Ambulatory RN 2 - GI Oncology
Company: Rush University Medical Center
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Job Title: Ambulatory RN 2 - GI Oncology
Job Number: 2022-0970
Date Posted: 03/18/2022
Position Type: Nursing-Ambulatory/Outpatient
Ambulatory RN 2 - GI Oncology
Four - 10 Hour shifts between 7 am - 5:30 pm
The Medical GI Oncology Nurse facilitates care within a practice,
serving as a liaison between patient and the comprehensive team
caring for the patient; becoming the "expert" on the patient and
their unique journey. She/he is responsible for psychosocial
support, aiding in the care plan development, utilizing clinical
assessment skills and telephone triage to provide symptom
management and supports the patient's needs to ensure timely,
efficient, and expert care.
The RN provides education and enhances compliance regarding
disease, surgery, treatments, and/or symptom management. She/he
facilitates referrals to appropriate resources and ensures a strong
link between various services the patient require; i.e. infusion,
radiation therapy, surgery, supportive care as well as community
resources. Consistent and timely response to telephone inquiries
and My Chart messages as well as appropriate routing are important
functions of the role. The focus of the ONN role is viewed as the
patient's assistant and coordinator in the trajectory of their
care; from diagnosis through end of life or survivorship.
Ideal Characteristics for the Role
Knowledge of specific disease, staging, and treatment interventions
of practice (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy)
Knowledge of Rush resources, processes, and systems
Core Competencies of Oncology Nurse Navigation:
Coordination of Care
Evaluates medical records to ensure necessary records available for
visit appropriate for provider scheduled to see patient.
Obtaining additional necessary records from outside sources as
Identifies patient who would benefit from multi-disciplinary clinic
and transitions visit after verification with provider
Provide psycho-social support and links patient with appropriate
supportive care services and community resources
Coordinates/schedules direct admissions, surgeries, laboratory ,
radiographic exams and infusion
Coordinating care with urgent care and or emergency department
Establishing plan for venous access; ie vein checks, port/PICC
placement if needed
Ensuring required staging and pre-treatment testing complete
Ensuring pre-operative testing complete
Coordinate outside laboratory testing
Coordinate procedures and referrals
Arrange home health needs and durable medical equipment
Complete FMLA and disability paperwork
Ensuring timely medication refills
Coordination with research RNs for patients on clinical trials
Addressing insurance issues including denials and appeals
Collaborating with providers on letters of medical necessity
Follow up with outside providers regarding second opinion
Provides initial contact to establish relationship and assess
patient needs upon scheduling of first appointment
Respond to patient messaging via Telephone, My Chart, etc ensuring
Serves as patient advocate with other disciplines to ensure timely
coordination of patient needs
Transitions care to and from multi-disciplinary team or other
navigator as necessitated by changes in treatment plan
Educate patient about Rush facilities and resources.
Written and verbal oral chemotherapy education, supportive care
Provide compliance checks and toxicity screens
Pre-operative teaching; promotion of ERAS programs
Provide ongoing education regarding symptom management, testing,
Required Job Qualifications:
Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure.
Three years' nursing experience.
Earned Nursing Degree at the Baccalaureate level or higher for
those hired after January 1, 2014.
All transfers to Rush University Medical Center or Rush University
Medical Group from other Rush entities must have an earned nursing
degree at the baccalaureate level or higher prior to the
Current CPR Certification.
Oncologic Infusion RN2: 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/transfer
Non-Oncologic Infusion RN2: Current ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy
Biotherapy Course Certificate, ONS Chemotherapy Biotherapy:
Fundamentals of Administration provider card, or Certified
Registered Nurse of Infusion (CRNI) OR obtain the ONS/ONCC
Chemotherapy Biotherapy Course Certificate, ONS Chemotherapy
Biotherapy: Fundamentals of Administration provider card, or
Certified Registered Nurse of Infusion (CRNI) within 6 months of
Communication skills in order to lead and teach.
Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult
The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter
or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Oncology Nurse Certified
Ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or
walking most of the designated shift.
Ability to lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and lifting and
positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness
could result in injury or illness and/or contact with potentially
infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.
Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content
of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to
be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities
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
Rush University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet - facility,
the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also
the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to
receive Magnet status.
Rush was ranked #1 Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by
Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664
Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living
benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain
and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in
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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