Chambersburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 89031

Care Coordinator

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Job Description:

Under general supervision, coordinates all aspects of treatment, evaluation, support services and education for cancer patients. Coordinates clinical documentation from referring and treating physicians for each patient.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides initial intake phone contact with cancer and/or symptomatic patients.
  2. Introduces patient to the Health System.
  3. Serves as a consistent contact for patient/family throughout the process of diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Provides individualized information, support, and education regarding cancer.
  5. Coordinates appointments for consultations and physician visits.
  6. Notifies primary care and specialty care providers when patient is admitted to the Hospital.
  7. Follows patient via contact with inpatient nursing staff.
  8. Participates in interdisciplinary nursing rounds for inpatients (discharge planning process).
  9. Reinforces pre- and post-operative instructions and provides further education as appropriate.
  10. Maintains two way communication with providers’ offices in order to improve the process of coordinating care for cancer patients.
  11. Reports outcome of nursing/patient care/coordination activities to Oncology Service Line leadership.
  12. Identifies patient and/or provider needs and develops quality programs to meet those needs. Ensures delivery of quality services for patients.
  13. Collaborates with outreach/education coordinators for all service lines in the preparation and delivery of community and professional education programs.
  14. Collaborates with research team in clinical trials enrollment and data collection.
  15. Assists providers in teaching breast self-examination (BSE), as appropriate.
  16. Serves as a resource to cancer support groups and other activities.
  17. Revises and monitors educational materials to insure that they are coordinated, understandable, and meet the PFEAT standards.
  18. Protects patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communications.

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient
  3. population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides
  4. direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  5. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  6. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement
  7. and innovation.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 5 years nursing experience
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • iCertification in appropriate nursing specialty; Oncology nursing experience preferred
  • Physical Demands:
    • Mostly sedentary work
    • Occasional prolonged standing/walking
    • Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Skills:
    • Proven outstanding interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to function as a team player

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