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RN, Breast Care Center - Full-Time, Days - Sign on bonus eligible!

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


To provide nursing care, education, and support to women with breast cancer and breast health concerns in partnership with other health care professionals. The incumbent collaborates with others to create systems of care which facilitate education, diagnosis, treatment and support for the patient, family and the community.


Under the direct supervision of the Senior RN, Breast Health Navigator and Manager, Breast Care Center and within established Catholic Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following functions:

* Collaborates with physicians and other health care providers in planning individualized care for individuals with breast cancer and breast health concerns, providing a link between them and interdisciplinary service where care is delivered.
* Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills.
* Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of support and education programs for individuals with breast cancer and their families.
* Accesses physical and psychosocial health status of the patient and works with the provider to implement a therapeutic plan of care.
* Consistently evaluates and documents the outcome of nursing intervention and patient/family response to care; recognizes subtle changes or trends in patient status; responds to unforeseen situations in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
* Accesses individual and community educational needs. Maintains close, collaborative relationships with community agencies providing information, care and support to individuals with breast care and breast health concerns
* Provides education, support, and coordination to assist patients in securing appointments.
* Provides educational resources on breast health, breast cancer and breast care. Connects patients and families to resources and support services.
* Coordinates services throughout the continuum of Breast Care and considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning for and delivery of patient care.
* Serves as a resource to others to provide direction and assist, as necessary, in the performance of duties appropriately delegated in accordance with the New Hampshire Nurses Practice Act and the professional standards of nursing practice.
* Reinforces physician and patient relationships by promoting communication between patient and healthcare providers.
* Provides support of services that include, but are not limited to the following; assisting patient and family members with adjusting a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Nutritional counseling, palliative care, support groups, transportation services, and other complimentary services. Psychosocial distress screening and support.
* Assist department in developing and/or refining their educational and support resources related to breast health.
* Take initiative to establish priorities, manage resources and assist in implementing quality improvement initiatives.
* Assists provider with patient examinations and procedures, including (but not limited to) surgical procedures, exams, diagnostic studies and treatments.
* Monitors patients during and following procedures; looks for reactions and other visible complications; react to emergency situations; notifies the appropriate person in the event of an emergency.
* Applies and removes dressings under the direction of the provider.
* Serves on Catholic Medical Center Cancer committees and community boards.
* Maintains certifications, accreditations and licensure.
* Performs similar or related duties as assigned or directed.


Individuals must possess these knowledge's, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

* Physical requirements include ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; stand for sustained periods of time; move about on foot to accomplish tasks; raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position; pick, pinch, type or otherwise work with fingers.
* Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Essential functions include activities in which incumbent must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families and other employees.
* Knowledge of department and hospital confidentiality policies pertinent to patient information and hospital data.
* Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.
* Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, frequently, or constantly to lift, carry. Push, pull or otherwise move objects.)
* Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects and small parts.
* The ability to plan and perform complex work which involves new or constantly changing problems. Involves participation in the formulation and carrying out of policies, objectives and programs for major divisions or functions. Considerable ingenuity and exceptional judgment required to deal with factors not easily evaluated. Interpret results and make decisions which there is little precedent. Direct and coordinate the work of subordinate supervision in order to attain objectives.
* Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress.
* Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
* Ability to travel to meetings and conferences which are held off-site.
* Demonstrated skills in empathetic listening, communication, patient teaching, public speaking and working with groups.
* Ability to communicate well with others and maintain sensitivity to patient concerns while working with other members of the Health Care Team, including nurses, physicians, etc., and to provide the best in comfort, caring and curing.
* Maintains current knowledge of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.


* Generally Monday through Friday, day shift; Must be willing to travel to physician offices, community agency sites, and to programs and conferences. Involves occasional early morning meetings (7:00am) and late evening group/support meetings, as well as occasional weekend events (Health Fairs etc).



* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred or equivalent nursing experience.


* Three to five years' experience in nursing with a minimum of two years in oncology.


* Current registration in the State of NH as a Registered Nurse.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
* Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification desirable.
* National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) Breast Patient Navigation Certificate required.
* Breast Health Navigator Certification through EduCare preferred.

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , RN, Breast Care Center - Full-Time, Days - Sign on bonus eligible!, Healthcare , Manchester, New Hampshire

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