Extra Help Nurse Coordinator - Oncology Navigator, San Jose, California

Created 10/14/2021
Reference 470265
Job type Variable Shift
Country United States
State California
City San Jose
Zip 95110
Salary $145,550.08 - $176,931.04 Annually


Under direction, to assess, plan, implement and evaluate education and to provide other health services for a specific patient population; to function as a consultant and educator to staff.

The current Extra Help Nurse Coordinator vacancy is located at O'Connor Hospital.
An oncology nurse navigator is a professional registered nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. Utilizing the nursing process, an oncology nurse navigator provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum.

The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. The hospitals and clinics are operated by the County under a consolidated license from the California Department of Public Health. The Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System is part of the broader County of Santa Clara Health System.

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The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - 731 bed tertiary level acute care hospital provides the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services - in some cases the only such treatment in the region.

O'Connor Hospital -358 bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County.

St. Louise Regional Hospital - 93 bed acute care facility, affectionately known as South County's community hospital, is a Designated Primary Stroke Center, and is the only acute care hospital in the area. Located in Gilroy, St. Louise is one of the largest employers in the community.

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Typical Tasks
  • Assesses the patients' clinical needs and staffing requirements for specialty area;
  • Analyzes and validates data taken from patient interviews; revises assessments based on patient behaviors;
  • Identifies common recurrent patient problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual patient needs;
  • Applies knowledge of a variety of conceptual models and previous clinical experience to patient care issues in order to consider alternatives that explain or predict present or potential patient problems and informs other medical staff as necessary;
  • Attempts to determine reasons for patient's compliance or non-compliance;
  • Establishes priorities for care based on nursing and medical diagnosis;
  • Cares for complex problems by either direct patient care or delegation of responsibility;
  • Uses evaluation data in collaboration with other health disciplines to influence the revision of the total patient care plan or program;
  • Coordinates patient flow to ensure efficiency and continuity of care within the Health and Hospital System and in the community;
  • Works closely with other health care providers and ancillary services to facilitate patient care;
  • Develops and maintains good relations with local groups, community agencies, nursing homes, private physicians, and funding agencies;
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health team members in assessing the physical, psycho-social and cultural needs and standards of care of the patient populations;
  • Develops specialized knowledge of the patient population and serves as a consultant for assessment and care of those patients;
  • Identifies educational needs of nursing staff related to specialty area;
  • Provides guidance for staff in planning patient care;
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures;
  • Proposes, develops, implements, and monitors management information systems as related to the patients;
  • Involves patient, family and staff in education activities regarding recurrent health problems and health practices related to maintenance of wellness and prevention of disease;
  • Develops educational materials about the specialty area for staff, patients, families, and community members;
  • Evaluates and revises program goals, policies, procedures, standards and objectives as necessary;
  • Develops and monitors Program budget, including assessing staffing and other resource needs;
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities;
  • May assist in the development and writing of grants and may monitor Federal and State grant resources;
  • May participate in conducting clinical research activities;
  • May assist with experimental protocols;
  • Utilizes the results of audit/quality improvement and/or research activities to improve patient care and as learning experiences for staff.

Employment Standards
Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and sufficient education and experience for a candidate to be able to demonstrate possession of the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the typical tasks noted above.

Experience Note: A candidate would typically acquire the education and experience necessary to successfully perform at this level by having graduated from a four year college or university with a BSN. Possession of a Master's Degree (MSN) is desirable. A qualified applicant would typically possess three years of clinical experience in the specialty area.

Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Employer SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA

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