**Nurse Coordinator (RN), Oncology Health Education Programs (51744)**
+ Job Type:Full Time
+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80
+ Hours in Shift:8
+ Location:Palo Alto, CA
Nurse Coordinator (RN), Health Education Programs
The Cancer Supportive Care Program is an integral part of the Stanford Cancer Network. The Cancer Supportive Care Nurse provides 1:1 assessment through phone or in-person sessions to connect patients and community members with complementary programs to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. The Cancer Supportive Care Nurse manages contractors, vendors and provides connection back to the care team, when appropriate, for additional referral to other services. This nurse also works closely with Social Work, Spiritual Care, Medical Library and other groups to offer classes, workshops and a lecture series.
Nurse Coordinators provide coordination and care of patients requiring assistance and support in accessing and managing their health care needs. 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, in an emergency, may provide direct patient care.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
-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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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.
-Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or equivalent from an accredited college/university
-Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
-Basic Life Support (BLS) for Providers issued by the American Heart Assocaition
-Valid California (CA) Registered Nurse license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
-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 throu