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Location: Tucson, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R47846
*$10,000 Sign on Bonus!*
Nursing careers are better at Banner Health. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your nursing career today and your future. If you're looking to leverage your abilities - apply today.
Join our Cancer Services team at Banner University Medical Center Tucson! Banner University Medical Center Tucson offers a wide range of medical and surgical care options. We use the latest technology to detect cancer as early as possible. In addition to treatment options, we also offer many support services for patients and their families. Our treatment services include: Blood and marrow transplantation, Chemotherapy and biologic therapy, Clinical research trials, Genetic counseling and testing, Interventional radiology, and Radiation therapy. At Banner University Medical Center Tucson, we provide integrative services to provide the best treatment options and whole health support during and after our patients cancer treatment .
We believe patient care is most effective when it's truly collaborative. With our academic partnership with the University of Arizona, our evidence-based, academic research, and multidisciplinary approach brings together physicians from all cancer specialties to provide highly coordinated and compassionate care. Our cancer experts include medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, physician specialists, nurses and clinical support staff who work closely with patients, guiding them through their first visit and serving as a point of contact throughout their care. From prevention to treatment and beyond, no matter where our patients are on their cancer journey, the team at Banner University Medical Center Tucson is 100% committed to our patients well-being!
Banner is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, as well as being a nationally recognized Academic Center teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research.
University Arizona Cancer Center is NCI designated, COC, NAPBC, NAPRC, FACT Accredited. Superior Clinical Excellence for staff development with Clinical Ladder for RN and MA's, strong focus on certifications, Shared Leadership for Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff, and other staff related engagement committees.
We are seeking an Oncology experienced RN to join our team, however we are also open to training a quick learner who is eager to gain experience and grow their careers. This position is a collaborative approach to ensure quality coordination of care working alongside, providers, clinical pharmacists, oncology nurse navigators, and other members of the health care team.
This position assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with organizational policies. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of assigned patients.
This position will support the Hematology and HCCT providers, and will support patients with very patients with very labile and quickly changing diagnoses such as Multiple Myeloma and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Both diseases for which we are pursuing additional CAR-T products in 2021.
Hours are Mon-Fri 8a-4:30p, no weekends or holidays! This is a salaried position.
*$10, 000 Sign on Bonus for 12 months RN Experience. Requires a 24 month Commitment*
If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please visit the main job search page and under the Job Type filter, select New Nurse Experience.
POSITION SUMMARY This position provides comprehensive management and coordination of care for patients requiring kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lung or Stem Cell Transplantation The level and intensity of care coordination provided is situational and appropriate based on patient need and payor requirements. CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Manages individual patients across the transplant health care continuum to achieve optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes. Facilitates, coordinates, and monitors pre-transplant evaluations, the care of the transplant candidate awaiting transplantation, the care of the transplant recipient post transplant in the outpatient clinic. Facilitates and coordinates the care of the living donor for evaluation, donation and long term follow-up. Collaborates effectively with the interdisciplinary team to plan and implement the patient's treatment plan, utilizing effective oral and written communication. 2. Facilitates the safe, equitable and timely placement of donor organs in conjunction with the donor procurement agency on a 24 hour on call basis in accordance with the regulatory agencies. Possesses advanced knowledge of OPTN/UNOS regulations and allocation policies. Collects and communicates patient information necessary for decision making regarding organ acceptance/rejection for transplant with the organ procurement agency and transplant surgeon. Reviews potential recipient's current medical status to determine eligibility for transplant. Demonstrates advanced prioritization and critical thinking skills in order to contact/locate patient(s), arrange admission and pre-surgery procedures, schedule surgery and the surgery team, and educate patient/family. 3. Interprets and administrates current payor contracts to best meet the financial needs of the patient and program while maximizing facility and program reimbursement. Possesses integral knowledge of multiple payor contracts. Applies this knowledge to assure that services being furnished to the patients are in compliance with contract stipulations. Obtains appropriate transplant authorizations for services rendered for each phase of the transplant. 4. Establishes and promotes a collaborative relationship with physicians, third party payers, and other members of the health care team, utilizing effective oral and written communication. Serves as a resource to payors, health care providers, patients, physicians and their office staff for the referral of patients or re-directs to alternate transplant programs as required by insurance constraints. Educates other health care providers, payors and patients on concepts of managed care, managed care networks, transplant networks, individual care policies as it pertains to solid organ transplant. 5. Serves as a resource to the community, patients, family members, potential living donors, primary care physicians and payers regarding the transplant process. Develops and presents education and marketing programs. Participates in community and professional education efforts to promote transplantation and organ donation. 6. Participates in the transplant program's quality assurance program. Evaluates current processes, identifies need for change and implements change via process improvement projects to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational and satisfaction outcomes. Acts as a change agent by continually monitoring processes to identify opportunities for improvement. Implements change through a multi-disciplinary work group process. 7. Internal customers include patients, families, transplant surgeons, transplant interdisciplinary team, management, nursing and medical staff, and other members of the hospital interdisciplinary health care team. External customers include referring physicians and office staff, laboratories, third party payers, pharmacies, community agencies, provider networks, and regulatory agencies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires current RN license in state of practice. Requires a minimum of three years clinical nursing experience; at least two of those years in a clinical specialty area such as ICU, PCU, CM, OR, ED, Dialysis, Oncology or Telemetry. Must have a working knowledge of care management, resource/utilization management, and hospital and community resources. Must demonstrate clinical proficiency in the care of transplant patients. Requires critical thinking skills to effectively coordinate a large volume of patients simultaneously. Must demonstrate problem-solving abilities, effective oral and written communication skills, and time management skills. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team format. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree preferred. Previous transplant experience. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
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