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Join our Cancer Services team at Banner University Medical Center Tucson! Banner University Medical Center Tucson offers a wide range of medical and surgical care options. We use the latest technology to detect cancer as early as possible. In addition to treatment options, we also offer many support services for patients and their families. Our treatment services include: Blood and marrow transplantation, Chemotherapy and biologic therapy, Clinical research trials, Genetic counseling and testing, Interventional radiology, and Radiation therapy. At Banner University Medical Center Tucson, we provide integrative services to provide the best treatment options and whole health support during and after our patients cancer treatment .
We believe patient care is most effective when it's truly collaborative. With our academic partnership with the University of Arizona, our evidence-based, academic research, and multidisciplinary approach brings together physicians from all cancer specialties to provide highly coordinated and compassionate care. Our cancer experts include medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, physician specialists, nurses and clinical support staff who work closely with patients, guiding them through their first visit and serving as a point of contact throughout their care. From prevention to treatment and beyond, no matter where our patients are on their cancer journey, the team at Banner University Medical Center Tucson is 100% committed to our patients well-being!
Banner is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, as well as being a nationally recognized Academic Center teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research.
University Arizona Cancer Center is NCI designated, COC, NAPBC, NAPRC, FACT Accredited. Superior Clinical Excellence for staff development with Clinical Ladder for RN and MA's, strong focus on certifications, Shared Leadership for Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff, and other staff related engagement committees.
This position will support our access to care team to ensure that new patients are scheduled with the correct specialist for their cancer diagnosis.
Hours are Mon-Fri 8a-4:30p, No weekends or holidays
If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please visit the main job search page and under the Job Type filter, select New Nurse Experience.
University Medical Center Tucson PBCs Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting ground breaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.
POSITION SUMMARY This position provides comprehensive care coordination for the initial patient access process to ensure appropriate care alignment and a smooth and supportive patient experience. This position collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment to optimize patient outcomes.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Coordinates the initial patient access process, making appropriate referrals and consultations in coordination with physicians and providers. Evaluates the medical necessity, urgency and appropriateness of care, optimizing patient outcomes. Collaborates with the patient and referring physician to solicit information needed to determine appropriate physician alignment for consultation.
2. Assesses the medical records to determine if adequate and appropriate records have been obtained. Determines if additional records and pathology reviews are required for initial consultation and collaborates with appropriate resources to secure needed records and documentation.
3. Assists the patient/family through the initial patient access process, providing support and updates. Stays aware of the patient's progression throughout the intake process. Responds to patient requests for information regarding the initial consultation and general questions about the facility, physician and/or available services and resources.
4. Provides support and education to the community physician practices and prospective patients about the referral process. Serves as a resource to other staff members and provides education as needed.
5. Supports process improvement activities for populations of patients to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes. Participates in staff development to maintain current standards of practice and ensure the highest quality of care.
6. This position has responsibility for coordinating the initial patient access process. This position works independently, with freedom to determine how to best accomplish functions within established procedures. This position confers with supervisor on any unusual situations. This position is facility-based with no budgetary responsibility. Internal customers include all levels of staff, including physicians. External customers include patients, families, employees of other healthcare institutions, physician offices, referring physicians, community providers and agencies, payers, provider networks, and regulatory agencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.
Requires knowledge as typically obtained through a minimum of three years of current experience in specialty area. Requires excellent organizational skills, effective communication and writing skills, good time management skills and knowledge of word processing and database software applications. Also requires a good understanding of process improvement.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.