Oncology Patient Advocate (RN) - 71808

US-OR-Hillsboro
Department
Cancer Center-71801
Req #
2017-4249
Job Type
Part Time (benefits eligible)
Shift
Days
# of Openings
1
Classification
Non-Exempt
Budgeted Hours Per Pay Period
48

Overview

At Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, it's an honor and a privilege to serve those near us. That's why since our beginnings in 1918, and as we expand our strong network of services through our clinical affiliation with OHSU, we continue to be committed to providing the best health care possible and a valued community partner.  Watch what happens when we combine our deep understanding of the community’s health needs with OHSU’s leadership in healthcare innovation.

 

Tuality’s many awards showcase our position as one of the Portland metro area’s premier health care providers, including 3rd Healthiest Employer in Oregon from The Portland Business Journal, Tuality’s 5th straight Gold Plus from the American Heart Association, and #1 Nationwide Best Hospital IT Department to work for according to Healthcare IT News.

 

Here at Tuality our employees care about making a difference.  In fact, they care so much that in our most recent employee satisfaction survey we had an 80% participation rate!  Tuality is truly unique because of the relationships we build and as individuals we are seen and heard.  Come be part of our team, and let your voice be heard!

Summary of Duties

The Oncology Patient Advocate provides psychosocial services to patients, families, and significant others facing the impact of a cancer diagnosis. The scope of the position includes clinical practice, education, and research. The oncology patient advocate provides services to patients and families throughout all phases of the cancer continuum, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, end of life care, and bereavement. The psychosocial services provided include individual, family and support group counseling, education, advocacy, discharge planning, home care planning, case management, and program development. The oncology patient advocate is an integral part of the health care team and contributes to the development and coordination of the overall treatment plan. In collaboration with other disciplines, the oncology patient advocate also links patients with a variety of services necessary to meet the cancer patient’s multiple needs. Services are provided to both inpatients and outpatients. Key relationships for the oncology patient advocate are cancer patients and families; physicians; nursing; radiation therapists; pastoral care; hospice services; medical office staff; all THC entities and departments that provide specialty services for cancer patients; volunteer programs; and community agencies.

Hiring Competencies

 

  1. Education: Degree from an accredited school of nursing or Masters in a related field such as counseling or nursing preferred.
  2. Current OSBN license
  3. Two years of oncology work experience in a health care setting.
  4. Excellent interpersonal communication (written and oral) including the ability to problem-solve and negotiate.
  5. Knowledge about cancers and their treatments, psychosocial implications for individuals and families, appropriate interventions and available community and governmental resources.
  6. Knowledge of the usual course of cancer and its treatment so that patients and families can be helped to anticipate and deal with changes in daily life.
  7. Adheres to National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics or ANA Code of Ethics..
  8. Experience in dealing with highly confidential information.Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct. 

Additional Posting Information

Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

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