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Cancer Information Specialist- Patient Navigation - Simmons Cancer Center

Job Number: 22963
Categories: Nursing
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 603705 - Simmons Cncr Ctr Tech UA
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular



Security


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Experience and Education


Bachelors's degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related field, and five (5) years related oncology nursing and/or health education and community outreach experience required.

Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas required. Current OCN certification required. Proficiency in verbal/written Spanish strongly preferred.

Job Duties


Answer questions and provide tailored information about cancer treatment, clinical trials, and supportive care resources. Triage calls based on symptoms, needs, and information provided by caller; send requested and/or applicable health education information; Explain Simmons Cancer Center services, providers, managed care participation, and appointment options; interview and collect information from patients, family members, and the general public; offer external community referrals when appropriate; problem solve utilizing department protocols as necessary to meet a patient's needs; Organize and maintain program resources, including program database(s), possibly includes OCN database; Document detailed inquiry information and implement appropriate program procedures; Assist in development and implementation of promotional materials and activities for various outreach programs. May also lend support to Data Management of the OCM project.

Utilize professional and technical resources to answer questions and provide tailored information about cancer treatment, clinical trials, and supportive care resources.

Explain Simmons Cancer Center services, providers, managed care participation, and appointment options; interview and collect information from patients, family members, and the general public; offer external community referrals when appropriate; problem solve utilizing department protocols as necessary to meet a patient's needs.

Triage calls based on symptoms, needs, and information provided by caller; send requested and/or applicable health education information.

Organize and maintain program resources, including program database(s).

Document detailed inquiry information and implement appropriate program procedures.

Assist with development and implementation of effective promotional materials and activities for various outreach programs. Participate in marketing programs, including making presentations and providing staffing assistance at community outreach events affiliated with or organized by the SCC Education and Community Outreach division, Speaker's Bureau, and other hospital and/or clinic sponsored cancer related events.

Stay abreast of current approaches, theories, and practices related to patient and public medical education.

May provide working supervision and direction to administrative staff as necessary.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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