Registered Nurse RN Patient Access Coordinator
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: June 15, 2019
Registered Nurse RN Patient Access Coordinator in Tucson, Arizona -
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Registered Nurse RN Patient Access Coordinator
Address : Street
3838 North Campbell Ave, Cancer Center Building 1
Address : Location
Nursing - Oncology
The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we're
excited about what the future holds for health care. That's why
we're changing the industry to make the experience the best it can
be. Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health
care easier, so life can be better. The future of health care
starts here. If you're ready to change lives, we want to hear from
you. Apply today. Banner -University Medical Center, North Campus
in Tucson, is proud to be the only NCI and CoC accredited
Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in and serving all of
Arizona. Our highly trained cancer specialists utilize the most
advanced technology. We integrate and compliment care by utilizing
a holistic and compassionate approach. We empower our patients to
become cancer survivors! As an Oncology Registered Nurse Care
Coordinator with Banner University Medical Center, you will be part
of a multidisciplinary patient-care team, which includes
internationally-renowned medical, hematological, radiation and
surgical oncologists as well as nurse practitioners, nurse
coordinators, research specialists, psychiatrists, social workers,
patient advocates, nutritionists, pharmacists and genetic
counselors. In addition, as an Academic Medical Center, we take our
research from the laboratory to the clinic, offering cutting edge
therapies not available elsewhere, including Phase I Clinical
Trials. M-F no weekends, no holidays! Either 4'10s or 5'8s! Your
pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your
Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit
plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial
security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do
and enjoying your life.
About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson PBCsBanner -
University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for
providing exceptional patient
care, teaching future health-care professionals and
conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on
the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its
specialized pediatric services including neonatal and
intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies.
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern
Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care
for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is
consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the
prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World
Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care
has been recognized with Magnet --- designation from
the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's
physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona
College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services
include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced
neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant
program. For more information about Tucson, please visit:
About Banner HealthBanner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit
health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit
provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve.
Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers,
research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled
and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make
health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations,
career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to
make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every
This position provides comprehensive care coordination for the
initial patient access process to ensure appropriate care alignment
and a smooth and supportive patient experience. This position
collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely
diagnosis and treatment to optimize patient outcomes.
- Coordinates the initial patient access process, making
appropriate referrals and consultations in coordination with
physicians and providers. Evaluates the medical necessity, urgency
and appropriateness of care, optimizing patient outcomes.
Collaborates with the patient and referring physician to solicit
information needed to determine appropriate physician alignment for
- Assesses the medical records to determine if adequate and
appropriate records have been obtained. Determines if additional
records and pathology reviews are required for initial consultation
and collaborates with appropriate resources to secure needed
records and documentation.
- Assists the patient/family through the initial patient access
process, providing support and updates. Stays aware of the patients
progression throughout the intake process. Responds to patient
requests for information regarding the initial consultation and
general questions about the facility, physician and/or available
services and resources.
- Provides support and education to the community physician
practices and prospective patients about the referral process.
Serves as a resource to other staff members and provides education
- Supports process improvement activities for populations of
patients to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational,
and satisfaction outcomes. Participates in staff development to
maintain current standards of practice and ensure the highest
quality of care.
Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice,
temporary RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure
for current state of practice. BLS certification is required.
Additional certification or continuing education may be required
based on area of practice.
Requires knowledge as typically obtained through a minimum of three
years of current experience in specialty area. Requires excellent
organizational skills, effective communication and writing skills,
good time management skills and knowledge of word processing and
database software applications. Also requires a good understanding
of process improvement.
Bachelors degree in nursing or related field is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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