Clinical Nurse Coordinator, RN, BSN - Oncology Survivorship Program
Category: Nursing, Oncology
Job Requisition: 11110
Department: Ambulatory - Oncology Clinic
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Performs a variety of clinical and coordinating activities for the Oncology Survivorship Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi Cancer Center. Helps develop, organize and implement a survivorship clinic for patients who have completed curative oncology therapy within the guidelines of the American College of Surgeons/Commission on Cancer accreditation standards. This Coordinator facilitates timely access to practitioners, support programs and resources for life after cancer treatment needs. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Oncology Survivorship Program
Our cancer survivorship program is supported by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designed comprehensive cancer center in Washington, D.C. Our program offers cancer survivors access to compassionate and coordinated post-cancer health care planning informed by our expertise in cancer treatment-related issues. The goal of the cancer survivorship program is to provide complete care for the whole person after treatment ends. We focus on screening and education for possible side effects and conditions following our patients’ treatments.
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: BSN in Nursing required. OCN credential or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the District of Columbia.
EXPERIENCE: 4 years of relevant clinical experience. Ambulatory care and oncology experience preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Must be responsible, reliable and organized and have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work without direct supervision, remain flexible and take initiative is vital. Experience working in electronic medical record. Experience with data collection preferred.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Acts as a liaison between the survivorship program director, oncology physician team, survivorship clinician team, and primary care provider(s) for patients who have completed curative cancer therapies. Provides direct and indirect care to patients and families and objectively and systematically evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care delivery.
Responsible for the support and development of the Survivorship Clinic and activities that support the survivorship mission.
Assesses and promotes timely completion of Survivorship Care Plans with the disease teams. Acts as a resource to coordinate communications among patients, oncologists, primary care physicians, and other members of the healthcare team to support survivorship needs of patients.
Collects data to ensure that treatment summaries and survivorship care plans are delivered.
Collaborates and coordinates with physicians and all disciplines involved in the patient’s care to ensure timely progress toward the best clinical outcome in the most cost-effective manner.
Triages phone calls related to program(s). Triages patient telephone inquiries and provides consultations as needed.
Educates the cancer survivor on self-management strategies, recognizing the long-term follow-up needs of a variety of cancer diagnoses across the lifespan.
Promotes and analyzes oncology survivorship efforts to meet American College of Surgeons Certification for MGUH Cancer Program. Coordinates care that is aligned with the Commission on Cancer (COC) survivorship standard with the team to maintain and measure care metrics that will support the value of survivorship care to the organization.
Conducts ongoing assessment of the program and reports findings to program director and Cancer Committee as needed.
Acts as a resource to staff to promote the program benefits. Works with physician and nursing team to ensure education of front-line staff in how this program benefits patients and the organization as a whole. Acts as a champion of care for this patient population.
Serves to problem solve, focusing on operational issues that may impede patient outcomes in a timely manner.
Works closely with research staff to ensure collection of cost, quality and outcome data utilizing good research methodology.
Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.
The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive. This position may be used from time to time in other capacities as directed by department leadership.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.
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