Coordinates activities with the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center attending physicians as assigned. The primary responsibilities of the position include assisting in communications with patients, triaging patients and patient issues, symptom management, and teaching patients regarding their disease process and treatment. Assures the monitoring and confirmation of service delivery and evaluation of health care outcome data to support innovative and cost-effective changes to practice and to the health care system. The functions of expert practice, consultation, professional development, research, and leadership are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Schedule:Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Education/Training Required:BSN required.Master of Science in Nursing preferred.
Experience:Five years of relevant clinical experience. Ambulatory Care, Oncology, and Neurosciences experience highly preferred
Licensure/Certification: Licensed as an R.N. in the District of Columbia.
Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated expertise in area of Oncology Specialty.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Works with the interdisciplinary team throughout the continuum of care to facilitate diagnostic testing, consultation, treatment and followup.
- Ensures that communication is maintained between referral source and tertiary care provider(s), including providing status report on patient condition and progress, plan of care and anticipated discharge to community care. Confirms that all written and electronic medical records, such as consultation reports and discharge summaries are generated and distributed appropriately to referents.
- Maintains knowledge of clinical operations in the areas of specialty and facilitates prompt or immediate access to services and physicians as appropriate.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the subspecialty services, attention to detail and organizational competency necessary to meet the operational requirements of the position.
- Maintains competency in all electronic systems required for job functioning and contributes to improvements in utility of systems used for patient care.
- Acts as a patient advocate to identify and eliminate barriers to care.
- Performs professional clinical service in the outpatient clinical setting including, but not limited to: patient assessment, communication between patient and provider, communication between MGUH and referring physicians, and identifying and decreasing barriers to care. Manages the implementation of new patient information into the electronic medical record system from the new patient questionnaire to ensure all teams have accurate information, follow up on tests ordered and relay this back to patients.
- 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.
- Coordinates the complex management and education of patients to ensure seamless integration with the healthcare team. Works closely with the scheduling team to ensure prompt facilitation of appointments with providers.
- Performs patient telephone triage, assesses needs, and coordinates with medical staff. Provides symptom management strategies to a defined patient population in collaboration with physician.
- Tracks and coordinates clinical outcomes and other performance data elements to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes. Manages appropriate database to support this reporting function. Provides all relevant information to appropriate preauthorization staff to ensure appropriate access to care.
- Assists patients with authorizing and precertification of insurance coverage for tests as ordered as part of the treatment plan.
- Serves to solve problems regarding operations issues that may impede patient outcomes in a timely manner.
- Ensures development and implementation of effective discharge plans and concurrently and retrospectively reviews patients for medical appropriateness and risk management issues.
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.","industry":"Healthcare
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