Outpatient Oncology Unit Coordinator/Educator

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Lake Charles , LA 70602

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Outpatient Oncology Unit Coordinator leads the frontline nursing staff and deliver excellent patient care. The Unit Coordinator will be responsible for creating an environment of patient-focused care, defining standards for quality patient care, managing and developing collaborative teams in our ambulatory treatment areas, training new staff, and providing leadership to our nursing team. The Unit Coordinator will ensure nursing staff remains in compliance with professional development and regulatory standards.

As an Oncology Educator, additional responsibilities include providing nursing education to all oncology nursing staff consistent with accreditation requirements. The Unit Coordinator has responsibility and accountability for the successful operation of the department in the absence of the Director. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Nursing and assist in administrative and clinical supervision.

Education: Nursing degree required; BS preferred, AD or AS accepted

Experience: Minimum of five years clinical experience required; leadership experience preferred

Certification: Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) required

Technical Skills:
Working knowledge of various computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel

Notes: Requires emotional stability and resilience; must be adaptable to change; must be decisive and demonstrate foresight; exhibits organizational and leadership ability; demonstrates ability to gain and maintain support and respect

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May involve shift work including days, nights, and weekends to meet the functions of the role

  • Candidate will be cross trained to assist in staffing inpatient oncology unit as needed

  • Manage day to day operations of the outpatient oncology areas

  • Exhibits leadership skills

  • Utilizes effective communication skills

  • Ensures staffing is appropriate to patient volume; manage census and worked hours (productivity)

  • Ensures all staff take appropriate (20-30 min) meal breaks when working more than 6 hours

  • Practice consistent high-quality public relations utilizing Service Excellence principles

  • Act as liaison for communication problems between staff members and/or staff and patient, staff and providers

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards (logs, emergency carts/boxes, hand hygiene, policies)

  • Participate in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement activities including data collection as assigned; provide feedback to staff

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Outpatient Oncology Unit Coordinator/Educator

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital