This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Duties include, but are not limited to: Tracking patients with newly diagnosed malignancies and/or with suspected malignancies to ensure proper workup and follow-up Serving as a fill in provider in the Oncology Clinics Reviewing delay of diagnosis or initiation of treatment cases with management team to implement evidence-based process improvements for oncology patients Obtain patient history at consultation by reviewing medical information and interviewing patient and family Assess problems that arise in between status check visits, either in department or over the phone Educate patients and families regarding the disease, diagnostic procedures needed, and goals of treatment for their cancer. Educate patients and families on the management of symptoms and side effects (e.g., use of medications, dietary changes, activity changes, skin care, oral care) Assess psychosocial issues (e.g., home situation, availability of support, past coping mechanisms, financial concerns, and work status) Clarify information to assist patients and families in making treatment decisions Assist with procedures (e.g., physical exams, simulation, fiducial marker placement, hormone injections, brachytherapy procedures, blood and urine specimen, skin care) Administer medication (e.g., pain medication, IV contrast) as ordered Monitor patients receiving treatment (e.g., conscious sedation, systemic treatments, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) Coordinate initial oncologic appointment after referral is placed by PCP and track any delays or non-compliance by patient. Coordinates care for patients receiving multimodality treatment (e.g., provides patient calendars with dates of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy; communicates and collaborates with physicians and nurses in surgical and medical oncology regarding timing of treatments and management of patient problems) Contribute to publications and presentations Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Compressed/Flexible: Yes Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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