The Oncology Care Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of patient care across the continuum under the auspices of physician's prescribed plan of care, national oncology guidelines, and within the scope of nursing practice. Educates/provides information and supports clients and patients to guide and facilitate understanding of treatment plans prescribed by licensed independent practitioners and/or within scope of nursing practice. The care coordinator, as a patient advocate, guides and supports patients/families throughout the cancer care and survivorship experience.
Provides education, information and resources about the cancer type and it treatment options at the initial consult and throughout the continuum of care
Lends support during consultation with a surgical oncologist, medical oncologist, and/or a radiation oncologist, provides support during unexpected hospitalization, complications, or setbacks
Provides caring, individual attention, compassion, and empathy to the patient and their family
Assess new oncology patient referrals to identify clinical needs, issues, financial resources, and care goals
Obtain appropriate records and test results for proper patient evaluation
Assists patient in making and coordinating appointments in the proper order
Provides continued assessment of patient care management needs through frequent communication with physicians and keeps others on the care team updated on patient status and treatment strategy
Prioritize care management activities in order of greatest patient need and system need to achieve optimum quality and cost outcomes
Formulates plans to address the continuing needs of the patient following treatment in conjunction with the patient, the payer and available resources and makes appropriate referrals, and utilizes available community resources as needed
Assures new patient standardized orders are updated and monitors for deviations
Develops and implements plan for teaching and assists in tracking outcomes
Develop quality improvement/patient satisfaction for reporting key information;
Nurse call-back results
Patient satisfaction results
Provides education, information and resources about the cancer type and its treatment options at the initial consult throughout the continuum of care
Develops and updates new cancer patient guidebooks with the interdisciplinary physician team
Supports needs of the DHS community in relation to cancer education, screening and prevention
Serves as clinical resource to assist in development of outreach strategies and community education
Participates in community health fairs and education events
Bachelors in Nursing
Minimum two (2) years of diversified, progressive oncology nursing experience in acute care and/or outpatient setting within the cancer care continuum.
Maryland license in good standing as a Registered Nurse
At Dimensions we value your commitment to deliver and support exceptional patient care. You deserve and we provide a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package that supports and improves the health of you and your dependents, provides financial security and helps you balance your work and personal life. For qualified employees these include:
Other voluntary benefits including: life insurance, AD&D, Short/long-term disability and more
Employer contributions to a 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan (matching available)
Bonuses for eligible professional certifications and re-certifications.
DIMENSIONS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. DECISIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ARE NOT BASED ON RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, GENETIC INFORMATION, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED STATUS.