LVN Survivorship Program Coordinator

DHR Health Clinics Edinburg, Texas


Description

Position at Advanced Care Center at Renaissance

Full-Time, Days
DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary purpose of the Survivorship Program 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
  • Receive referrals from providers, patient care coordinators 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
  • Development and implementation of the Survivorship Program as per COC requirements (in Standard 4.8) of the guide
  • Integrate the Survivorship Program Model into the Advanced Care Center’s current model as per COC guidelines
  • Directs, coordinates and provides assistance to the Survivorship Program team members
  • 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
  • LVN or RN license in Good Standing
  • Valid Texas Driver’s license
  • Driver’s license under CLEAR status with the DMV required
  • Current BLS certification
  • Fluent in Spanish, and bilingual English/Spanish

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • Two (2) years’ experience working with patients in an acute health care setting required
  • 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
  • Working computer knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include: WORD and Excel. Other previous program experience in Cerner EMR and Journey Forward Care Plan Builder are preferred.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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
  • Development of a Survivorship Program as per COC (standard 4.8) requirements
  • Development and implementation of the Survivorship Program team members: Nutritional Services, Psychosocial Services, Navigation Services, and Outreach Services etc. as per COC Survivorship Program Model
  • Coordination of Survivorship Program and services as per COC (standard 4.8) requirements
  • Monitor and evaluation of current survivorship programs and services offered on site, or by referral that addresses the needs of cancer survivors
  • Train, create, audit and facilitate survivorship care plans per request, as recommended by COC guidelines
  • Create reporting documents for department use for tracking quality activities, trends and patterns, and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Prepares reports for COC committee, containing all required elements for review and documentation on the Program Activity Record (PAR)
  • Attends and may facilitate department meetings, providing input regarding problem identification and resolution, and other survivor patient care activities
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the survivorship program to enhance existing services over time and develop new services
  • Other duties as assigned