Cancer Center

Lung Health Nurse Navigator

Type: FT
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with BSN in Nursing. Masters Degree in Nursing or other related field is desirable. Specialty training in Oncology and/or Nurse Navigator program is highly desirable. Must be currently licensed in Tennessee. Basic Life Support and Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy certification required. ACLS optional.
Hours: 8a-5p
Experience: At least three years clinical experience with oncology nursing. Experience in planning, developing, coordinating teaching and evaluating health programs desirable. Progressive experience in Nursing Education. Experience in navigation desirable. Experience with the issues of financial, cultural, educational and societal barriers to information and care in patient population.
Skills: Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Sensitive to the needs of patients with lung health issues. Proven experience establishing collaborative working relationships with the medical community, especially those in diagnostic areas and surgery. Strong communication skills. Positive, enthusiastic attitude. Excellent public relations, marketing and public speaking skills. Considerable knowledge of the oncologic processes and standards of care. Fluent in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Must be knowledgeable of terminology, procedures, equipment and facilities for imaging and biopsy procedures. Must be able to anticipate and adjust to patient’s anxiety levels. Highly resourceful and has the ability to anticipate and creatively resolve problems in a collaborative and/or independent manner as appropriate. Ability to be flexible, multi- task and have persistence. Ability to work with patients from all socioeconomic levels. Commitment to providing services for patients and families.
Description:

This position is responsible for expediting oncology patient access to services and resources by guiding patients through the health care system, collaborating with physicians, providing support, education, coordination of care and other assistance during the diagnosis and treatment planning stages for patients with lung disease The nurse must be attuned to the physical, social, and emotional needs using the nursing process with established principals of nursing practice. This individual is a registered nurse who strives to elevate the standard of comprehensive patient care and to provide education and supportive services as needed. This person is responsible for fostering growth opportunities for the individual, family, and community through instruction and educational programs.  The nurse navigator must work collaboratively with family physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, radiation and medical oncologists, and other health care professionals to support and ease the patient’s journey through the health care system. The nurse functions as patient advocate and physician/patient liaison. Promotes positive community relations by being involved within the community at different levels.

Oncology Authorization Specialist

Type: PRN
Education: Minimum of high school diploma with business-related subjects; Knowledge of third party billing and medical terminology/ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT coding guidelines. Fluent in assigning diagnosis codes based on ICD-9/ICD-10 coding nomenclature. Certified coder preferred.
Hours: 7a-5p
Experience: At least 2 years experience in medical office billing. Experience dealing with third party payment systems
Skills: Must possess strong knowledge of general billing and collection procedures, charge entry, knowledge of billing software and billing guidelines. Proficient knowledge of computers and able to use Microsoft office products. Must have a complete command of medical terminology, the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, manage multiple tasks and function independently. Must be able to adapt to changing work environment and work well under pressure. Must work well with patients have excellent customer service skills. Independent judgment required to determine appropriate techniques when collecting unpaid bills and negotiating patient payments
Description:

The Oncology Staff will work with the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Adults (age 18 years- 64 years) and Geriatrics’ (age 65 + years).  This position is responsible for oncology billing processes including registration, authorization/pre-certification, charge entry, coding, billing, followup, collections and financial counseling for patients

Type: FT
Education: Minimum of high school diploma with business-related subjects; Knowledge of third party billing and medical terminology/ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT coding guidelines. Fluent in assigning diagnosis codes based on ICD-9/ICD-10 coding nomenclature. Certified coder preferred.
Hours: 8a-5p
Experience: At least 2 years experience in medical office billing. Experience dealing with third party payment systems
Skills: Must possess strong knowledge of general billing and collection procedures, charge entry, knowledge of billing software and billing guidelines. Proficient knowledge of computers and able to use Microsoft office products. Must have a complete command of medical terminology, the ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, manage multiple tasks and function independently. Must be able to adapt to changing work environment and work well under pressure. Must work well with patients have excellent customer service skills. Independent judgment required to determine appropriate techniques when collecting unpaid bills and negotiating patient payments
Description:

The Oncology Staff will work with the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Adults (age 18 years- 64 years) and Geriatrics’ (age 65 + years).  This position is responsible for oncology billing processes including registration, authorization/pre-certification, charge entry, coding, billing, followup, collections and financial counseling for patients

Radiation Physicist

Type: FT
Education: PhD and/or Masters Degree in Physics or related field. Board Certified in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics by The American Board of Radiology (ABR).
Hours: 8a-5p
Experience: Three to four years clinical experience preferred. Strong background in the development of new radiation therapy techniques. Experience in 3D planning, IMRT dosimetry, and Brachytherapy services.
Skills: Effectively performs the duties associated with medical physics. Performs accurate dose calculations, appropriate machine calibrations, monitors quality assurance issues with respect to the accelerators, simulator and treatment planning system. Participates in quality assurance and performance improvement activities for the department. Communicates effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills with staff and patients.
Description:

 

The Oncology Staff will work with the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Adults (age 18 years- 64 years) and Geriatrics’ (age 65 + years).  This position is responsible for physics support in the Cancer Center on a day-to-day basis. Maintains all state and federal licensing guidelines and requirements. Commissions new equipment and serves as the Radiation Safety Officer for the radiotherapy service.

Radiation Therapist

Type: PRN
Education: Graduate of accredited school of Radiation Therapy. Certified with American Registry Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy Technology (ARRT).
Hours: 7a-5p
Experience: Registry or registry eligible as RTT. Two years working experience in Radiation Therapy Preferred.
Skills: Knowledge in Radiation Oncology, the principles governing radiation safety, use, and application of radiation to the healing arts. Ability to operate all equipment in the department necessary in providing patient treatments, able to handle incapacitated and difficult patients, and remain calm in a crisis situation.
Description:

 

The Oncology Staff will work with the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Adults (age 18 years- 64 years) and Geriatrics’ (age 65 + years).  This position is responsible for accurately administering radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist.  Assists as a liaison between patient physician and nursing staff.  Explains treatment procedures to patients and their family members when asked.  Reinforces recommendations and instructions to the patient concerning reaction to treatment and care of radiation area. 

Certified Dosimetrist II

Type: PRN
Education: Required: Graduate of a university or hospital medical dosimetry program where curriculum is twelve (12) months or longer, or registered radiation therapy technologist with training in dosimetry under the supervision of a Board Certified Medical Physicist. Licensure: Current certification with the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board.
Hours: Dayshift
Experience: Preferred: Experience with RayStation, Tomotherapy Planning, and MIM. Three to five years of experience in Radiation Oncology as a Dosimetrist. Will consider new graduates with preferred equipment experience.
Skills: Thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and contouring on 3D data sets. Must possess the ability to evaluate radiographs, CT, MR, PET, nuclear medicine scans, etc. Advanced understanding of radiation biology and physics. Knowledgeable of cancer and its prognosis; knowledge of current radiation and oncology procedures; familiar with treatment planning software and the ability to do minor troubleshooting.
Description:

This position is primarily responsible for planning radiation treatments in accordance with the physician’s prescription under the direction of the Radiation Oncologist and the Medical Physicist.  The Oncology Staff will work with the following age groups based upon individual responsibility, training, and competency: Adults (age 18 years- 64 years) and Geriatrics’ (age 65 + years). 

Registered Nurse

Type: PRN
Education: Graduate of a school of professional nursing. Current Tennessee RN license.
Hours: 8a-4:30p, Varied
Experience: Oncology certification preferred. Two years experience in acute care nursing with minimum one year experience in oncology required. Must pass chemotherapy certification course in order to adminstrator chemotherapy. Knowledge of oncology treatments and side effect management.
Skills: BLS required at hire or during orientation, IV Qualified
Description:

This position is responsible for providing professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process within an assigned unit; assesses, treats and care for patients demonstrating an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.  Oversees the work of other professional and non-professional personnel.