• Oncology Clinic Nurse, Cancer Program

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/6/2019 5:11 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1837
    Job Type
    Part time
    Program
    Cancer Program
    Career Level
    Experienced
    Years of Experience
    3
  • Job Description

    POSITION:
    Part-Time Oncology Clinic Nurse

     

    HOURS OF WORK:
    7.5 hour shifts - Days
    Monday to Friday

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Oncology Clinic Nurse, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, participates collaboratively in the assessment, development and implementation of the plan of care for patients. As the key contact person and navigator for patients, she/he supports the patient throughout their cancer journey, facilitating referrals and linkages when they need them both within the cancer center, GRH and the patient’s home community. The Clinic Nurse participates in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the activities within the Outpatient Oncology program and participates and/or supports both education and research activities. He/She also provides telephone assessment and consultation to patients. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Three to five years recent experience in Oncology nursing
    • deSouza Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice or equivalent oncology certification required
    • deSouza Nurse Navigation recommended
    • Canadian Nurses Association certification as a Certified Oncology Nurse (CONC) or commitment to complete CONC in a timely manner
    • Demonstrated experience in working within an inter-disciplinary team
    • Working with a variety of computer systems and software applications
    • Participation in education and clinical training programs
    • Experience in telephone nursing support
    • Good attendance record

     

    Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of:
    • Oncologic disease processes
    • Patient assessment
    • Principles of adult learning
    • Needs of the oncology patient population and patient focused care
    • Case coordination within the Cancer Centre, GRH and community agencies
    • Empathy with patients and family members
    • Therapeutic communication techniques
    • Principles of continuous quality improvement
    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Ability to work independently as well as within an interdisciplinary team

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