The Oncology RN Case Manager executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient cancer care. The RNCM is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice and for demonstrating leadership and accomplishments when providing patient care and in developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of patient cancer care. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches to management of complex patient cancer care in the outpatient setting to include initial and ongoing patient assessment to include the following: Documentation of initial and ongoing patient assessment in a concise, accurate, and timely manner. Utilization of the nursing process to formulate safe and effective case based on each individual's unique needs (including psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, bio-physical, educational, and age specific needs). Provision of comprehensive and coordinated nursing care to an assigned panel of patients. Collaborates with services internal and external to the VA system of care to effectively meet the health promotion/disease prevention, acute, chronic, and long-term needs, based on the Veteran's goal and plan of care/ treatment plan ordered by the Oncologist. Coordinates, delegates, and directs both professional and non-professional personnel, based on the provision of patient care in service lines. Prioritizes care based on patient/family needs, available resources of time, personnel, supplies, and equipment. Effective communication with patient and family members in crisis situations. Involvement of patient/family in care decisions and provides education based on identified needs. Effective working relationships with all healthcare team members, patient, and family members. Protects and respects patients' rights and confidentiality. Checks for expired supplies and medications in accordance with facility and Oncology unit's policies and procedures. Utilizes self-directed learning to acquire and maintain current knowledge in nursing practice. Participates in the development of Cancer Center unit goals, standards, protocols, policies, and standard scheduling pattern. Work schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. work schedule, but schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.