Oncology Nurse Navigator

Location
Cheverly, MD
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jul 06, 2017
Ref
3282
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time

The Oncology Care Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of patient care across the continuum under the auspices of physician's prescribed plan of care, national oncology guidelines, and within the scope of nursing practice.  Educates/provides information and supports clients and patients to guide and facilitate understanding of treatment plans prescribed by licensed independent practitioners and/or within scope of nursing practice.  The care coordinator, as a patient advocate, guides and supports patients/families throughout the cancer care and survivorship experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides education, information and resources about the cancer type and it treatment options at the initial consult and throughout the continuum of care
  • Lends support during consultation with a surgical oncologist, medical oncologist, and/or a radiation oncologist, provides support during unexpected hospitalization, complications, or setbacks
  • Provides caring, individual attention, compassion, and empathy to the patient and their family
  • Assess new oncology patient referrals to identify clinical needs, issues, financial resources, and care goals
  • Obtain appropriate records and test results for proper patient evaluation
  • Assists patient in making and coordinating appointments in the proper order
  • Provides continues assessment of patient care management needs through frequent communication with physicians and keeps others on the care team updated on patient status and treatment strategy
  • Prioritize care management activities in order of greatest patient need and system need to achieve optimum quality and cost outcomes
  • Formulates plans to address the continuing needs of the patient following treatment in conjunction with the patient, the payer and available resources and makes appropriate referrals, and utilizes available community resources as needed
  • Assures new patient standardized orders are updated and monitors for deviations
  • Develops and implements plan for teaching and assists in tacking outcomes
  • Develop quality improvement/patient satisfaction for reporting key information;
    • Nurse call-back results
    • Patient satisfaction results
    • Complications
    • Call backs
  • Provides education, information and resources about the cancer type and its treatment options at the initial consult throughout the continuum of care
  • Develops and updates new cancer patient guidebooks with the interdisciplinary physician team
  • Supports needs of the DHS community in relation to cancer education, screening and prevention
  • Serves as clinical resource to assist in development of outreach strategies and community education
  • Participates in community health fairs and education events
  • Other relevant duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors in Nursing
  • Minimum two (2) years of diversified, progressive oncology nursing experience in acute care and/or outpatient setting within the cancer care continuum.
  • Maryland license in good standing as a Registered Nurse

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