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Nurse Clinician - Outpatient Oncology Early Phase Clinical Trials, NM Developmental Therapeutics, Full-time, Days

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 24290 Job Function Nursing Coordinator Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now
At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

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Nurse Clinician – Outpatient Oncology Early Phase Clinical Trials, NM Development Therapeutics, Full Time, Days

710 N. Fairbanks, Chicago, IL

Full-time

Company Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Job Description:

The Nurse Clinician at Developmental Therapeutics works with a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient care for their assigned team(s) based on disease type. The Nurse Clinician must have immaculate attention to detail and strong organization skills along with competence in the area of oncology. This diverse role offers experience in navigation, care coordination, and research compliance per phase 1/2 clinical trial research protocols.

All candidates must have at least one year of oncology experience with an active chemotherapy/biotherapy certification.

Both inpatient and outpatient oncology experience is desired but not required.

Research experience is desired but not required.

OCN preferred.

The Nurse Clinician reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

Responsibilities:

Works cooperatively and communicates effectively within a multidisciplinary framework to ensure care coordination based on specifics to each research protocol and navigation based on patient needs.

Interpret and define abnormalities detected in tests and procedures, then take appropriate remedial action.

Communicate and collaborate with other clinical and administrative departments along with outside facilities in order to coordinate appropriate patient care, as needed.

Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls and MyCharts:

  • Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls and messages using clinical assessment skills and service standards.

  • Document all assessments in the patient medical record as appropriate.

  • Ensure that all documentation is clear, complete and legible.

  • Manage urgent/emergent medical situations as appropriate and in accordance with the organization’s protocols.

Serve as a resource for staff and physicians:

  • Maintain a consistent alertness to patient care needs and take a proactive approach to address/resolve issues.

  • Make recommendations to management regarding new policies and procedures that may improve the patient experience.

  • Complete/delegate follow-ups from patient appointments.

  • Prepare and lead disease team meetings to review patient status and anticipated needs.

  • Communicate with inpatient teams for admitted patients regarding directives from the oncologist.

  • Ensure proper scheduling for trial patients based on clinical trial protocol requirements.

  • Assist with administrative duties related to patient needs such as FMLA, HMO insurance, medical marijuana applications, etc.

Initiate and coordinate patient education:

  • Ensure that patients understand educational materials and can exhibit return demonstration when pertinent.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Licensed as a professional nurse in the state of Illinois.

  • Current certification in Basic Life Support at the healthcare provider level.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited Nursing program.

  • Minimum of one year of oncology experience.

  • Active chemotherapy/biotherapy certification.

Preferred:

  • Experience in both inpatient and outpatient oncology.

  • Experience working in research/clinical trial setting.

  • OCN certification.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
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