Nurse Coordinator (RN), Thoracic Oncology (Nurse Navigator) (53712)

Stanford Health Care

Palo Alto,CA  

2020-01-22 2020-02-21
rn administration nursing hospital

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**Nurse Coordinator (RN), Thoracic Oncology (Nurse Navigator) (53712)**



+ Job Type:Full Time

+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

+ Shift:Days

+ Hours in Shift:10

+ Location:Palo Alto, CA

+ Req:53712



**Job Description**



Nurse Coordinator (RN), Thoracic Oncology (Nurse Navigator)

Full-Time, 10 Hour Days



The Nurse Coordinator (RN), Thoracic Oncology (Nurse Navigator) is a licensed registered professional nurse who is a clinical expert and actively promotes the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions. The navigator has expertise in a specialty nursing area and specific patient populations. The navigator role crosses care settings to promote health and healing for a specific patient population. The primary focus of the role is to improve access, timeliness to treatment, and care coordination within the healthcare organization. Key job responsibilities in accessing and triaging all new incoming referrals, completing a telephone intake interview, ensuring new patients are scheduled appropriate multidisciplinary provider, at the appropriate location, in the appropriate time frame, with appropriate medical records.



The Nurse Coordinator (RN), Thoracic Oncology (Nurse Navigator) describes a variety of specialized nursing positions that provide assistance in planning, coordinating, and delivering patient care for selected patient populations across the continuum of care using the nursing process, ensuring compliance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Nurse Coordinators provide coordination and care of patients requiring assistance and support in accessing and managing their health care needs (e.g., cardiac and cancer patients). They collaborate with other health care providers to ensure continuity of care and coordination of a wide variety of patient services. They will use performance improvement methodology to design data collection systems / processes and identify opportunities to improve care / service for patients.



Responsibilities include:



-Coordinating patient contact, patient education, and preparing patients/families for procedures/tests in collaboration with the health care team



-Collaborating with others to ensure continuity of care and coordination of a wide variety of patient services; identifying opportunities to improve patient care services



-Assisting clinic management to identify and develop operational needs for the clinic and to improve patient care services; and they may provide direct patient care



-Collaborates with inpatient and other Clinic staff to develop informational/educational materials appropriate for the patient population



-Develops, plans, and evaluates workshops, staff training/orientation and conferences



-Assesses learning needs of patient populations and develops curriculum accordingly



-Participates in formal and informal evaluation of staff competency



-Communicates with patients and their relatives to explain diagnostic and therapeutic measures related to condition, provide instruction, and promote participation in patient care



-Coordinates activities of nursing staff with other personnel and services engaged in caring for patients



-Schedules physicians to ensure efficient use of time



-Develops and implements processes / procedures to promote effective and efficient use of resources



-Assists with implementation of new programs and assists with efforts to promote the service to other health care professionals and to the public



-Coordinates and participates in the delivery of safe, competent, compassionate age and specialty appropriate nursing care to a specified patient population



-Serves as a liaison between groups of providers and/or care settings to ensure continuity of patient care



-Facilitates access and communication when multiple services / agencies are involved



-Collaborates with case managers and others to provide patient care



-Serves as a consultant to nursing staffs, medical staff, and other health care providers in care of the specified patient population



-Coordinates operations, develops and implements process/procedures to promote effective and efficient use of resources



-Assists in implementation of new programs and assists with efforts to promote the service to other health care professionals and to the public



-Demonstrates leadership by inspiring others to achieve their best and acknowledging the positive contributions of staff in the manner they wish to receive it



-Promotes team building



-Develops project plans including major tasks, resources and time lines



-Revises project plan when required and documents progress of project



-Provides pertinent information on projects to key stakeholders and others



-Establishes/interprets Standards of Care and protocols



-Applies organization's methodology to Performance Improvement projects



-Utilizes results of quality assurance and research to identify opportunities for performance improvement



-Keeps staff informed about Clinic Performance Improvement and Service Improvement efforts



-Identifies and defines problem situations considering all perspectives in terms of scope and consequences



-Develops ideas and evaluates solutions to identified problems



-Interprets and enforces Infection Prevention and Safety policies



-Reports unsafe conditions immediately



-Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems



-Maintains confidentiality and documents clinical information accurately and completely and within the specified time



-Designs system for data collection to be used for clinical or operations performance measurements and/or research projects



-Prepare for patient visit by collecting test results, old records and other reports and provides telephone triage for patient calls



-Maximizes productivity by focusing on goals, purpose and priorities



-Completes written reports and projects within appropriate time frames



-Reviews tasks, sets priorities, and revises plans for effective time management.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.



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**Qualifications**



Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.



-Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from an accredited college/university

-Valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license

-Minimum of 5 years nursing experience

-2 to 3 years oncology experience in area of specialty

-2 to 3 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience in case management, ambulatory care coordination, or other related experience relevant to the specific patient population navigating



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