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Cancer Care Nurse Coordinator

VA Medical Center

Columbia, SC
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Cancer Care Nurse Coordinator
Columbia, SC

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is actively recruiting Cancer Care Nurse Coordinator (CCNC) for the Acute Medicine Specialty Clinic.  He/she serves as a coordinator of clinical care ensuring timely access and seamless coordination of services throughout the continuum of cancer care. The CCNC meets with veterans and their families at early suspicion to provide a comprehensive plan of care to identify and resolve any barriers to diagnosis and to provide detailed patient education and teaching on upcoming diagnostics necessary to obtain a diagnosis. The CCNC facilitates expeditious scheduling and coordination of follow-up care. The CCNC will be the patient resource for education on diagnosis and treatment selected by the veteran and their Provider. The CCNC will assist the patient's transition into Survivorship and/or end stage disease, if necessary. The CCNC will work in close collaboration with specialty Providers in the development of site specific protocols/pathways and possible barriers that may affect treatment outcomes. He/she will have the ability to make appropriate assessments and referrals as needed to meet the unique needs of the veteran population. The CCNCs are active participants in the Cancer Committee and Cancer Conferences (tumor boards). The CCNC will maintain quality assurance tracking tools that monitor the timeliness of patient care. He/she must be poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational levels and varied ethnic backgrounds. The Cancer Care Nurse Coordinator ensures that the highest possible quality of care is achieved and that a safe therapeutic environment is provided.  He/she is administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager and responsible for other team members, i.e. RN, LPN, NA. Performs other related duties as required by Nurse Manager. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. with  flexible hours.

Functional Statement Title/#: Registered Nurse 544-01161-0

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 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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