RN Patient Educator – Kettering Cancer Center – Oncology – PT

Kettering Health Network
July 15, 2020
Kettering, OH
Job Type


RN Patient Educator - Kettering Cancer Center - Oncology - PT


Job ID: 2020-22778
Type: Part-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Nursing
Cancer Center Building


Job Summary

The Patient Educator-Oncology is an RN who has clinical knowledge specific to oncology and is able to provide patient-centered, holistic assistance to patients, as well as their families and caregivers, in an attempt to mitigate healthcare system barriers and promote transitions between settings and providers.
The Patient Educator-Oncology utilizes education and resources that facilitate an informed decision-making process, as well as care coordination and advocacy skills to facilitate timely access to health care and psychosocial care throughout the cancer trajectory. He/she interacts with the general public and community in addition to physicians and interdisciplinary staff to support the patient's plan of care.

Patient Educator-Oncology RNs are accountable for their own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law. They monitor patient care to attain desired quality, clinical and financial outcomes. Other duties as assigned.

Patient Educator-Oncology RNs are employees of the Oncology Service Line and report to the manager of Cancer Support Services and to the Clinical and Executive Directors of the Oncology Service Line.

The delivery of nursing care within the Kettering Health Network reflects the missions, vision, values and philosophies, of the organization and nursing departments.

Educational Requirements

Licensed in the state of Ohio as a Registered Nurse
Bachelor of Science in nursing is required. MS in nursing is preferred.
Minimum five (5) years recent clinical experience is required.
Recent oncology experience is required.
Certification in adult oncology nursing is required. Acceptable Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) certifications include: oncology certified nurse (OCN®); advanced oncology certified nurse (AOCN®), advanced oncology certified clinical nurse specialist (AOCNS®), and advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner (AOCNP®).
Sub-specialty certification as a certified breast care nurse (CBCN®) without one of the above certifications is acceptable only when the candidate is filling a breast cancer-specific position.
Candidates who are not certified in adult oncology nursing will be expected to complete training consistent with the Oncology Nursing Society Oncology Nurse Generalist Competencies and will establish a timeline for certification in adult oncology with the manager during their orientation.

Knowledge of the healthcare system and community resources
BLS certification
Strong professional communication skills (written and verbal).
Computer skills, including email, internet, EPIC, Microsoft Office programs, including Teams
Coordination of interprofessional conferences
Quality Improvement and/or care coordination
Knowledge of adult learning principles and/or teaching experience.
Up-to-date oncology care knowledge including pathophysiology, diagnostic testing and staging, and general concepts of cancer treatment across the cancer trajectory
Participation in professional oncology nursing organizations - i.e. Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), etc.
Knowledge of standards and guidelines from relevant national organizations and regulatory agencies to all aspects of patient care (i.e. HFAP, Ohio Board of Nursing, OSHA/NIOSH, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), etc.)


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