This position will assist in breast procedures and work directly with our surgeons as needed. Room patients, triage, patient education.
Primarily function in the role as a Breast Imaging Nurse Coordinator. Ability to work with patients in an environment with time restraints. Need to be familiar with treatment options from current literature and standards. Ability to anticipate patient needs and take appropriate course of action using approved guidelines. Excellent problem solving skills and communication skills.
Coordinates care for patients and families in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team across the continuum of care with an emphasis on newly diagnosed patients.
Synthesizes assessment data and resulting diagnosis. Plans interventions and expected outcomes to provide patient & family necessary information.
Serves as clinical expert/resource to oncology patients, families, health care team and community.
Assists the patient in coordinating multiple specialist appointments, and provides education for patients.
Coordinates multidisciplinary team conferences.
Communicates with referring health care providers regarding comprehensive plan of care for patient and family.
Works closely with physicians and departments to deliver coordinated care in a timely manner.
Works with multidisciplinary team to develop quality monitors to measure patients outcomes and program performance.
Collaborates with Mammotrak and Cancer Data Services on data base management.
Assesses learning needs of patient, family, and health care team and creates, implements and evaluates multidisciplinary educational plan.
Utilizes current research, scientific literature, and advanced practice knowledge when providing education for patients, families, community and staff.
Consults with and teaches patients and families about their diagnosis, disease process and plan of care.
Collaborates with surgeons, medical and radiation oncology regarding specific teaching needs.
Provides formal and informal education for health care team and hospital staff as needed.
Serves as a resource for the community to provide public education.
Participates in ongoing educational activities to expand advanced clinical knowledge and enhance role performance.
In collaboration with physicians and provides consultation to influence the comprehensive plan of care for patients, family, community and program areas.
Serves as expert resource to patient family and staff.
Assists patients to navigate through the program and services/procedures needed during diagnostic workup and course of treatment.
Provides phone consultation, advocates for care or referrals to patients, families, other health care professionals and the community.
Serves as Program Liaison to community through a variety of communication sources.
Assess, monitor and assist patients before, during and after invasive breast imaging procedures and identifies expected nursing outcomes.
Documents data and updates the plan of care.
Provides discharge instruction to patients and families, post procedure.
Provide back-up nursing care to patients
Assesses and monitors patient needs during procedures and identifies expected nursing outcomes.
Documents data and updates the plan of care.
Administers conscious sedation and other procedural related medications in collaboration of a radiologist or physician.
May assist as a circulating RN during invasive exams performed in Interventional, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI & General Radiology
Organization Expectations, as applicable:
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respective manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with and maintains knowledge of all relevant laws, regulation, policies, procedures and standards.
Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum of 3 years working with treatment of breast disease/oncology nursing.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.