The role of the Cancer Care Coordinator encompasses multiple aspects of cancer care delivery.
- Multidisciplinary team meeting participation
- Supportive and clinical care assessment.
- Provision of required care and clinical treatment
- Referral practices and effective coordination of care across different clinicians, teams, and health services.
- Provision of education and information to patients and carers.
- Clinical leadership, mentoring.
- Data collection.
- Quality improvement and practice development.
- Vaccination against COVID-19 and annual influenza is a mandatory requirement for healthcare workers in Victoria
Key Selection Criteria:
- Post Graduate qualifications in oncology (desirable).
- Previous experience working in oncology setting.
- Previous management experience (desirable).
- Recent experience in the private healthcare sector (desirable).
- Understanding of quality management systems / principles including quality improvement; workplace health and safety; infection control and healthcare accreditation programs.
- Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills
- Attendance at Multidisciplinary team and other meetings in relation to the planning and delivery of care.
- Facilitate timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expediate the treatment plan and promote continuity of care.
- Facilitate continuity of care between health professionals and across care settings by establishing clear referral pathways and timely communication.
- Act as a liaison between people affected by cancer and members of the health care team.
- Undertake comprehensive assessment and screening for clinical, psychological, and supportive care needs upon initial encounter and periodically throughout treatment.
- Identify people at risk for adverse clinical and psychological outcomes and those with potential barriers to care.
- Provide timely and consistent education and information to patients and their families.
- Facilitate delivery of cancer care consistent with evidence-based guidelines.
- Implement and participate in quality improvement activities that aim to improve provision and coordination of care and optimise outcomes for individuals and services.
- Provide clinical leadership and mentorship within the clinical team.
- Provide clinical support to medical oncologist/s.
- Manage oral chemotherapy treatment regimens.
- Manage supportive therapy treatment regimens (subcutaneous and intramuscular)
- Coordinate phone triage / symptom urgent review clinic (SURC).
- Coordinate patient follow-up post initial treatment.
- Practices in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Code of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics
- Understands and practices within own scope of practice
- Integrates nursing and health care knowledge, skills, and attitude to provide high-quality, safe, and effective nursing care
- Other tasks as directed by the Director of Clinical Services / Nurse Unit Manager as falling within the scope of practice and role within the organisation.
- Contribute to the professional development of others including preceptorship of new staff and/or students on placement.
- Exercise economy in the use of resources, supplies and time.
- Actively participate in team meetings, staff forums and other meetings relevant to role and as requested by manager.
- Participate in the hospital appraisal process.
- Complete mandatory competencies as directed and per the Training/Competency Calendar.
- Maintain and update knowledge and skills through regular attendance at education and training sessions and in-service education.
- Keep abreast of technology relating to the area.
Safety and Quality:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the MHPH Quality Management System and actively contribute to quality improvement activities and the hospital’s plan to achieve organisational objectives.
- Understand, contribute to, and participate in the hospital ISO certification process.
- Understand, contribute to, and participate in the application of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) applicable to MHPH.
Occupational Health and Safety:
- Follow safe work practices and comply with the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures and legislation, proactively reporting policies, hazards, incidents, and injuries to manager
- Make proper use of all safeguards, safety devices and personal protective equipment.
- Take appropriate care to protect the health and safety of self and others.