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Navigation and Survivorship Nurse Specialist - Goldschmidt Cancer Center

Company: Capital Region Medical Center
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Position Purpose: This position provides both direct patient care and comprehensive coordination of the patients, oncologists, surgeons, and primary care providers through verbal and electronic communication, treatment summaries and survivorship care plans. By facilitating access and flow through the system, maximum desired patient and provider satisfaction and clinical outcomes are achieved. This role provides patients holistic education on procedures, disease process, prevention, surveillance, late and side effects of treatment and psychosocial effects. Cross-training to clinic visits and infusion center is required. This position acts in accordance with the Missouri Nurse Practice Act and Capital Region Medical Center's policies and standards.

Principal Accountabilities and Essential Duties:

Service - Demonstrates positive customer service and interdepartmental relations

Displays empathy and understanding through skilled listening

Takes responsibility, shows initiative and demonstrates follow-through

Respects privacy and confidentiality of patients, team members and medical record

Acts as a team player to achieve desired goal

Acts in a professional manner to positively represent the facility to patients and the public

Utilizes clear and timely communication to keep patients and other departments informed

Participates in educational and community events aligning with strategic plan objectives

Maintains cooperative relationships with external agencies

Quality - Possesses and upholds continuous quality improvement principles

Utilizes good problem-solving techniques to establish priorities and deploy nursing care in appropriate sequence

Utilizes evidence-based practice consistently

Follows approved body mechanics, universal precautions, OSHA and all other facility approved guidelines

Accepts constructive criticism and provides as requested

Creates comprehensive care plan for discharge to achieve optimal level of function/independence

Collaborates with entire healthcare team for treatment decisions and assists to arrange services and referrals

Performs and documents comprehensive patient assessments, including distress, fall risk, IV sites, and wounds

Communicates changes in a patients condition to physician and documents

Administers and documents medications, as well as an adverse reactions in risk management software

Provides patient and family education on medication and disease process by teach-back method and documents

Manages physician orders timely in various electronic health record software

Completes and documents all telephone encounters and medication refill requests

Track data and outcomes to present as requested

Attends tumor conferences as required

Attends scheduled meetings and in-services and completes facility required competencies annually

Maintains necessary education and other requirements for licensures and certifications

Participates with waived testing per department policy

Other duties as assigned

Finance - Maintains fiscal responsibilities utilizing sound principles

Demonstrates cost consciousness by monitoring supply usage/waste

Demonstrates cost consciousness through time management of shift responsibilities

Education: Associates Degree

Certification/Licensure: RN (BSN; Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification; OCN Preferred)

Experience: 1-3 years of technical experience

Keywords: Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City , Navigation and Survivorship Nurse Specialist - Goldschmidt Cancer Center, Other , Jefferson City, Missouri

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