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Patient Care Coordinator- Oncology

Company: Renaissance Medical Foundation
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Patient Care Coordinator under the direction of the Advanced Care Center Administrator is to be responsible for the following:

  • Providing support and guidance throughout a patient's care continuum
  • Assist the patient with navigating through our network of physicians, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, patient-support organizations, and other components of our health care system
  • Conduct intake and assessment for target group to determine their psycho-social, housing, and/or resources needed to obtain maximum benefits from all available sources
  • Prepare and empower patients and their family members with information on their cancer diagnosis and treatment journey.
  • Receive referrals from providers, case managers and discharge planners
  • Refer patients to appropriate external resources
  • Assist the medical team in educating the patient and family on resources available concerning treatment and diagnosis
  • Document every encounter in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Fulfill Commission of Cancer Accreditation and guidelines in a timely manner
  • Attends and may facilitate department meetings, providing input regarding problem identification and resolution as well as other survivor patient care activities
  • As requested, prepares reports for, and recommends follow up and process improvement initiatives to COC committee and/or departments POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS -:
    • High School graduate/GED certificate or equivalent is required
      • Valid Texas Driver's license
        • Driver's license under CLEAR status with the DMV required
          • Current BLS certification
            • Bi-lingual English/Spanish JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE -:
              • Two (2) years' experience working with patients in an acute health care setting preferred
              • Experience in working on interdisciplinary teams required
              • Staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit
              • Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas
              • Good written and verbal communication; as well as organizational skills required
              • Ability to read, write and speak English, and able to communicate effectively in Spanish
              • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
              • Professionalism, good demeanor and presentation required
              • Charismatic, engaging personality with good interpersonal skills is a must
              • Good overall clinical skills, ability to work productively and effectively
              • Actively seeks opportunities for professional growth by attending educational seminars
              • Basic computer knowledge, Word, Excel, Cerner EMR, Paragon. POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:
                • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
                • Initiates communication with patient upon receiving a referral of a patient with a new cancer diagnosis
                • Develop, coordinate and provide services to patients and families who are faced with social, emotional and situational stressors precipitated by cancer diagnosis
                • Develop relationships with the patient and family, regarding quality care, cost-effective outcomes and enhance the physical, psychosocial, and vocational health of the patient
                • Assist in planning, program development, community organizing, policy analysis, legislative advocacy, program evaluation, task-oriented group work, community education, human services management, and all other assignments given by administrator
                • Outlines needs, then researches and identifies resources to meet those needs
                • Provides patients with education, advocacy, and decision making support related to the impact of medical illness, social needs, functional needs, or financial needs on healing, recovery from chronic care, or end of life care
                • Initiates and facilitates groups and works with internal and external resources as to meet the identified patient needs
                • Participates in assigned functions to promote the Advanced Care Center and related services
                • Create reporting documents for department use for tracking quality activities, trends and patterns, and identifying opportunities for improvement
                • Attends and may facilitate department meetings, providing input regarding problem identification and resolution, and other survivor patient care activities
                • Other duties as assigned

Keywords: Renaissance Medical Foundation, Edinburg , Patient Care Coordinator- Oncology, Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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