Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Nashville, TN. VUMC is committed to both the development of scientists and the acceleration of innovation that involve creating and evaluating interventions that educate, change behaviors, and improve patients health outcomes.
Registered Nurse 2-ViTAL Job Description
Job Summary (Clinical)
Designs, implements, conducts, and evaluates health wellness, education services, and clinical quality improvement relevant to tobacco cessation for the Outpatient Tobacco Treatment Clinic (TTC) within the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). The TTC is a grant-funded outpatient clinical service, which provides clinical care in the form of tobacco cessation counseling and medication recommendations to cancer patients and parents of children with cancer who are VUMC patients. In conjunction with other clinical teams, the TTC RN will facilitate medication prescriptions and clinical referrals (State Quitline, Lung Cancer Screening, etc.) for TTC patients. This candidate will work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team and have a strong understanding of evidence based care/education, including critical review of evolving medical literature and ability to understand and apply medication protocols for smoking cessation. This individual should demonstrate medical knowledge, clinical competence, sound judgment, professional communication skills, timely documentation and a commitment to professional development. Additionally, the candidate will serve as an ambassador for change across the clinical enterprise, including the adoption of system-wide improved methods to treat tobacco use.
Roles and Responsibilities (Clinical)
1. Assess patient's individual health risks as they relate to tobacco use and inform them of available treatment options. Comprehensively evaluate patients' tobacco use and recommend proven cessation methods such as pharmacotherapy and counseling.
2. Create, maintain and disseminate health education information relevant to tobacco cessation to hospital staff, patients, and team members.
3. Track program participation and gather program data using the electronic health record.
4. Conduct program needs assessments and analyze available data to inform decisions on development of treatment programs. The individual will work with the Director, data manager/programmer, and other team members to organize, interpret, and present clinical and quality improvement (QI) data related to tobacco control.
5. Strive to continually improve the tobacco treatment service by evaluating efforts and processes, researching relevant topics and developing and/or revising modules and presentations as needed.
6. Contribute to an annual report highlighting the impact of the tobacco treatment service. Report data to team members, contribute to manuscripts and draft correspondence as needed.
7. Partner with related supportive organizations including the TN Department of Health Tobacco Control Division, the TN state quit line operator, the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC), TelASK (Interactive Voice Recognition vendor), other federal stop smoking campaigns (Smokefree.gov), etc.
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