Independently provides specialized nursing care with the primary emphasis on managing the care of identified patients with cancer. Works in conjunction with the patient's multidisciplinary care team according to agreed clinical guidelines with the objective of coordinating high quality patient care across all care delivery sites. Serves as a member of the multidisciplinary care team, composed of: surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, urologists, pathologists, psychologists, social workers, staff nurses, and a wide range of other team specialists. Provides continuity and coordination of patient care; conducts patient and professional education initiatives; hold a collaborative relationship with multidisciplinary teams, community resources and agencies.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Health System.
Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred):
Related Work Experience and Other Skills:
Ability to work as a team player
Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills
Must demonstrate ability to work independently
Participates in C.E. activities, responsible for own professional education
Promote oncology program by giving in-service to schools, church, and other professional organizations
Work Experience: 2 years Clinical Oncology Nursing experience preferred
Works with confidential patient information
· Coordination of Cancer Clinic Patient Follow-up. Maintains and updates list of patients that are waiting for surgery from the multidisciplinary oncology clinic. Coordinates and participates in the patient family education for ongoing cancer treatments and maintains proper documentation at time of consult, follow-up, and via support groups. -
· Coordination of Multidisciplinary Cancer Patients. Coordinates multidisciplinary consult process. Data entry as required for multidisciplinary patient management. Ensures all labs and radiology tests are performed. Coordinates with multi-disciplinary care team the development of the clinical care plan. Completes a comprehensive assessment, refers patient to appropriate support services. Conducts patient education. -
· Quality and Performance Improvement Responsibilities. Participates in the development of assessment tools, care management guidelines, pathways and algorithms, related to performance improvement projects. Review annually the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Algorithms and treatment guidelines for assigned disease sites, review changes with care team. Tracks patient outcomes and relevant data throughout the system. Participates in educational programs (Methodist, Community, Agency). Maintains required credentials; assumes responsibility for ongoing growth. Reviews nursing/medical journals related to area of practice for data updates. Belongs to and participates in a professional nursing and/or specialty organization. -
· z-Other duties as assigned. -