The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation(SCT) at Columbia University Medical Center is recruiting for the position of a Clinical Nurse Practitioner in Heme/Onc Survivorship. Our program offers cancer survivors and family members access to compassionate and coordinated post-cancer health care planning informed by our expertise in cancer treatment-related issues. The goal of the cancer survivorship program is to provide complete care for the whole person after treatment ends. We focus on screening and education for possible side effects and conditions following our patients' treatments. The candidate will work under the supervision of the Section Head of Oncology and the Divisional Administrator.
The NP will facilitate timely access to practitioners, support programs, and resources for life after cancer treatment needs.
Acts as a liaison between the Section Head, oncology/hematology/bmt physician team, and primary care provider(s) for patients who have completed curative cancer therapies. Provides direct and indirect care to patients and families and objectively and systematically evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care delivery.
Responsible for the support and development of the Survivorship Clinic and activities that support the Department of Pediatrics and Division mission.
Assesses and promotes timely completion of Survivorship Care Plans with the disease teams. Acts as a resource to coordinate communications among patients, oncology/hematology/bmt physician team, primary care physicians, and other members of the healthcare team to support survivorship needs of patients.
Collects data to ensure that treatment summaries and survivorship care plans are delivered.
Collaborates and coordinates with physicians and all disciplines involved in the patient's care to assure timely progress toward the best clinical outcome in the most cost effective manner.
Triages phone calls related to program(s). Triages patient telephone inquiries and provides consultations as needed.
Educates the cancer survivor and family on self-management strategies, recognizing the long term follow up needs of a variety of cancer diagnoses across the lifespan
Coordinates care that is aligned with the Commission on Cancer (COC) survivorship standard with the team to maintain and measure care metrics that will support the value of survivorship care to the organization.
Conducts on-going assessment of the program and reports findings to Section Head.
Acts as a resource to staff to promote the program benefits. Works with physician and nursing team to ensure education of front line staff in how this program benefits patients and the organization as a whole. Acts as a champion of care for this patient population.
Serves to problem solve; focusing on operational issues that may impede patient outcomes in a timely manner.
Works closely with research staff to ensure collection of cost, quality and outcome data utilizing good research methodology.
Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all-inclusive. This position may be used from time to time in other capacities as directed by department leadership.
Requires a of nursing degree, Masters as a Nurse Practitioner degree
3 or more years of experience
Current NY State NP License
American Heart Association BLS-HCP. Oncology Certified Nurse: OCN, ONS, ONCC, preferred.
Must be responsible, reliable, organized, and have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work without direct supervision, remain flexible, and take initiative is vital. Experience working in electronic medical record.
Experience with data collection preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502296
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