Staff Nurse Coordinator Oncology
Responsible for offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. Using the nursing process, an Oncology Nurse Coordinator provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer care continuum.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
- Master’s degree in Nursing
- Minimum Five (5) years of experience in oncology practice in diverse levels of care is required (days cases, infusions, inpatient, clinics, radiation oncology, bone marrow etc.)
- Nurse Navigator experience in oncology in a tertiary setting
- Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Re-visit record collection and multidisciplinary visit coordination, patient education, pre-chemo teaching and pre-chemo coordination, post-chemo evaluation and coordination, symptom mgmt., post discharge (ED or hospitalization) assessment and coordination
- Improve patient outcomes of patients with cancer through staying abreast with latest evidence based practice extensive knowledge, specialized skills, and good clinical judgment
- Recognizes and addresses numerous complications that occur during and after treatment
- Provides consultation and collaborates with physicians, nurses and other health care team members to develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan of care
- Coordinates diagnostics, procedures and specialist appointments
- Develops and implements performance improvement activities related to Joint Commission International and other cancer accreditation bodies
- Educates and/or organizes educational activities for caregivers to keep current with ONS recommendations and updated standards of care
- Ensuring prompt drug availability, referrals, scheduling at infusion center, etc.