The Therapist - Program Coordinator- Oncology Rehab is responsible for the ongoing development of the program with the goal of ensuring the provision of high quality, cost-effective health care through expert clinical practice, consultation, clinical quality management, data management, staff development and mentoring. The coordinator will integrate, monitor and analyze all data relevant to oncology rehabilitation patients/survivors and provide a communication link among the interdisciplinary team. The coordinator will act as a representative of Comprehensive Oncology Services to the patients, their caregivers and support systems, referring physicians, and hospital staff. Evaluates patients, provides therapeutic intervention according to departmental standards. Assesses the appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided to patients, and documents same according to departmental standards and the special needs of patients.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Coordinates the services of all ambulatory patients in the Oncology Rehabilitation program with attention to complex, high risk patients.
- Coordinates oncology rehab care during the prevention, screening, diagnostic treatment through survivorship phase to include follow-up communication and interaction with the patient, physician and nurse navigators and other health care providers.
- Coordinates the collection and reporting of relevant data to the Oncology Quality Committee and other relevant parties.
- Collaborates with the health care team, patient, and family in planning patient care to facilitate patient outcomes designated on the interdisciplinary plan of care.
- Facilitates patient care conferences and educational presentations.
- Oversees the STAR oncology rehabilitation program as well as patient and provider satisfaction.
- Utilizes outcomes data to identify variances and opportunities for improvement; implements approved changes after collaboration with members of the health care team.
- Provides feedback to the health care team to promote high quality cost effective patient care.
- Conducts evaluations and treatments according to established departmental policies and procedures. Documents evaluations and treatments with ongoing assessment and updating of treatment goals.
- Documents patient and/or patient caregiver education, interdisciplinary collaboration, and patient's response to treatment.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Three years' clinical experience working with oncology patients.
- Current physical therapy license from the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners or current occupational therapist license from the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice or current speech language pathologist license from the Maryland Board of Audiologist, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologist.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands -
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.