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Responsibilities*

Duties:
The Nurse coordinator reviews new referrals and works closely with the Intake coordinator to schedule patients with the appropriate physicians for consultation in a timely fashion. This includes calling new patients prior to the appointments with the goal of preparing for a comprehensive visit to the clinic.  The RN intake role prepares a timeline of medical events in order to schedule and plan care more effectively.
Provide focused, quality care to patients and families within specific clinical content areas. Work as a nurse member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team in a busy clinic setting. Assist with diagnostic/therapeutic procedures as necessary. Provide patient and family education specific to systemic therapies such as chemotherapy and symptom management for on-treatment patients and follow-up patients.

Competent Performance:

  • Accountable for the management of new patient intake relating to melanoma patients on Gold Team 6.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems.
  • Utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential patient problems related to their disease and /or treatment.
  • Identifies patient /family learning needs and ensures that they are met.
  • Serves as a patient advocate. Assists with care coordination between multiple departments.
  • Works with the various Cancer Center associates to ensure patients are scheduled appropriately.
  • Participates in nursing and medical research and facilitates transfer of new knowledge to patient care.
  • Able to prioritize urgent medical issues, clinic flow, administrative tasks.

Communication and Respect:

  • Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude regardless of workload and stress level.
  • Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from multiple manual and computer based information systems.
  • Responds to voice mail communication with the patients. Competent with telephone triage related to patient calls.
  • Exhibits professional and verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Able to delegate effectively and follow through appropriately and efficiently.

Professional Leadership:

  • Utilizes time in an efficient manner by completing assigned duties.
  • Performs procedures in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Completes all other clinical and administrative duties as assigned.
  • Implement change to achieve team goals.
  • Seeks opportunities to meet individual objectives identified on the Professional Development Model.

Team Work:

  • Uses organizational skills to assure that safe, efficient care to the patient.
  • Uses organizational skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriated planning, education and coordination of services.
  • Delegates to other health care team members according to the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Collaborates with medical staff to facilitate and optimize the care of the patient.

Research and Quality Improvement:

  • Acts on behalf of patients and family to ensure care that is safe and appropriate with consideration for values, diversity and human rights.
  • Participates in nursing and medical research and facilitates transfer of new knowledge to patient care.
  • Familiarity with clinical research, protocols, study drug administration and monitoring.
  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Process.

 

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted under the Role-Specific Advancement Model (RSAM) as:
CCC- COMPETENT.
Actual RSAM LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
RSAM levels range from CCC-COMPETENT to CCC-EXPERT TO CCC-MASTERY.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

  • A current licensure as a Registered Nurse to practice in the State of Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Recent experience with medical oncology melanoma patients
  • Recent experience in patient care coordination
  •  Has critical thinking skills to cross cover within clinical areas, coordinate and perform multiple activities and problem solve as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice independently, set goals, promote teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, efficiently, and communicate well with others (including peers) as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations.
  • Demonstrated abilities in interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and problem solving skills within all levels of the health care team, as evidenced by interviews, documentation, writing skills and references

Note: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

 

 

Desired Qualifications*

  • One to Two (1-2) years RN experience in oncology, in the outpatient ambulatory care setting
  •  Certification by OCN.
  • Recent experience with oncology/hematology, chemotherapy management, patient education and symptom management.
  • Proven leadership ability including: initiative and creativity as evidenced by previous employment reference.

Work Schedule

Hours:  40 hrs/wk
Shift:  Day Shift, Monday - Friday,  flexibility in hours required
Location:  University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: Gold Team - Medical Oncology/Melanoma

All new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit(s) in times of low census.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.