Oncology Nurse, RN (ON-SITE)
Medical Faculty Associates, Inc

Washington, District of Columbia

Posted in Medical and Nursing

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Position Summary

The 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 continuum. The Nurse Coordinator will be the point of contact for a specific group of patients, including hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, and/or breast cancer patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Coordination of Care

  • Perform comprehensive nursing assessment of patients within scope, in clinical areas, and via telephone in collaboration with MD/NP/PA providers
  • Communicate with MD/NP/PA regarding patient needs in a clinically appropriate and timely manner.
  • Participates in coordination of the plan of care with the multidisciplinary team
  • Collaborate with Infusion Center nurses and staff in the care and treatment of patients.
  • Serve as a liaison between the physician and the patient/family for home and hospice care.
Education of patients and caregivers
  • Assess educational needs patients and support system by taking into consideration barriers to care, and current clinical needs
  • Provides and reinforces education to patients and support system about diagnosis, treatment options, side effect management, post-treatment care, and survivorship
  • Orients and educates patients and caregivers to the cancer healthcare system, multidisciplinary team members and roles and available resources
  • Offer patient, family, and caregiver education related to symptom management, diagnosis, and treatment; develops and implements patient education materials related to same.
  • Educates and reinforces the significance of adherence with patients and caregivers regarding treatment schedules, protocols, and follow up

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
  • Requires DC Nursing License
  • OCN/BMTCN certification required within 12 months of hire date.
  • Minimum of two years experience as an oncology nurse, familiarity with vascular access devices
  • Typing and computer skills necessary
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work effectively with medical professionals at all levels including Hematology/Oncology Clinic Staff, administrative personnel in the Division of Hematology/Oncology; Unit personnel, and Social Service Workers

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