Assumes responsibility in association with Physicians and Leaders to serve as a liaison for the "community" (referring physicians, patients and families) and other NCH Physicians. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and supervises individual patient care according to organizational policies and procedures. Establishes early contact with brain tumor patients to eliminate barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment by coordination of referrals from physicians and health care facilities. Provides a significant level of patient education related to illness and planned treatment. Provides patients with resources and linkages including community and patient/family support and assists in meeting brain tumor related needs as identified by patients and families.
Job Specific Duties
Ensures safe and efficient patient care. Works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate and communicate the patient’s care plan.
Ensures further development of a collaborative and streamlined transitional patient and family process and physicians in the community and/or other related services.
Works and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to maintain and implement up-to-date coordinated patient care; communicates with all members of the healthcare team on behalf of the patient.
Serves as a nurse liaison to facilitate second opinions on patient management with timely review of existing data and/or arranging case discussion at Neuro-Oncology Program patient care conference.
Assists in creating and maintaining up to date protocols within the rapidly changing COG standards for different tumor types, and or new clinical trials.
Ensures clinical protocols to refer patients to appropriate specialist for diagnosis and treatment. Assists patients/families in obtaining referrals/appointments with needed specialists.
Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team to provide support as appropriate to the clinical situation.
Proactively develops & enhances clinical processes with the goal of providing an excellent quality clinical experience for patients. Assures smooth transition of inpatient/outpatient experiences.
Communicates with referring physician’s office for the patient’s and physician’s needs. Serves as liaison to community organizations for ongoing information and support services.
Identifies, informs & educates patients about their disease. Provides educational materials to parents. Develops care plans to enhance education & satisfaction; addresses clinical concerns.
Works with Marketing and outreach departments to educate referring physicians and facilities on available services.
Collaborates in the screening and referral of patients for eligibility for research clinical trials.
Serves as a nurse liaison to facilitate services on patient management and leads in the coordination of complex care across a continuum of care from admission and procedure through outpatient follow-up.
Minimum Job Requirements
APRN Licensure within the State of Florida - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Certification by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Center (ANCC), Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) or National Certification Corporation (NCC)
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Level II Background Check
Successful completion of credentialing by NCHS Medical Administration
4-7 years of experience in pediatric Neurosurgery or Oncology
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Specialty certification is preferred.
Pediatric nursing in an acute care setting preferred.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Well versed in conflict management skills.
Good analytical and deduction skills.
Able to be sympathetic and emotionally supportive to patients and families.
Strong organizational skills.
Able to multi-task.
Nursing - Clinical
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.