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ONCOLOGY COORDINATOR

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Cancer Center

Full-time

Day

7:30-5

Job Purpose:

 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.

Education:

 Bachelor degree in Nursing preferred

Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred):

 Current CPR

 OCN 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

 

Job Roles:

·         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. - 

 

One of the best places to work in North Texas just keeps getting better. Methodist Dallas Medical Center is home to the new Charles A. Sammons Tower, dedicated to emergency, trauma, and critical care. Our Level 1 Trauma Center, one of only three in Dallas County, features a rapid CT scanner for trauma and emergency imaging. We offer an advanced primary stroke center and a transplant center for adult liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants. Founded in 1927, Methodist Dallas is Methodist Health System's largest hospital, with 585 private rooms. It is one of the leading teaching and referral hospitals in Texas, and it offers an exciting, demanding, and fulfilling career for professionals, where you can work with complex, high-acuity cases. Other expertise includes:

  • The nation's first hospital certified by The Joint Commission for pancreatic surgery and the first in Texas certified for pancreatic cancer treatment.
  • Hip and knee joint replacement programs, certified by The Joint Commission.
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation NCDR ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award for excellence in heart attack care.
  • Methodist Health System believes its greatest asset is the team members in our organization that values and encourages diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. These are our guiding principles:

    Mission:

    To improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care.

    Vision for the Future

    To be the trusted provider of integrated quality health care in North Texas.

    Core Values

    Methodist Health System core values reflect our historic commitment to Christian concepts of life and learning:


    Servant Heart - compassionately putting others first
    Hospitality - offering a welcoming and caring environment
    Innovation - courageous creativity and commitment to quality
    Noble - unwavering honesty and integrity
    Enthusiasm - celebration of individual and team accomplishment
    Skillful - dedicated to learning and excellence

    We know that employees who are happy, healthy, and fulfilled take better care of patients. We also know that caring for our employees as individuals makes us a better organization. Our benefits include:

    • Medical plan choices
    • Pharmacy coverage
    • Dental and vision plans
    • AD&D insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Flexible spending account
    • Paid time off
    • Extended illness benefits
    • Wellness program
    • Weight management, tobacco cessation, and prenatal programs
    • Basic and volunteer life insurance
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Retirement plans with matched contributions
    • Leave of absence
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Adoption assistance
    • Employee discounts
    • And more.