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RN Clinical Mentor, Oncology Services- BJC Healthcare

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Additional Information About the Role

  • 4/10 hour shifts
  • No Weekends
  • Benefits EligibleThe Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Parent institutions Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine also are nationally recognized, with U.S.News & World Report consistently ranking the hospital and medical school among the nation's elite. Employees in Oncology Services work side by side with Washington University medical oncologists providing treatment and coordination care for patients with a variety of cancers. Employees provide immediate access for patients experiencing physical and/or emotional distress due to the cancer diagnosis and assistance navigating the complex treatment plans.

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the St. Louis region s top adult hospital. Formed from the merger of the former Barnes and Jewish Hospitals to become Missouri s largest hospital, it continues the traditions of its predecessors along with its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, in providing cutting-edge treatments, educating future medical professionals and working to make our community as healthy as it can be.For over two decades Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2021, Barnes-Jewish ranked 17th overall with 11 specialties being ranked. The hospital was also the first hospital in Missouri to be designated as a Magnet hospital in 2003 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been redesignated consistently since.Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital staffed by more than 1,500 Washington University Physicians, the clinical practice for the Washington University School of medicine. The academic medicine partnership has developed many treatments and procedures that are now common across the globe. Role PurposeThe RN - Clinical Mentor serves as a resource during the night shift for new graduate nurses who are developing their clinical competencies and decision making skills. The RN - Clinical Mentor provides guidance and assistance while giving additional support in the assessment, evaluation and intervention responsibilities with patients. The RN - Clinical Mentor can be consulted by new graduate nurses as needed for advice and recommendations related to direct patient care issues, assistance with approaching their nursing peers or other care providers, support performing procedures or in managing unique patient and family dynamics.Responsibilities
    • Establishes relaxed, informal, welcoming and supportive relationships conducive to dialogue and learning. Uses a variety of communication techniques including questioning, listening, observing and providing feedback to support nurse ongoing education and skill development, action planning, self-reflection, confidence building and growth. Supports nurse career development.
    • Facilitates individual and team development, helps team members build skills and competencies, and builds proactive team relationships to provide optimal patient care. Provides a safe forum for ongoing nurse reflection and action.
    • Supports advancement of interprofessional education and practice by optimizing team cohesion. Seeks opportunities to promote nurses, physicians and other health care professionals in their shared work together, through heightened understanding of each other s role in providing comprehensive care.
    • Enhances retention by providing new nurses with the skills, confidence, and knowledge necessary to navigate through the health system and interact successfully with colleagues.
    • Provides consultation and second opinion to assist with clinical decision making, including managing patients whose condition may be deteriorating while in the ICU or who may require transfer to a higher level of care. Assists nurses with an appropriate plan of care related to a change of condition.
    • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
    • Performs Other Responsibilities as AssignedMinimum Requirements
      • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
      • 2-5 years experience
      • Registered Nurse License
        Preferred Qualifications

        • 5-10 years experienceBenefits StatementNote: not all benefits apply to all openings- Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan- 401(k) plan- Tuition Assistance- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts- On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)- Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health CenterLegal StatementThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer Associated topics: ambulatory, domiciliary, hospice, intensive, intensive care, maternal, nurse clinical, nurse rn, registered nurse, surgical

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , RN Clinical Mentor, Oncology Services- BJC Healthcare, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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