Patients from all around the world seek the expertise and care provided by the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) at Johns Hopkins. All cancer diagnoses are complex and require clinical expertise to ensure that patients are clinically appropriate and have all the necessary documents and testing to get a treatment recommendation from SKCCC physicians. This International Oncology RN Coordinator role is primarily responsible for coordinating all international referrals coming into SKCCC to ensure patients have adequate records, have completed necessary testing, and are seen by the most clinically appropriate specialist. Additionally, this role will provide navigation and coordination for the clinical needs of the international patients who come for treatment at SKCCC.
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI) is a healthcare services organization created to further the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine; namely, to improve the health of the global community by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. The International Patient Services (IPS) Division is responsible for the care coordination of the medical journey for international patients. We are seeking an International Oncology RN Coordinator who will serve as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, working closely with JHMI and the SKCCC, including a wide-ranging group of specialists and providers. The coordinator will be responsible for facilitating access to care for new international patients with solid tumor malignancies that come through JHMI while taking into consideration the cultural and social needs of the patient. The coordinator will report directly into the Department of Oncology and indirectly to the Director of International Patient Services. The coordinator will be responsible for the clinical triage and care coordination of Medical Oncology patients.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinating care for assigned patients on a shift to promote the achievement of clinical outcomes.
Providing direct patient care based on the nursing process.
Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health care team to optimize team performance.
Promote improvements in unit processes and cost-effective use of resources.
Accountable for own decisions regarding patient care.
Identifies impending changes in patient condition and individual performance issues.
Analyzes patient care data to deliver and evaluate care.
Review of patient medical records to gauge clinical status of patient and determine appropriate specialty/specialties within the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, including referrals to multi-disciplinary clinics; consolidate information for providers/clinical care team.
Work with the International Patient Services team to gather additional necessary documentation/records.
Identify and communicate additional diagnostic testing needed prior to the patient being seen.
Attend patient’s initial consult to help with navigation upon arrival including wayfinding in building and assisting with set up of translators.
Help coordinate all steps after treatment plan is determined including working with scheduling staff for appointments and JHI staff to ensure embassy approval.
Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary clinical team to coordinate the individualized plan of care.
Liaise with International Patient Services to ensure appropriate scheduling of appointments and care needs, including medications, supplies, DMEs, etc.
Provide education to patients regarding their treatment plan and supportive medication including side effects.
Serve as link to research nurses and coordinators for clinical trials.
Serve as link between Financial Services team at JHI and the Oncology Financial Counseling team for estimates for patients that are potentially going onto a clinical trial.
Serve as clinical support for patients during the entire continuum of oncology care at Johns Hopkins.
Proactively communicate with payors to ensure approval of treatment plan and required resources, and preparation of treatment plan documents as well as justifying extensions of financial approval for additional care.
Ensure safe and timely transitions of care (both inpatient and outpatient) to home, including logistics of safe and timely discharge planning.
Attend family meetings and help patients/families understand plan of care in partnership with the IPS team, when needed.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing.
Bachelor's Degree in nursing or related discipline.
Require minimum of two years of related nursing experience.
Additional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree and related master's degree may be considered in lieu of experience.
Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Nurse Working Title: International Oncology RN Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Min $72,940 - Max $127,820 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 830-500 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: ???????District of Columbia Department name: ???????SOM Onc Sibley Personnel area: School of Medicine
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