New England Cancer Specialists is recruiting for a Clinic Oncology Nurse to help the patient and family navigate along the health care continuum. Will interact with patients and offer advice and counsel to patients, as well as advise physicians of patient’s needs and recommended interventions. Perform nursing assessments and triage of patient care needs over the phone and in the office. Work collaboratively with the Nurse Supervisor in carrying out day to day aspects of clinical operations, and communicate issues to the appropriate practice Nurse Supervisor, Manager or Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Point of contact for referring physicians, patients, and caregivers to assist with patient scheduling and coordination of care.
Assist physicians; conduct patient assessments.
Receive patient telephone calls and intervene appropriately for that patient’s specific needs in a timely manner. Alert physician as needed to patient needs that require physician intervention.
Follow up with patients as needed by telephone, to ensure compliance with treatment guidelines and to evaluate changing or uncertain clinical situations.
Draw blood from ports, central lines, and peripheral IV access. Perform other procedures as needed.
Ensures follow-up appointments and tests/procedures are scheduled for patients.
Maintain patient care standards and assures that patient care functions, such as assessment, treatment and documentation are completed safely and effectively.
Maintain open and effective communication with all physicians, employees and vendors.
Participate in interdisciplinary team conferences, in-services and continuing education programs, national and regional professional organizations and community sponsored programs specific to Oncology and Hematology.
Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice, and provide recommendations on practice clinical policies and processes to practice Directors.
Coordinate patient care responsibilities within the scope of the practice for licensed and unlicensed health care providers.
Demonstrates respect for life, dignity, and rights of all persons.
Travel: Very Minimal. Might need to travel to Scarborough location occasionally, on an as needed basis for coverage.
Weekends: Occasional, these positions will participate with other nurses in the weekend urgent care coverage rotation.
Bachelor degree in Nursing required.
Licensed Nurse within State of Maine required
OCN Certification Preferred
Two years of Hematology/Chemotherapy/Oncology nursing experience preferred
ONS Chemotherapy & Bio-therapy Certification required, or have ability to get certification within one year of employment.
Two - Five years plus nursing professional experience required.
Must have strong IV skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff
Must be detail oriented, strong follow-up skills, and able to manage multiple priorities.
New England Cancer Specialists is a progressive, highly successful private medical group practice. Our physician owned practice is composed of oncologists and hematologists representing nearly 50% of the cancer specialists in Maine, that practice in three locations with state-of-the-art cancer facilities (chemotherapy), integrated cancer care and access to clinical trials. Established in 1978, ...New England Cancer Specialists is celebrating its evolution into an innovative comprehensive treatment and research facility that can guide patients through all aspects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
As a a physician owned practice, New England Cancer Specialists can work collaboratively with multiple hospitals in the region. We are a QOPI certified practice that provides a full array of cancer services expected in an Oncology Medical Home. Our physicians work in three different locations in Southern Maine, and travel to clinics throughout the state to ensure care is available to those who need it. NECS also offers also provide cancer related genetic information (for family history of cancer) and related counseling. Our offices are located in Scarborough, Kennebunk and Sanford. Clinics are held in Norway and North Conway, NH.
Because it is an independent entity, New England Cancer Specialist is able to work with any hospital or primary care physician in the state, region, or country. “Any doctor can refer any patient to us here at NECS,” added Dr. Weisberg. “And we will keep a patient’s primary care physician fully informed at every step during treatment.” As a nationally recognized facility, New England Cancer Specialists maintains ongoing collaborative relationships with the best research, treatment, and academic centers across the region and the country. Physicians work out of offices in Brunswick, Scarborough and Kennebunk; and travel to clinics in Norway and North Conway, NH.
To learn more about New England Cancer Specialists, visit our website at www.newenglandcancerspecialists.org.
Voted one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine Learn about our participation as one of seven community oncology practices in the exciting COME HOME project http://www.comehomeprogram.com/index.php/come-home-practices-2/