REGISTERED NURSE CASE MANAGER - CANCER CARE COORDINATION

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
2022-6277
Category
NURSING
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

 

Job Overview:

This position is within the SEARHC Model of Primary Care team including the WISEWOMAN Women’s Health team with a focus on screening and primary prevention of chronic disease.  This includes coordinating activities aimed at the early detection, tracking and appropriate treatment of cancer as well at ensuring integrated screening for cardiovascular disease, risk reduction counseling and SEARHC delivered healthy behavior support services. This case manager will provide cancer navigation services to patients in the clinical setting, including cancer screening, expediting diagnostic services as directed by providers, help with next needs after diagnosis of cancer, providing education and support to patient as needed.   Oversee and coordinate systems to assure follow through with patient and providers.   Initiates nursing actions and provides comprehensive nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural needs of the patient and family.

 

This position qualifies for a $50K Sign-on Bonus and Relocation!!

Salary - $43.77-53.45/hour DOE

Responsibilities:

  • (50%) Coordinate activities aimed at the early detection, tracking, and appropriate treatment referrals for breast, cervical, colon and lung cancer.  

    • Follows SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health grant and SEARHC case management model including primary and secondary case management activities for patients. Develops and maintains active two-way communication with patients and providers. Develops and maintains a follow-up program with patients and caregivers in coordination with the primary care provider.

    Assisting the care team with preventative care such as assisting with referrals for mammograms, FIT tests, and PAP Smears. Utilizing the Health Catalyst tool within Cerner to identify patients who are high risk and identifying the need for screening while communicating with the medical home team staff.

    • Following up normal and abnormal results for FIT tests, PAP Smears, mammograms, or any other diagnostic test related to cancer screenings. Assisting the patient with needs related to additional screenings if applicable, and referrals as needed to specialists.
    • Demonstrates correct utilization of computer-based health information systems. Cerner Recommendations, Health Catalyst, Dynamic Worklists, WELL text and e-CaST.  
    • Perform duties in a responsible, respectful, caring manner to promote the most effective provider-patient, provider-family, and provider-staff relationships. Provides guidance and leadership to other professional and paraprofessional nursing personnel.
    • Effectively interacts with patients and other members of the health care team.
    • Chronic care management as well as short term management of patients who are identified as high-risk individuals including but not limited to DES Daughter, Organ Transplant, and Immunosuppressed.
    • Coordinate and assist with episodic EBI projects including October FREE Mammogram promotion, and FIT kit mailing.
    • Collects data elements as required by grant funding.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    (25%) Lead implementation, assessment, and refinement of cancer screening projects for later disseminating/institutionalizing to the rest of the SEARHC sites, using Plan-Do-Study Act model for performance improvement, as well as contributing to the BCHP & WW evaluation.

    • Data analysis and measurements: Analyzes data, reports, measurements, and trends. Notify management of possible risks or improvement opportunities based on data gathered. Develops tools and processes to measure improvement.
    • Plan, participate in, and evaluate process/quality improvement initiatives.

    (25%) Ensuring the provision of integrated screening for cardiovascular disease, initial risk reduction counseling, and SEARHC-delivered Healthy Behavior Support Services.  

    • Be a part of the WISEWOMAN Women’s Health team, enrolling women into the program and referring woman to Healthy Behavior Support Services especially working with women with elevated risk for heart disease, including uncontrolled hypertension and the hypertension home BP monitoring program.

Qualifications:

Baseline Qualifications

  • Valid, current, full, and unrestricted RN (Registered Nurse) license.
  • 3 years RN or Case Management experience preferred.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of the customs of the ethnic groups within the various Alaska Native geographic location and the ability to appreciate cultural differences and their effect on health care delivery.
  • Knowledge of cancer diagnosis and next needs when working with clients on needs directed by providers. Hand-off from provider on new cancer diagnosis, helping patient make sense of next needs and answering questions. Provide an additional resource when physician/staff are not available.
  • Requiring professional knowledge and consideration for specific patient conditions and treatments and ability to work independently in completing tasks.
  • Interpersonal communication skills including tact and sensitivity related to stressful situations.
  • Skill in operating and monitoring equipment necessary for patient diagnosis and care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage time effectively to manage the patient case load.
  • Ability to communicate decisions but seek advice when necessary.

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