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RN II or RN Sr - NW

Date Posted
Oct 09, 2014
Description

SCOPE:

Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Must recognize physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care and participates in company wide quality initiatives. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including physiological and developmental differences unique to each group.
-Assess and monitors therapy of patients using appropriate technical skills under the direction and supervision of a physician.
-Assists physician with exams and procedures.
-Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow.
-Demonstrates knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture.
-Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central venous access devices and alternate delivering systems.
-Documents all elements of care.
-Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician or mid level provider.
-Serves as a resource person to the medical assistants and LPNs.
-Triages patient/family phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
-Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching.
-Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.
-Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.
-Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
-Maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.
-Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations. -Maintains patient confidentiality.
-Serves as mentor/preceptor and provides day to day guidance to less experienced nurses.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred. Minimum of 3 years nursing experience for RN II and Minimum of seven years nursing experience for RN Sr, preferably in an oncology environment. Current or pending Oncology certification preferred. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred. Current RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. Current CPR certification required.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. The company reserves the right to alter, change, or modify this job description at any time, with or without notice. The duties and responsibilities contained herein are considered representative, but not necessarily all inclusive, of the duties and responsibilities which may be required of a job incumbent. All other categorizations contained herein are meant to be representative of the general environment or working conditions in which the job is performed.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. The company reserves the right to alter, change, or modify this job description at any time, with or without notice. The duties and responsibilities contained herein are considered representative, but not necessarily all inclusive, of the duties and responsibilities which may be required of a job incumbent. All other categorizations contained herein are meant to be representative of the general environment or working conditions in which the job is performed.

HR Internship - Central Business Office

Date Posted
Oct 02, 2014
Description
	The intern is expected to complete 420 hours, Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm. 
 
SCOPE:
 
Under direct supervision, provides clerical and administrative support to the human resources staff. Perform various activities including greeting employees, screening calls, maintains appropriate records.
Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards and Shared Values.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
-Maintains personnel files in accordance with employee confidentiality, policies and procedures, and all regulatory/accreditation requirements.
-Maintains resume tracking database, scheduling candidate interviews, and posts job openings to intranet. May complete initial forms for pre and post employment screenings.
-May run HRIS queries or reports, maintain logs, and enter information into the HRIS system.
-As directed, schedules meetings, orders foods, arranges facilities, and prepares presentations and hand outs. May provide administrative assistance for company sponsored events.
-Other duties as requested.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
High school diploma or equivalent required. At least one-year human resources experience preferred.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be present at the employment site during regularly scheduled business hours and regularly required to sit or stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee
must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office, clinical or classroom environment and requires significant interaction with corporate and network
staff. Work will involve in-person interaction with co-workers and management and/or clients. Work may require occasional travel by automobile. The company reserves the right to alter, change, or modify this job description at any time, with or without notice. The duties and responsibilities contained herein are considered representative, but not necessarily all inclusive, of the duties and responsibilities which may be required of a job incumbent. All other categorizations contained herein are meant to be representative of the general environment or working conditions in which the job is performed.

Medical Record II/ Sr - NW

Date Posted
Sep 25, 2014
Description

SCOPE:

Under general supervision, assists with organizing, sorting, and filing all incoming and outgoing patient information. Prepares charts for patient visits. Files, locates, retrieves and delivers medical records as assigned. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Pulls charts for scheduled appointments in advance according to guidelines.

-Copies, mails, and/or faxes patient chart information as requested and authorized. Documents all processes.

-Locates missing charts as needed. Assists in preparing and filing all internal and external correspondence and medical reports into patients medical record according to filing system.

-Sorts and files all returned charts, pulling any outguides.

-Picks up outguides at designated locations and returns to Medical Records.

-Pulls charts, files outguides, and delivers requested charts to designated locations. Makes copies of dictated interval notes accordingly.

-Replaces damaged charts as needed, and/or starts a second volume when chart space has been maximized.

-Assists in purging deceased and inactive charts as scheduled and according to guidelines. Pulls charts, dates and stamps and attaches encounter form. Drops encounter form when there is a cancellation.

-Pulls charts for telephone messages and delivers to physicians, phone nurse and medical assistants. Sends outgoing faxes and distributes incoming faxes.

-Keeps a record of new patients for weekly physicians meeting and pulls appropriate charts. Provides back-up assistance as needed by front office staff.

-Keeps inventory and orders office supplies as needed. Runs office errands as needed.

-Demonstrates an understanding of patient confidentiality to protect the patient and clinic/corporation.

-Follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the front office. Covers for other front office functions as requested.

-Prepares correspondence, memos, forms and other typing as requested by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of three years office experience, preferably in a medical office setting. Previous experience in a medical records department.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work may require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other office equipment. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for prolonged periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The company reserves the right to alter, change, or modify this job description at any time, with or without notice. The duties and responsibilities contained herein are considered representative, but not necessarily all inclusive, of the duties and responsibilities which may be required of a job incumbent. All other categorizations contained herein are meant to be representative of the general environment or working conditions in which the job is performed. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves contact with patients and public. The company reserves the right to alter, change, or modify this job description at any time, with or without notice. The duties and responsibilities contained herein are considered representative, but not necessarily all inclusive, of the duties and responsibilities which may be required of a job incumbent. All other categorizations contained herein are meant to be representative of the general environment or working conditions in which the job is performed.

RN-Clinical Research II or RN-Clinical Research Sr.-Medical Center

Date Posted
Sep 04, 2014
Description

Job Summary:

 Will be responsible for enlisting, maintaining, and assuring protocol compliance for all patients on clinical trails.  Collaborates with physician in determining eligibility of patients for clinical trials.  Will provide education to staff.

 Other Duties:

  • Screen potential patients for protocol eligibility.  Present trail concepts and details to the patients, participate in the informed consent process.
  • Coordinate patient care in compliance with protocol requirements.
  • In collaboration with the physician, will review patients for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response to study drug, and thoroughly document all findings.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, entry and reporting.  Schedules and participates in monitoring and auditing activities.
  • Maintains regulatory documents in accordance with USOR SOP and applicable regulations.
  • Participates in required training and education programs.  Responsible for education of clinic staff regarding clinical research.
  • May collaborate with Research Site Leader in the study selection process.
  • Additional responsibilities may include working directly with other (non-USOR) research bases and/or sponsors.
  • Identifies quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborates with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.
  • Responsible for compiling and reporting protocol activity, accrual data, and research financial information to practice administration and physicians.  May be responsible for the development of practice research budgets.
  • May oversee the preparation of orders by physicians to assure that protocol compliance is maintained.  Communicates with physician regarding study requirements, need for dose modification, and adverse event reporting.
  • May supervise or manage other research staff (clinical research coordinators and/or data coordinators). 
  • Provides a safe environment for patients, families, and clinical staff at all times through compliance with all federal, state, and professional regulatory standards as issued through OSHA and the CDC.  Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPPA regulations and applicable law.

Qualifications:

 Graduate from an accredited program fro nursing education (BSN preferred).

Must have 5-7 years nursing experience; preferably in oncology for RN-CRC Sr or must have 3 yeasrs nursing experience; preferably in oncology for RN-CRC II.

Experience in clinical research strongly preferred.  

Current licensure as a registered nurse in state of Texas.

Current BLCS or ACLS certification is required.

OCN, SoCRA or ACRP certification is preferred.

Patient Account Specialist (Medical Collections)-Central Business Office

Date Posted
Aug 12, 2014
Description

SCOPE:

Under minimal supervision, is responsible for account follow-up for all assigned accounts, resolving billing problems and answering patient inquiries.  Sets up financial arrangements as needed.  Uses collection techniques to keep accounts receivable current including monitoring for delinquent payments.  Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Performs audits of patient accounts to ensure accuracy and timely payment.

-Reviews account agings on a monthly basis and reports inconsistencies; corrects errors as appropriate.

-Contacts patients regarding delinquent accounts and arranges mutually acceptable payment schedules.

-Follows up on insurance billing to ensure timely receipt of payments.

-Demonstrates the ability to deal with patients and insurance companies regarding sensitive financial matters and recapture unpaid balances.

-Receives and resolves patient billing complaints and questions; initiates adjustments as necessary; follows up on all zero payment explanations of benefits and exercises all options to obtain claim payments.

-Reviews credit balance reports for correct recipient of refund.

-Performs reconciliation of refund accounts; attached documentation and forwards to supervisor to process refund checks.

-Identified problems on accounts and follows through to conclusion.

-Responds to insurance companies requests for information in a prompt and professional manner.

-Reviews appropriate files to identify deceased patients and estates; verifies dollar amounts and files estate to appropriate court in a timely manner.

-Makes appropriate financial arrangements for payment of patient accounts; follows up to determine if payment arrangements are being met; contacts patients to resolve problems; responds to correspondence or telephone calls from patients about accounts.

-Reviews EOBs to ensure proper reimbursement of claims and reports any problems, issues, or payor trends to supervisor.

-Resubmits insurance claims within 72 hours of receipt.

-Participates in maintaining Payor Manuals/Profiles.

-Works closely with collection agency to assure that they receive updated information on accounts as necessary.

-Prepares write-off requests with appropriate documentation and submits to supervisor.

-Processes insurance/patient correspondence, including denial follow-up within 48 hours of receipt.  Files all reimbursement correspondence daily.

-Works with provided aging to monitor patient account agings and follow up appropriately.

-Maintains confidentiality in regards to patient account status and the financial affairs of clinic/corporation.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school graduate or equivalent required.  Minimum five years experience in a medical business office setting with insurance processing and balancing responsibilities.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work may require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies.  Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other office equipment.  Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts.  It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for prolonged periods of time.

 WORK ENVIROMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work is performed in an office environment.  Involves frequent interaction with staff, patients and the public.

 

Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner)-Northeast/Stone Oak Cancer Center

Date Posted
Feb 13, 2014
Description

SCOPE: 

Provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to oncology patients.  Scope of responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant, nurse researcher, and nurse leader.  Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 -Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.

-Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.

-Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.

-Assesses patient/family needs and provides education. 

-Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.

-Promotes/provides staff education.

-Incorporates evidence-bases research into clinical practice.

-Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.

-Completes patient charge tickets.

-Provides case management for oncology clients and their families.

-Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials.

-May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff.

-May mentor new mid-level providers.

 MINIMUM QUALIFIATIONS:

 Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program.  Minimum of three years post MSN experience in oncology nursing.  Experience and knowledge in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.  RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.  Current state certification of Nurse Practitioner.  Current CPR certification required.  AOCN certification required.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires full range f body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finer dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. 

 WORK ENVIROMENT:

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.