Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Provide developmental and administrative assistance and expertise for the various Clinical Cancer Center Tumor Boards and Research Groups at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC).
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain database for each tumor board including fields such as: patient name, MRN, diagnosis.
Prepare weekly patient list (agenda) for assigned tumor boards, determine necessary clinical documentation to be obtained and reviewed, assure all needed information is provided to the tumor board participants either prior to the meeting or available at the meeting.
Obtain patient information, from both internal and external sources, requiring knowledge of UI offices, miscellaneous databases, medical records and related policies and procedures.
Attend tumor boards, documenting tumor board attendance, discussions, and decisions through tumor board note in patient's chart, database updates or draft chart notes; follow up on issues or requests as appropriate.
Create forms and other documentation for use by tumor board participants and HCCC administration.
Assist in the evaluation of tumor board effectiveness and impact; provide feedback on guidelines, feasibility, effectiveness, efficiency of HCCC tumor boards.
Assure conference rooms are reserved and any changes in location communicated to participants in a timely manner; assure appropriate IT equipment is available.
Assist in the coordination, preparation and documentation of patients eligible for clinical trials; ensure excellent dissemination of information with clinical research coordinators.
Serve as liaison to clinicians, research investigators, data managers, nursing services staff, pharmacists and medical personnel to insure sufficient cooperation among participating investigators for multidisciplinary oncology group tumor board.
Initiate and respond to correspondence from referring entities, with proper signoff from the physician leader of the tumor board.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and required of individuals performing the job.
Please note: Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Some (6 months – 1 year) related administrative and program experience.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Proficient in computer software applications, internet browsers and database programs.
Demonstrated experience with electronic patient records.
Excellent organizational skills.
Experience managing complex information requiring attention to detail.
Demonstrated understanding of Medical Terminology.
TNM cancer staging knowledge.
Basic understanding of cancer patient care process.
Demonstrated understanding of tumor board documentation and preparation.
Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations.
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