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OptumCare Cancer Care of Nevada is looking for a Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner to provide psychosocial services to our patients. The position will be that of care provider and Psychosocial service department lead. The incumbent will work with physician leaders, interdisciplinary teams and operations to develop and implement the program as part of our commitment to providing full continuum of cancer care in our world class oncology center.
The Oncology Psychosocial Coordinator Nurse Practitioner will fulfill a number of duties, encompassed under the scope of psychological practice, to enhance the cancer patient's experience, and to strengthen the goals of the Cancer Patient Support Services program. They will work closely with the Supportive Care oncology team and oncologists to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes of cancer patients and their caregivers by addressing their emotional, psychological, cognitive and social needs. The Nurse Practitioner will conduct psychological assessments, provide individual and group counseling, and provide consultation and treatment of psychiatric disorders and emotional conditions in patients with cancer. They act as a patient/family advocate in navigating the healthcare system and facilitate team support of identified cancer patient and family needs through ongoing communication with multi-disciplinary OptumCare Cancer Care physicians and providers. Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific differences in the cancer patient population, including adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes: psychological and developmental differences unique to each group.
OptumCare Cancer Care of Nevada is committed to offering patients compassion, innovation, and high-quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
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OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare's support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Job Keywords: AOCNP, PMHNP, oncology nurse practitioner, psychosocial coordinator