Graduate of accredited school of nursing
2 yrs nursing exp ~ Oncology care exp preferred
Board Certification by 12/31/2015 or within two years of hire
Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills required.
Ability to access, plan, intervene, and evaluate the physical, emotional and educational needs of patients.
Knowledge of computer operations and applications required. Current RN license in the state of Illinois.
OCN preferred. Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
Ability to work with patients in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints.
Ability to demonstrate the Advocate Behaviors of Excellence at all times to all internal and external customers.
Ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion to all patients at all times.
If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.
This job exists to facilitate a timely, integrated and coordinated approach to the care of patients with a diagnosis of cancer and to provide quality nursing care for patients of the Creticos Cancer Center with cancer related health issues. The mission of the Oncology Nurse Care Coordinator is to improve patient preparedness for treatment by providing education and psychosocial support. The Oncology Nurse Care Coordinator also facilitates interaction between patients and their physicians, provides logistical support, referrals, coordination of care, and other assistance during the diagnosis and treatment planning stages (pre and post~operatively). The incumbent will serve as an advocate to assure positive customer satisfaction. The incumbent will use a multi~disciplinary approach to planning and providing care and act as a liaison to all other areas of the hospital to insure that the needs and concerns of the oncology patients are addressed.
Participates in the direct care of patients to promote positive clinical outcomes and documents in the electronic medical record per department standards.
Participates in indirect care related to patients to promote patient satisfaction, associate engagement, and physician satisfaction.
Participates in Community Education to promote growth.
Engages in professional activities to stay abreast of industry innovations and standards to assist the center with new programming to fund our future.