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Nurse Practitioner - Oncology Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Position Summary

As a premier cancer care provider in Florida, Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center has developed a strategy of collaborative cancer care engaging highly specialized experts providing multidisciplinary, compassionate care while treating each patient as a unique individual. The center's approach to providing the highest quality of patient care at every level is founded on a commitment to excellence and innovation, including:

  • Bringing the newest drugs and available treatments to patients through a robust clinical
    trials program
  • Being a first-in-market leader to bring leading-edge cancer technologies to Central Florida, such as a robotic-assisted endoluminal platform for minimally invasive lung biopsy, and the launch of cellular therapy and bone marrow transplant programs
  • Enhancing access to care with five treatment locations and several practice locations that enable us to deliver services deeper into communities, and expanded virtual appointment and consultation options
  • Treating the “whole” patient through holistic therapies enhanced by our Cancer Support

The home of Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center is the Charles Lewis Pavilion. Located on the downtown Orlando campus, this 10-story facility contains all ambulatory and other services required for comprehensive cancer care from diagnosis through all phases of treatment, recovery and follow up.

The nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse that helps with all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments, and consultations.


Essential Functions

  • Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of patients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal in the physical assessment; works collaboratively to formulate treatment plans.
  • Implements appropriate management based on laboratory results, physical assessment, routine diagnostic and follow-up studies, therapeutic measures, admission and discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols.
  • Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of patients.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • Demonstrates caring practices by providing a compassionate and therapeutic environment for patients and their families.
  • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues and patients' rights.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves patient care issues to foster significant improvement in patient care.
  • Dictates and documents an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintains provision of preventive health services.
  • Conducts or participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds.
  • Performs detailed history and physical examinations and documents inpatient H & P and discharge summaries (Must be reviewed and countersigned by supervising medical staff member within 24 hours and may not be substituted for physician H & P).
  • Writes or dictates reports and progress notes appropriately in the medical record,
  • Triages patients.
  • Shares clinical expertise with professional and supportive personnel and collaborates with other healthcare disciplines to ensure continuity and quality of care.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Acts as a role model and resource person for staff.
  • Participates in review and revision of policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates compliance with standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Establishes relationships with professionals of other health-related groups within the community.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication with diverse populations, including physicians, employees, patients, and families.


MN or MSN or DNP or PhD or DNS degree in nursing required.


  • ARNP license in the state of Florida.
  • After July 1, 2006, licensure applicants are required to have national advanced certification from an approved nursing specialty board.
  • Maintains current BLS certification.