Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Nemours is seeking a Patient and Family Education Coordinator for the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Wilmington, DE.
The NCCBD Patient and Family Education Coordinator (PFEC) provides expertise in the delivery of patient and family education for newly diagnosed hematology/oncology patients as well as care coordination within the pediatric hematology, oncology, and transplant and cellular therapies of the NCCBD. This role requires advanced clinical knowledge and skill to partner with members of the healthcare team to provide individualized education and care coordination. The NCCBD PFEC, in collaboration with the patient care team, will evaluate delivery of patient care and provide clinical coordination across the healthcare continuum to support the NCCBD Fertility Preservation (FP) and the Transplant and Cellular Therapy (TCT) programs.
- Completes a comprehensive assessment of patient at time of diagnosis, including, but not limited to: interview and screening of patient and family related to: health status, patient/family educational needs, psychosocial status and anticipated needs.
- Communicates patient plan of care proactively with all involved members of the healthcare team, including the patient and family, daily.
- Coordinates initiation of patient/family education related to diagnosis, clinical care, ongoing treatment plan, anticipated long-term patient needs and clinical research studies. Establishes realistic short and long-term goals activities to enhance patient self-management and participation of patient and family in plan of care.
- Promotes and provides patient, family, staff, and community education using clinical expertise and knowledge base.
- Tracks patient outcomes and relevant data using appropriate information systems and pathways.
- Implements performance improvement programs for the care management of hematology/oncology patients. Monitors progress in achieving defined care management, clinical and administrative outcomes.
- Supports the patient and psychosocial team in the school reintegration process.
- Participates in hospital-wide quality and patient safety initiatives.
- Maintains confidentiality of patients' healthcare information as per hospital policy.
- Attends family meetings, Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Rounds, TCT rounds, disease specific rounds, Tumor Board and other educational forums as needed.
- Must have a Delaware Registered Nurse license
- BSN required
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing required
- Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) Certification in Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nursing (CPON, CPHON, BMTCN)
- Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider