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Oncology Breast Care Nurse

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-839028
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 07, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

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 per year.

Holidays: Navigators take call from home once or twice a year on holidays.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
  • Licensed Nurse within the state of Maine.
  • Two - Five years plus nursing professional experience required.
  • Two years of Hematology/Chemotherapy/Oncology nursing experience preferred
  • ONS Chemotherapy & Bio-therapy Certification required or 6 months of hire.
  • OCN Certification Preferred, with in OCCN guidelines for testing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and staff
  • Must be detail-oriented, strong follow-up skills, and able to manage multiple priorities.

Benefits

New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to our employees.  Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances effective 1st of the month after hire date.  Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term, and Long-Term disability insurances.  Other benefits include a retirement program, voluntary benefits, and a generous Paid Time Off as well as 10 Company-paid holidays. Paid membership to SMONS and ONS. 

We support and encourage employees to continue their medical education.  Employees may attend in-services, seminars, professional conventions, or postgraduate seminars (CME Events).  Tuition assistance is available for employees looking to go back to school. 


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