Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Neuro Oncology Program Nurse at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides expert clinical consultancy to support care coordination for patients with brain tumors seeking either referral to the Neuro Oncology Program or expert second opinion. As a lead participant in a clinical services team, the program nurse provides a key point of contact for patients and families seeking care.
The Neuro Oncology Program Nurse helps to coordinate the referral of new patients into the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Neuro Oncology Program (DFCI/BCH) and facilitates second opinions for weekly review through our multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Conference (NOC). He/She helps to educate families regarding available therapy options before their arrival to DFCI/BCH and promotes optimal care of Neuro Oncology patients in close collaboration with our New Patient Coordinator. He/she will triage and facilitate second opinions, promotes public awareness of the DFCI/BCH Program, and serve as a liaison between DFCI/BCH and referring institutions to the Neuro Oncology Program.
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Pediatric oncology and/or neuro-oncology experience.
Experience with computer software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office) is required
Skill and ability in the use of personal computers and computer software applications (e.g., Microsoft Office)
Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to relay that terminology in lay language to patients/families
Skill and ability to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines and resolve problems
Skill and ability to pay close attention to detail
Skill and ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
Skill and ability to provide excellent customer service
Skill and ability to work both independently and as part of a team which includes neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, pathologist and radiologists
Ability and willingness to learn and assimilate new information
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.