Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Nurse Specialist.
In this role, the successful candidate Serves as an expert member of the oncology nursing leadership team, specifically focused on providing clinical expertise in integrating quality cancer care across the health care continuum; development and training of nurses in the administration of chemotherapeutic and biologic agents, management of patients receiving chemotherapy and/or complications of cancer, symptom management, and development and evaluation of evidence-based, outcome-guided practice across the continuum of cancer care services.
Works collaboratively with nursing and other disciplines in developing and implementing clinical studies in the area of expertise.
Participates in the Clinical Research Resources meetings monthly to provide clinical information about patients on clinical trials.
Collaborates with cancer research nurses in the Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office and data management staff as pertinent.
Assists and participates in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of cancer research protocols, when applicable
Monitors progress toward targeted outcomes for patients with a past, current or potential diagnosis of cancer and facilitates modifications as needed.
Uses system and community resources that improve the delivery of care for patients with a past, current, or potential diagnosis of cancer.
Uses evidence-based health care literature to facilitate appropriate practice changes within the oncology service.
Assists in developing and monitoring patient outcomes per clinical indicators established for purposes of quality and performance improvement.
Maintains awareness and actively participates in the Oncology Nursing Quality & Performance Improvement Council, annual indicator selection, and implementation of the Services Plan; participates in the Departments of Nursing Quality & Performance Council as appropriate.
Assists in the development and delivery of community education regarding cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and related topics.
Participates in the Patient Education Council in any activities pertinent to this patient population.
Conducts clinical rounds that are mutually planned and desired
Assists in the provision of inservice programs or product inservices pertinent to this patient population.
Participates in orientation, staff development programs, and precepting staff or students as indicated for nursing and other disciplines as requested
Provides input to Staff Development in assessment and identification of learning needs, particularly pertinent to this patient population
Engages in self-assessment and participates in activities to promote own professional growth and developmentAssesses personal learning needs to enhance performance.Attends selected programs identified in own professional development plan.Achieves previously established personal and professional goals.Participates in nursing councils and relevant committees.
Maintains clinical and leadership competency.Completes annual mandatory program requirements.Annually earns 15 hours of continuing education.Completes annual unit/service designated competency assessment
Ensures compliance to all regulatory standards applicable to the Center, such as JCAHO, IPRO, DOH, NCI, and other related agencies.
Participates in service-related, performance improvement teams, Medical Center, and other committees and outside activities as indicated and as requested.
Fosters open communication with nursing, hospital, and office practice staff interfacing with the specific clinical practice group.
Analyzes data organizational and best practice centers to design new programs to improve patient outcomes.
Assesses the need for changes in equipment or other products based on evidence, clinical outcomes, and cost effectiveness to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.
Mentors nurses to critique and apply evidence to oncology nursing practice.
Plans educational programs that target the needs of staff to improve oncology nursing practice and outcomes for patients with a past, current, or potential diagnosis of cancer based on available evidence.
Participates in the activities of the Advanced Nursing Practice Council and cancer-related subcommittees
Identifies, investigates and proactively responds to potential and actual risk management issues per standards and institutional policies.
Works collaboratively with nursing leadership in ensuring timely communications with the unit staff.
Works collaboratively with other disciplines in developing and implementing the therapeutic plan of care
Facilitates continuity of care across the continuum of services, e.g., home care, other facilities, appointments with MDs, and other providers and services.
Provides consultation about the therapeutic regimen to the nursing staff responsible for the patients care in the hospital and outpatient settings and across the continuum of care.
Maintains timely and appropriate communication with family members, housestaff, other disciplines and ancillary services.
Ensures appropriate clinical resource utilization per protocols, applicable pathways and other means.
Serves as a role model for staff in considering needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups.
Participates in the development of process standards specific to oncology nursing practice by active membership in the Oncology Nursing Practice Council.
Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care.
Documents all assessments, findings, progress and care in the respective office or hospital medical record according to standards established.
Participates collaboratively in the provision of health care, teaching, counseling and treatment to patients with cancer and their families,
Contributes to a comprehensive plan of care as patients transition from active treatment to long-term survivorship or end-of-life care.
Assists patients and families to understand and navigate the cancer services available to them within NYUMC and from community agencies.
Collaborates with the Oncology Services Nursing leadership, staff of the oncology service, and the nurse practitioners in the care management of patients in the oncology service, including inpatient and outpatient areas.
Reviews laboratory, radiological and diagnostic findings prior to initiating chemotherapy and biotherapy treatments.
Reviews treatment plan for accuracy, including independent calculation of chemotherapy and biologic agent dosages.
Assesses the risks of polypharmacy to the patients health and treatment plan.
Conducts a pharmacologic assessment, including over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, nutritional supplements, and other complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies, to identify any potential interactions with cancer therapeutics.
Assesses patients personal and family history of cancer and the need for genetic counseling and/or testing.
Assesses for common signs and symptoms indicating the presence of cancer, disease progression, or recurrence.
Performs a physical assessment of patients with cancer that includes an evaluation of manifestations related to cancer and cancer treatment.
Performs health history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment of patients within the oncology services.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Licensure: Current Registered Professional Nurse in New York.Education: Bachelor's Degree or above in Nursing; a graduate or enrolled in an approved accredited WOCN program.Certification: Required certification by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing; Certification Board (WOCNCB).Experience: At least four years of clinical nursing practice in the care of patient population served, ability to apply nursing process toward achievement of specific outcomes in an organized fashion which addresses patient/family satisfaction.Job Knowledge: Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and creative problem solving; understands the domains of the Magnet Model and implementation strategies pertinent to this specialty area of practice.Consistent evidence of ability to effectively work as a consultant to all levels of staff.Previous demonstration of ability to facilitate group processes and work cohesively with an interdisciplinary team.Membership in pertinent professional and/or specialty organizations.Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities.
Required Licenses: Registered Nurse License-NYS
Preferred Qualifications: None
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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