification as a Nurse Practitioner.Master's degree in nursing required. National certification in advanced practice nursing specialty from one of the following certification bodies: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses (NCBPNPN),National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric Gynecologic Neonatal Nursing Specialties (NCCOGNS),American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP),Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC)
For a Physician Assistant specifically: Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited program for Physician Assistants, including six to twelve months of clinical internship.Certification from the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the state of Michigan.