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How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our nursing teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of nursing services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.
The Clinical Advocate will assist cancer patients with insurance, making appointments, testing, treatment, education, transportation, arranging home care, psychosocial needs and managing any other barriers that would prevent a patient from getting treatment in a timely manner.
Riverview Medical Center is redefining cancer care with the opening of its greatly expanded cancer center. Patients will have access to best in class services and treatments in a state-of-the-art, tranquil environment located on the Navesink River. The comprehensive cancer center offers timely access to exceptional cancer specialists and the widest range of innovative treatments including infusion, radiation therapy, and surgery. As part of Meridian Cancer Care, Riverview Medical Center houses the most powerful and precise tools in the fight against cancer. The center is home to the CyberKnife Center, an unmatched robotic radiosurgery system designed to deliver high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to treat tumors anywhere in the body, including the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas, and prostate. Also available within the center are two TrueBeam linear accelerators offering the most advanced non-invasive radiation treatment available to manage cancers throughout the body. By pairing specialists and experts in the field of cancer with robust resources, facilities, and technologies, Meridian Cancer Care is committed to getting patients back to the life they love.
A day in the life of a Clinical Advocate at Hackensack Meridian includes:
Delivery of nursing practices according to the evidence-based research, nursing policies, and standards of care, to provide and ensure safe and excellent delivery of individualized patient centered care.
Ongoing communication with patients, nursing colleagues and other members of the health care team regarding patient’s status, rendered care, education and treatment plans.
Responsible for optimal patient/guest satisfaction and care experience according to Meridian Health standards.
Patient and family centered care aimed at optimizing health, wellness and disease management.
Interdisciplinary collaboration in management of our patient’s plan of care and goals from admission to discharge to ensure safe transitioning and continuum of care.
Navigating patients after treatment through the survivorship period.
Responsible for follow up with all RMC Cancer patients who have successfully completed their curative treatment for cancer to ensure: those patients follow up with their physicians for recommended appointments to assess their physical condition, to provide patients and families with any information to enhance their post curative cancer quality of life, to work with cancer patients and families to have all forms/processes completed before any hospital treatments.
Coordinating cancer conferences
Current and valid New Jersey Nursing license is required
BLS/CPR certification by American Heart Association is required
Two (2) or more years of outpatient oncology nursing experience is required
BSN is strongly preferred
Chemotherapy certification is preferred
Oncology Nurse Certification is preferred
The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care and service based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.
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