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Clinical Auth/Treatment Education LVN

Employment: Nursing

Type: Full Time

Location: Medical Center, TX

"You can make a difference in the life of an oncology patient and find your career satisfaction by joining our team of healthcare professionals today."

 

About the Position

The role of the Clinical Authorization/Treatment Education Nurse is to facilitate the delivery of oncology patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse and / or physician.  This is accomplished through direct and indirect patient care activities..

Shift Schedule:

  • Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

Benefits:

  • Insurances: Life, medical, dental, short term and long term disability
  • 401K
  • Free parking
  • PTO
  • Holidays 
  • Competitive salary

Responsibilities:

 

  • Treatment Authorization
    • Address all new treatment requests
    • Direct all requests to Oncology Consultants Pharmacy (OCP) as appropriate
    • Direct all requests to Authorization Department in a timely manner
    • Follow-up with outside department on authorization delays
    • Communicate any Authorization delays to Physician/Infusion Team.
  • Treatment Scheduling
    • Appropriate Scheduling of all new treatments in a manner reflective of urgency
    • Adjusting new patient infusion Schedules
    • Communicate any delays in scheduling to Physician/Infusion Team
  • Patient Education
    • Provide on-site or telephonic treatment education to all new patients or patients with change in therapy.
    • Provide detailed hand-outs to patient/family
    • Arrange appropriate translation services when necessary
  • Oral Oncolytic Review
    • Responsible for follow-up with patients who are on oral therapy
    • Document response and communicate findings to Physician.
  • Triage Team
    • See Triage Nurse JD
    • Will float to Triage area when appropriate
  • Infusion Admissions when needed
    • Patient admission to Infusion
      • Full vital signs, including respirations
      • Height and Weight (measured, no verbal reports unless Wt >350)
  • Transport patients via wheelchair as needed
  • Documentation of care delivered
  • Assist nursing staff in return of patient messages
    • Return calls for routine MD follow up / testing appointments
    • Delegated by Nurse Coordinator
      • Transcribe messages from voice mail,

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.  Direct Patient Care

  • Clinic Nurse- The Clinical Authorization/Treatment Education Nurse will be responsible to provide back up to Clinic Nurse as needed
  • Triage Team: Clinical Authorization/Treatment Education Nurse will provide back-up to triage team when needed
  • Infusion Nurse- will be expected to provide back-up to infusion in the form of MA or Injection nurse.
  • Float: May be required to float to other offices or cover authorization for other offices.

Telephone Back Up

  • During times when the receptionist is called away from the front office, or in need of assistance in taking incoming calls, the MA functions as the backup for phone calls.  Calls are answered, screened, transferred to the appropriate staff member, or messages are taken.

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time

Requirements:
  • Bilingual- A+ but not mandatory
  • Managing side effects of cancer and cancer treatments
  • RN/LVN 
  • Good IV skills
  • OCN preferred
  • Computer literate

About Oncology Consultants

Oncology Consultants has been a premier adult medical oncology & hematology practice in Houston, TX for over 25 years. Our healthcare team is committed to provide state of the art cancer treatment in a caring environment as we continue to expand our oncology services in the metropolitan region.

Oncology Consultants is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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