Emory Healthcare RN, Phase One Clinical Trial Program, Emory Clinic / Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

Position Title: Nurse Clinician, Phase One Clinical Trial Unit, Winship Cancer Institute

Job Summary:

Responsible for enhancing the patient experience through collaboration with the research team, clinical staff and investigators in the Phase One Clinical Trial Program. Assesses, triages, plans and coordinates patient care and serves as the primary point of contact for clinical care needs for patients, internal and external providers, and research team members.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum Education; Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.

  2. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia. BLS required.

  3. OCN, AOCN, AOCNS certification preferred or to be obtained within 6 months.

  4. CITI and GCP course completion upon hire

  5. ONS chemotherapy / biotherapy course completion within 6 months upon hire

  6. Minimum Experience: ___years oncology experience,

  7. Strong skills in critical thinking and communication

  8. Ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally

  9. Ability to work independently

  10. Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and reprioritize quickly

  11. Basic computer skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Care (Facilitates the appropriate and efficient delivery of healthcare services, both within and across systems, to promote optimal outcomes while delivering patient-centered care.)

  • Coordinates care with the multidisciplinary team, promoting timely follow-up on treatment and supportive care recommendations.Facilitates timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures such as paracentesis and biopsies to promote continuity of care.

  • Applies evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, symptom management tools, and protocols in patient evaluation and care.

  • Provides psychosocial support to and facilitates appropriate referrals for patients, families, and caregivers.

  • Obtains updated outside clinical records including outside radiology images for upload.

  • Assists in the ordering of molecular testing via tissue or blood based methods.

  • Coordinates home care and hospice services for outpatients including documentations requirements.

  • Ensures that telephone triage of phase one patients and family concerns are addressed and properly communicated to research team members, unit staff and providers in a timely manner.

  • Consistently performs accurate medication reconciliation, medication refills and obtains prior authorizations when needed.

  • Demonstrates proficiency with CPOE order entry (eg: lab, radiology, referrals).

  • Assists patients in completing documentation of paperwork necessary for the returning to / excuse from work, school and / or disability.

  • Facilitates the scheduling of new patient consults in the phase one unit.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in use of OnCore. Identifies prohibited medications in a protocol and collaborates with the research coordinator and provider before advising a patient.

  • Demonstrates appropriate documentation of patient reported symptoms that allows accurate grading of adverse events using the CTCAE.

  • Applies knowledge of insurance processes (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, third-party payers) and their impact on patient care.

  • Supports a smooth transition of patients from active treatment on a phase one clinical trial to appropriate follow-up with the referring clinical team.

Communication ( Demonstrates interpersonal communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening) that enable exchange of ideas and information effectively with patients, families, and colleagues at all levels.)

  • Acts as a liaison between the patients, families, and caregivers, referring physicians, clinical research team and providers to optimize outcomes.Communicates patient care updates and needs with referring physicians, internal and external to Emory.

  • Facilitates communication among members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team to prevent fragmented or delayed care.

  • Adheres to established regulations concerning patient information and privacy

  • Ensures that communication is culturally sensitive and appropriate for identified level of health literacy.

  • Attends phase one clinical trial working group meetings.

Patient & Family Education (Provide appropriate and timely education to patients, families, and caregivers to facilitate understanding and support informed decision making.)

  • Assesses educational needs of patients, families, and caregivers by taking into consideration barriers to care (e.g., literacy, language, cultural influences, comorbidities). Provides personalized education and support.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the phases of therapeutic clinical trials, the importance of basic principles of pharmacokinetics and time-sensitive nature of protocol required data points and communicates that to patients effectively.

  • Orients and educates patients, families, and caregivers to the cancer healthcare system, multidisciplinary team member roles, and available resources. Collaborates with the research team in order to educate patient/caregiver while enrolled on trial.

  • Educates and reinforces the significance of adherence with the patients, families, and caregivers regarding treatment schedules, protocols, and follow-up.

Professional Role (Demonstrate professionalism within the workplace and community through respectful interactions and effective teamwork. Promotes evidence-based practice to improve the care of patients enrolled on clinical trials.

  • Demonstrates effective communication with peers, members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, and community organizations / resources.

  • Fosters professional development by participating in mentorship opportunities with fellow members of the interprofessional team.

Description

Position Title: Nurse Clinician, Phase One Clinical Trial Unit, Winship Cancer Institute

Job Summary:

Responsible for enhancing the patient experience through collaboration with the research team, clinical staff and investigators in the Phase One Clinical Trial Program. Assesses, triages, plans and coordinates patient care and serves as the primary point of contact for clinical care needs for patients, internal and external providers, and research team members.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum Education; Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.

  2. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia. BLS required.

  3. OCN, AOCN, AOCNS certification preferred or to be obtained within 6 months.

  4. CITI and GCP course completion upon hire

  5. ONS chemotherapy / biotherapy course completion within 6 months upon hire

  6. Minimum Experience: ___years oncology experience,

  7. Strong skills in critical thinking and communication

  8. Ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally

  9. Ability to work independently

  10. Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and reprioritize quickly

  11. Basic computer skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Care (Facilitates the appropriate and efficient delivery of healthcare services, both within and across systems, to promote optimal outcomes while delivering patient-centered care.)

  • Coordinates care with the multidisciplinary team, promoting timely follow-up on treatment and supportive care recommendations.Facilitates timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures such as paracentesis and biopsies to promote continuity of care.

  • Applies evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, symptom management tools, and protocols in patient evaluation and care.

  • Provides psychosocial support to and facilitates appropriate referrals for patients, families, and caregivers.

  • Obtains updated outside clinical records including outside radiology images for upload.

  • Assists in the ordering of molecular testing via tissue or blood based methods.

  • Coordinates home care and hospice services for outpatients including documentations requirements.

  • Ensures that telephone triage of phase one patients and family concerns are addressed and properly communicated to research team members, unit staff and providers in a timely manner.

  • Consistently performs accurate medication reconciliation, medication refills and obtains prior authorizations when needed.

  • Demonstrates proficiency with CPOE order entry (eg: lab, radiology, referrals).

  • Assists patients in completing documentation of paperwork necessary for the returning to / excuse from work, school and / or disability.

  • Facilitates the scheduling of new patient consults in the phase one unit.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in use of OnCore. Identifies prohibited medications in a protocol and collaborates with the research coordinator and provider before advising a patient.

  • Demonstrates appropriate documentation of patient reported symptoms that allows accurate grading of adverse events using the CTCAE.

  • Applies knowledge of insurance processes (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, third-party payers) and their impact on patient care.

  • Supports a smooth transition of patients from active treatment on a phase one clinical trial to appropriate follow-up with the referring clinical team.

Communication ( Demonstrates interpersonal communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening) that enable exchange of ideas and information effectively with patients, families, and colleagues at all levels.)

  • Acts as a liaison between the patients, families, and caregivers, referring physicians, clinical research team and providers to optimize outcomes.Communicates patient care updates and needs with referring physicians, internal and external to Emory.

  • Facilitates communication among members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team to prevent fragmented or delayed care.

  • Adheres to established regulations concerning patient information and privacy

  • Ensures that communication is culturally sensitive and appropriate for identified level of health literacy.

  • Attends phase one clinical trial working group meetings.

Patient & Family Education (Provide appropriate and timely education to patients, families, and caregivers to facilitate understanding and support informed decision making.)

  • Assesses educational needs of patients, families, and caregivers by taking into consideration barriers to care (e.g., literacy, language, cultural influences, comorbidities). Provides personalized education and support.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the phases of therapeutic clinical trials, the importance of basic principles of pharmacokinetics and time-sensitive nature of protocol required data points and communicates that to patients effectively.

  • Orients and educates patients, families, and caregivers to the cancer healthcare system, multidisciplinary team member roles, and available resources. Collaborates with the research team in order to educate patient/caregiver while enrolled on trial.

  • Educates and reinforces the significance of adherence with the patients, families, and caregivers regarding treatment schedules, protocols, and follow-up.

Professional Role (Demonstrate professionalism within the workplace and community through respectful interactions and effective teamwork. Promotes evidence-based practice to improve the care of patients enrolled on clinical trials.

  • Demonstrates effective communication with peers, members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, and community organizations / resources.

  • Fosters professional development by participating in mentorship opportunities with fellow members of the interprofessional team.

Capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population. Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations. Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family. Serves as a resource to colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families. Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team. Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient population independently utilizing the nursing process.

Demonstrates developed assessment skills. Recognizes the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. Continues to recognize own performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance. Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, chart). Plans and implements patient care independently. Utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care. Evaluates patient's response to planned care and adjusts plan of care as appropriate. Identifies patient and family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources regarding those needs.

Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into clinical practice. Manages time effectively. Identifies the need to revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on receipt/review of evidence-based research. Delegates appropriately utilizing the Synergy model of care. Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care. Functions in a developing leadership role. Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned. Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor. Utilizes resources in a responsible manner with a focus on cost containment.

Demonstrates effective listening skills. Reduces barriers to facilitate communication. Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills. Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the family. Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on knowledge of condition. Has awareness of one's own values and how they effect interactions and relationships. Recognizes that cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms). Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations.

May seek assistance to resolve complex issues. Respects and maintains confidential information. Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth. Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs. Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice. Collects, reports, analyzes and provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization standards. Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care documentation. Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement. Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments. Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 24 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia. BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Additional Details

  • Research experience preferred Will work in phase one research unit - - 80366BR

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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHM Hem Onc-Hematology Clifton

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 15947

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 8a-5:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled