Covenant Health

Job Title
Thompson Oncology Group
Department Name
Thompson Oncology - West


Thompson Oncology Group


Senior Nurse Practitioner - Medical Oncology 

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift 

Mon-Friday 8:00-4:30 with some rounding at Park West Medical Center.


The healthcare professionals at Thompson Oncology Group are leaders in cancer care. Our physicians have access to proven drug-based treatments and the latest clinical trial medicines to assure each patient receives the most effective treatment. Locations include Knoxville, Maryville, Morristown, Oak Ridge, Sevierville, Harriman, and Lenoir City. For more information visit .



Position Summary: 

The Senior Oncology Nurse Practitioner is a highly specialized APRN focused on providing comprehensive cancer care to Thompson Oncology Group (TOG) patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The Oncology Nurse Practitioner (ONP) will provide care to hematology-oncology patients in collaboration with and under the supervision of their supervising physician. As a member of the TOG provider team, the ONP will follow established treatment protocols in their practice. The ONP will be a primary representative of the TOG provider team in the community and amongst our referring partners and will be expected to display professionalism, communicate clearly, and be an excellent collaborator in support of patients. The ONP can expect a dynamic daily clinic where patients may require anything from primary care services to complex chemotherapy side effect management.Occasionally may need to travel to other Thompson Oncology locations. 


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || 865-374-5403 ||


  • Triage telephone calls from patients, physicians, hospitals, and home health and hospice agencies requiring medical intervention, collaborating with physician(s) as necessary.
  • Performs evaluation and treats acute patient problems, including but not limited to oncologic emergencies, chemotherapy related side effects, and complications from cancer diagnoses.
  • Consults with physician and other medical specialties as necessary; adjusts processes as indicated
  • Performs history, physical examination, analyzes data for appropriate diagnosis and treatment, initiates plans of care for inpatient and office consults in collaboration with the physician, and follows previously established plans of care for both oncology and hematology patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
  • Identifies health hazards in the patient’s environment, as well as patient risk factors. Identifies and considers the cultural patterns, economic status and patient resources in plan of care. Collaborates with social services, nurse navigation, and dietary services to provide holistic patient care.
  • Provides routine follow-up examinations and makes recommendations for adjustments to plans of care, as appropriate.
  • Refers patient to appropriate services when complexity exceeds the scope of practice of the practitioner.
  • Provides pre-treatment chemotherapy education to patients and their families in the office setting.
  • Provides education to office staff as needed.
  • Assists with preparation, administration, and supervision of chemotherapy as staff and physician coverage may require.
  • Assists with office medical procedures as required.
  • Provides first call coverage and assist with morning or evening hospital rounds as required. Serves as a point-person for the oncology group in the inpatient setting.
  • Collaborates with physician to formulate and review medical protocols.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records.
  • Documents patient history of present illness, review of systems, physical assessment, and plan of care in the patient’s medical record based off of office visit findings.
  • Responsible for conducting periodic review of policy and procedures.
  • Serves as a resource person for other staff personnel.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Serves on various committees pertinent to oncology within the Covenant Health System, such as Commission on Cancer and the pharmacy and therapeutics committee
  • First responder to infusion related emergencies or reactions in the on-site infusion center.



Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience: Minimum of eight (8) years of Oncology experience as a Nurse Practitioner required.


Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain certification by American Nurses Association or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult, Family or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Must meet State of Tennessee requirements as a Nurse Practitioner. Basic life support (BLS) certification required. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification preferred. Certification as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner by the Oncology Nursing Society required.


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