Sign-On Bonus Eligible!
New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking a
40 hr. / 5-day or 32 hr. / 4-day Oncology Nurse
to work specifically with one of our Breast Cancer Physicians in our
Scarborough clinic. The ideal candidate will have oncology
experience within the breast care/women’s health environment though
RNs with other oncology, ED, and Acute Care management or a powerful
desire to work in Breast Care are encouraged to apply. We will
train dedicated RNs with a willingness and a passion to learn.
NECS reimburses for all required training, licenses, and certifications.
NECS primary nurses (internally called Nurse Navigators) use
oncology clinical knowledge to offer individualized care to
patients, families, and caregivers to navigate along the health care
continuum. The Nurse Navigator provides nursing assessments and the
triage of patient care needs over the phone and in the office.
Offering advice and counsel to patients as well as advising
physicians of patient needs and recommended interventions. The Nurse
Navigator works collaboratively with physicians, APP’s, RN peers,
Patient Care Coordinators, and other clinical and non-clinical
personnel within and outside the practice.
RN’s will be eligible for up to a sign-on bonus paid after
90 days of employment. Current and former NECS employees
are not eligible for this bonus.
NECS is a private medical practice composed of 14 oncologists
and hematologists serving the region from 5 different locations in
Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for
people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and
respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators
to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and
everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be the first Dana
Farber Affiliate practice in the country, striving to provide the
highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every
patient, every day.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Point of contact for referring physicians, patients, and
caregivers to assist with patient scheduling and coordination of care.
Assist physicians; conduct patient assessments.
Receive patient telephone calls and intervene appropriately
for that patient’s specific needs promptly. Alert physician as
needed to patient needs that require physician intervention.
Follow up with patients as needed by telephone, to ensure
compliance with treatment guidelines and to evaluate changing or
uncertain clinical situations.
Draw blood from ports, central lines, and peripheral IV
access. Perform other procedures as needed.
Ensures follow-up appointments and tests/procedures are
scheduled for patients.
Maintain patient care standards and assures that patient care
functions, such as assessment, treatment, and documentation are
completed safely and effectively.
Maintain open and effective communication with all physicians,
employees, and vendors.
Participate in interdisciplinary team conferences, in-services
and continuing education programs, national and regional
professional organizations, and community-sponsored programs
specific to Oncology and Hematology.
Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice
and provide recommendations on practice clinical policies and
processes to practice Directors
Coordinate patient care responsibilities within the scope of
the practice for licensed and unlicensed health care providers.
Demonstrates respect for the life, dignity, and rights of all persons.
Weekends: Occasional; this position will participate with other
nurses’ navigators in the weekend urgent care coverage rotation. 4
Holidays: Navigators take call from home once or twice a year on holidays.