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Ambulatory RN 2 - GI Oncology

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Ambulatory RN 2 - GI Oncology
Department: GI-Oncology
Shift: 1st
Specialty: GI
Job Number: 2022-0970
Date Posted: 03/18/2022
Position Type: Nursing-Ambulatory/Outpatient

Job Qualifications:

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
Strong communicator

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 needed
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
Symptom management
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 appropriate triage
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 measures, monitoring
Provide compliance checks and toxicity screens
Pre-operative teaching; promotion of ERAS programs
Provide ongoing education regarding symptom management, testing, and procedures

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 transfer.
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 hire/transfer.
Analytical ability.
Communication skills in order to lead and teach.
Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.
The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
National Certification
Oncology Nurse Certified

Physical Demands:
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 or requirements

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 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 licensed beds.
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 your future.

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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