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Rush University Medical Center Ambulatory RN 2 - Oncology Nurse Navigator - Head & Neck Clinic in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Ambulatory RN 2 - Oncology Nurse Navigator - Head & Neck Clinic

Department:

Hematology/Oncology

Shift:

1st

Full/Part:

Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty:

Head and Neck Cancer

Job Number:

2020-3728

Job Description:

Ambulatory RN 2 - Oncology Nurse Navigator - Head & Neck Clinic

The Ambulatory RN 2 is a competent RN that exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. The Ambulatory RN 2 identifies patterns of patient responses and can use past experiences to implement solutions for current situations. The Ambulatory RN 2 is a competent nurse who has mastered technical skills and utilizes evidence based interventions. The Ambulatory RN2 continues to collaborate with other members of the health care team when the need for assistance is identified.

Position Highlights:

  • Position focused on new patient intake and navigation of surgical oncology patients with head and neck as well as thyroid cancer.

  • Will be responsible for ensuring timely intake of patient, assessing patients' needs and assuring appropriate medical records are available.

  • Key functions of the role include education about disease, treatments, and surgery and coordination of care within the medical center and externally.

  • Ideal candidate should have background in oncologyor head and neck surgery, is empathetic, organized and able to communicate and participate in a multi-disciplinary system.

  • M-F work shift. No holidays, no weekends

Position Responsibilities:

  • Relationships and Caring

  • Establishes a caring, therapeutic relationship with patients and families through effective communication, acknowledgement of patient/family perceptions of health and illness and mutual goal setting for optimal patient experience and outcomes. Implements a plan of care that incorporates the unique characteristics of patients, families, groups and communities. (cultural, spiritual, intellectual, age educational and psychosocial). Maintains positive, professional relationships with all members of the healthcare team through effective communication, mutual support and respect. Collaborates and communicates consistently and effectively with other disciplines and services to meet the needs of patients/families. Utilizes resources to effectively resolve conflict and improve team relationships in support of a healthy work environment. Coordinates care using the nursing process, multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of all appropriate health services and community resources across the care continuum. Develops healthy working relationship with direct reports, supervises their work, evaluates their performances and ensures that the framework of the program is executed in their day-to-day practice.

  • Evidence Based Practice

  • Utilizes evidence-based ambulatory care nursing interventions during clinical visits, telephone encounters, and electronic communications according to state regulations, regulatory agency standards and organizational policies and procedures.

  • Communicates current evidence-based strategies, standards of care and protocols with peers. Participates in and contributes to system and clinic based quality initiatives, research, development of care protocols and evidence based activities that improve patient care and outcomes.

  • Technical Expertise

  • Demonstrates accountability for implementing policies related to safe and effective administration of medications, the use of medical devices in the delivery of patient care and in the performance of patient procedures. Applies the teaching- learning process to meet the learning and self-management needs of patients and families. Assesses patient safety needs and implements appropriate strategies to minimize risk during clinical visits, telephone encounters and electronic communications.

  • Critical Thinking

  • Recognizes changes in patient status and consistently responds effectively to optimize patient outcomes. Recognizes patterns and problems in a specific patient population that require evaluation. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize care for complex patients based on knowledge acquired from previous clinical experiences. Utilizes competent assessment skills to holistically evaluate the physical and psychosocial needs of patients and families throughout the care continuum. Critically analyzes patient cases and effectively adapts the plan of care. Establish regular communication patterns that facilitate the transition of care for patients and families across settings.

  • Leadership

  • Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals. Considers factors related to resource utilization when delivering care to patients and families. Supports clinic goals and change initiatives and participates in nursing shared governance. Collaborates with other clinic personnel to ensure task completion to consistently optimize patient outcomes. Provides education to staff and/or students in the clinic.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.

  • BLS/CPR certification must be current.

  • Earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher required

  • 2 years of oncology nursing experience or a Master's Degree in Oncology Nursing.

  • Current ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Course Certificate or APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy provider card (pediatric infusion) OR obtain the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Course Certificate or APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy provider card (pediatric infusion) within 6 months of hire/transfer7.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Able to problem solve and interact effectively with challenging situations.

  • Analytical ability is required.

  • Communication skills are required in order to lead and teach.

  • Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member, and to promote positive working relationships, and team building skills.

  • Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center.

  • The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine images or reports is required.

  • Comfort with electronic systems such as Policy STAT, NMDP and other regulatory agencies that require electronic submissions for verification of compliance.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush was ranked Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by Nurse.org.

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

  • For the fourth consecutive time, all three Rush System hospitals have received an "A" grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.

  • In U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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