Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:
This role is aimed for the nurse who is a clinical and professional leader at the practice setting level. Under general supervision and with attending physician input, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating, managing and communicating the plan of treatment to patients and their families. He/she advances evidence based practices, leads practice setting governance initiatives, and mentors others to achieve and grow in the role of the professional nurse. As a senior member of the practice partnership at the practice setting level, serves as a leader, change agent, and coordinator of patient care services within a specific service line. Takes a leadership role in overall design and implementation of a patient centered care delivery system that facilitates achievement of patient outcomes, supports continuity of care and patient flow between care delivery sites, and enhances patient and care giver satisfaction. Monitors the quality and cost effectiveness of nursing practice and governance systems at the practice setting level. Is accountable patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care. Is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the practice setting, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Clinical Practice/Care Delivery
Collaborates and coordinates with physicians and all disciplines involved in the patient’s care to assure timely progress toward the best clinical outcome in the most cost effective manner.
Provides direct and indirect care in area of specialization to patients and families, and objectively and systematically evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care delivery.
Provides symptom management strategies to a defined patient population in collaboration with physician.
Provides extensive patient education regarding disease process, treatment plan, and symptom management. Expertise in specialty area enables nurse coordinator to triage and assess patients in order to provide optimum level of care. Assists patients and families through disease process and along cancer diagnosis continuum.
Assists patients with authorizing and pre-certification of insurance coverage for tests as ordered as part of the treatment plan.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Current licensure in the State of Maryland as a Registered Nurse. A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or equivalent is required. Master’s degree is preferred. ONS certification, or eligibility for certification is required.
A minimum of two years professional nursing experience required, ambulatory/outpatient experience preferred. Basic knowledge of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and their associate side effects is required.
Maintenance of 20 contact hours of education/year.
Member of a professional organization.
Demonstrated evidence of professional growth and development through enrollment in degree program, specialty certification, teaching in formal hospital programs or outside of hospital, board member of professional association, etc.
Demonstrated ability to assume a clinical leadership role. Demonstrated effectiveness as a multidisciplinary team member.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and follow through on assignments and/or projects. Ability to analyze and conceptually develop ideas and proposals.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work with multidisciplinary teams are required.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs.
Highly effective presentation skills are required
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required to work successfully with a diverse group of staff at various levels within the organization.
Weekend, shift work, holiday, on-call, and overtime may be required.
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment, but also requires contact and work with staff in the clinical setting.
Work requires maximum lifting weight of 35 lbs when participating in patient care tasks up to 50% of the time to position and/or assist patients on to carts or into wheelchairs or beds, and generally, with ambulation. Work requires standing and/or walking for up to 100% of scheduled work time; maximum lifting weight of 50 lbs when lifting equipment and supplies.
There is potential for regular exposure to patients possessing infectious diseases requiring observance of universal precautions requiring wearing protective clothing, gloves, and mask as appropriate, and observance of safe work practices.
Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or practice setting patient safety initiatives