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RN Multidisciplinary Care Coordinator, Neuro Oncology

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

COVID-19 update:-- Stanford Health Care is still hiring top talent but we also have a commitment to keeping our community safe and to reduce the risk of exposure. We have modified our interviews and other hiring procedures to ensure a safe and convenient process for candidates and employees. To learn more about Stanford Health Care's response to COVID-19, please visit stanfordhealthcare.org-- RN Multidisciplinary Care Coordinator, Neuro Oncology Category Nursing Job Type Full time Job Id R213211 If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered.-- Multidisciplinary Care Coordinator (RN), Neuro Oncology Monday-Friday, 10 Hour Shifts This position is for an RN supporting the Neuro Oncology Cancer Care Program as a Multidisciplinary Care Coordinator caring for adults with CNS malignancies including, glioblastomas, astrocytomas and medulloblastomas as well as secondary CNS malignancies and patients with neurologic complications from their cancer or cancer therapies. We are looking for a collaborative and compassionate RN with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills who is excited to join our dynamic team in taking care of this complex patient population. This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The primary responsibility of Multidisciplinary Care Coordinators (MCC) in the Cancer Service Line is to serve as a coordinator of clinical care ensuring timely access and seamless coordination of services throughout the continuum of cancer care. The MCC meets with patient and families to provide emotional support, patient education, teaching, and guidance following the diagnosis of cancer through treatment, survivorship, and end stage disease, if necessary. The MCC provides clinical information, education, and shares knowledge regarding support services and resources. The MCC facilitates rapid scheduling and coordination of follow-up care. The MCC is a professional member of the multidisciplinary care team promoting optimal patient care. May provide direct patient care in emergencies.

Locations
Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto

What you will do

  • Places orders in conjunction with residents or other members of the care team for verification.
  • Receives clinical escalations from the call center during working hours.
  • Answers all clinical CRMs, faxes, emails, staff messages, and patient messages escalated by administrative and other staff.
  • Answers any non-clinical CRMs, faxes, emails, staff messages, and patient messages escalated by administrative and other staff.
  • Triage and symptom management during working hours and follow-up on issues escalated by administrative and other staff.
  • Authorizes prescription refills using a clinic refill protocol.
  • Contacts Bed Control to facilitate admission to the hospital.
  • Prepares the clinic for patients to be seen.
  • Reviews patients PROMIS Survey responses for relevant answers, assesses, and refers to appropriate supportive services (e.g., nutrition, social work, etc.).
  • Refers patients to other health care providers near their home (e.g., chemotherapy, medical oncology, etc.).
  • Attends disposition rounds, where appropriate, and updates team.
  • Visits patients in ITA where possible.
  • Visits patients on day of surgery and communicates with family.
  • Accompanies care team in patient visits.
  • Collaborates with care team about treatment plan.
  • Translates complex medical terminology and answers questions.
  • Educates patient and family members.
  • Provides support for quality of life and other issues for patients.
  • Coordination with members of Administrative Work Cell.
  • Reviews PROMIS and other patient reported outcomes.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited academic institution
    • RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure and
    • BLS - Basic Life Support certificate issued by the American Heart Association
    • Two (2) years of experience as a registered nurse (required)
    • 1+ year in ambulatory care or community health nursing (preferred)
    • Experience within oncology (preferred)
      Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Demonstrated clinical competence and advanced knowledge in area of practice
      • Demonstrated skills in teaching, communication, problem-solving, and project development/management required
      • Ability to anticipate, assess, plan for, and manage physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient and family/caregiver and provide appropriate support, comfort, and reassurance
      • Ability to apply a professional nursing code of ethics and professional guidelines to clinical practice
      • Ability to be a resource for all employees assigned area of specialization
      • Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual patients
      • Ability to integrate patient care with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team and provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care
      • Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff members and physicians
      • Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience
      • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
      • Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice
      • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment
      • Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights
      • Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
        These principles apply to ALL employees:

        SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

        Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

        You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:
        • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
        • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
        • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination #LI-BS1 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. Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. Life at Stanford Health Care About Us Every day is an inspiration and an opportunity to lift up our patients with the kind of care that has earned us a worldwide reputation for excellence. Total Rewards At Stanford Health Care, our reputation reflects more than how we treat our patients. It also reflects how we treat our employees. Inclusion and Diversity We value a workplace in which diversity is celebrated and all people are inlcuded, respected, and appreciated as the most valuable asset of Stanford Health Care. Share the opportunity How would you rate your experience popup Stanford Health Care does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex and Sexual orientation. Connect with caring. Share your voice. Join our community.

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