Job Description

Job Title: Oncology Coordinator II (RN) - Liver Cancer Center
Job ID: 727677
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: POP23 Liver _ Pancreas Instit
Location: 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is currently hiring for a regular Full Time Oncology Coordinator II (RN) to support the Liver Cancer Center located at the Kaufmann Medical Building in Oakland/Pittsburgh, PA.

This position will work a regular Monday through Friday daylight schedule from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with some travel as needed to other clinic locations

The Oncology Coordinator II delivers nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Oncology Coordinator II, in collaboration with the Liver Cancer Center (LCC), The Starzl Transplant Institute (STI) transplant team and other health care professionals, applies competent clinical knowledge and skills to achieve quality care outcomes.

Responsibilities:
  • Assumes responsibility for day-to-day operations of the practice while continuing to function clinically when necessary. Serves as the departmental role model in all aspects of patient and community care. Oversees program and patient coordination activities to ensure program goals and objectives are achieved by providing direction to staff, maintaining efficient operations and overseeing quality of patient care provided. Develop and optimize the clinical care tools of the practice and the physicians (scheduling templates, space, staffing mix and patient care protocols) that improve the quality of the overall product delivered to the patient. Determine and flex staffing standards based on patient care needs, patient flow, medical acuity, procedures, staff skills and other clinical needs.
  • Assumes responsibility for developing, marketing and coordinating programs to provide education and enhance consumer awareness. Accountable for managing the interviewing, selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and progressive discipline process of staff. Demonstrates knowledge of adult learning principles (and/or teaching children if applicable) and applies in teaching of patients, families, students and new staff. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to effectively guide them through the episode of care both in the office setting and via phone/written communication when at home. Serves as the primary nursing liaison for the development of a total care plan to patient and family. Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues and supports shared governance through practice-based teams and structures. Organizes orientation, training, preceptor initiation, preceptor selection, preceptor training and evaluation period of new staff in department. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • Demonstrates the ability to create a shared vision that applies critical thinking skills and utilizes conceptual knowledge in the development of the departmental vision. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Establishes expectations and model behaviors that demonstrate service excellence to staff and physicians and focuses on the patient as the primary customer. Functions as a leader in practice-based shared governance, goal setting and supports the change and transition process to improve quality of care and the practice environment.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues. Resolves and manages conflict in a smooth and timely manner. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life and permits the same focus for staff members. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyle. Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • Identify potential problem areas, develop a system for objectively monitoring performance, and creatively seek solutions to foster quality improvement. Actively manages all aspects of regulatory compliance, including all outside agencies and audits as well as internal requirements, such as core competencies and training. Actively manages department or practice-specific quality improvement efforts. Identifies opportunity for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Takes personal responsibility in improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest
  • Maintain OCN Certification. Serve as a mentor to the Oncology Coordinator I staff. Participate in the hiring process by interviewing and selection of staff. Orient, train, and develop staff andComplete performance reviews and request input from Director. Conduct performance review with staff members on a timely basis. Participate in UPMC based committees. Actively participate in professional organizations and activities. Represent the Liver Cancer Center, Starzl Transplant Institute/UPMC at local, national, and international meetings.
  • Receive referrals to LCC and coordinates clinic visit and entry to UPMC system. Facilitate admission or transfer to UPMC. Collaborate with LCC team to establish and implement patient plan of care. Arrange for consultations, diagnostic procedures, hospitalizations, surgeries, and chemotherapy as ordered. Recognize potential problems, abnormal diagnostic findings and/or significant changes in patients' condition and coordinate required care. Assess patients' compliance with medications and medical regime; collaborate with LCC team to attain and maintain compliance. Implement changes in drug therapy as ordered by physician. Monitor the patients' risk related to short and long term complications of chemotherapy. Develop and institute teaching plans which address patients' and families' learning needs.Educate patient and family regarding care and responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing. 
    • BSN preferred
  • 5 years recent clinical nursing experience required.
    • 3 years clinical oncology nursing or oncology coordinator experience required. 
  •  Competence in professional oncology nursing practice. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Oncology nurse certification preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $26.64 to $44.88

Union Position: No

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