Nurse, Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The principal responsibility for a Practice Nurse in the MGH Cancer Center is to provide coordinated clinical care with a primary focus on many of the increasingly complex care issues of our patients at home and the timely triage of clinical issues to Advanced Practice Providers and Medical Oncologists working in the ambulatory setting.

The primary focus of the nurse will be the support of the oncology patients in the Cancer Center including the nursing evaluation, development and ongoing implementation of outpatient care plan, education, and counseling of patients and families, with care coordination of home nursing services, social services, and hospice services within a specific disease center.

The nurse will practice according to MGH, policies and procedures, and ONS standards of care. The practice nurse reports to the Nurse Director for the specific unit.


Serves as a liaison with patients in the ambulatory oncology setting to ensure optimal clinical management in collaboration with APPs and MDs. This includes but is not limited to: patient teaching, prescription questions, education and enrollment in the Paxman cold-cap, and coordination of specialty medications.

  • Coordinates and completes prior authorizations, FMLA and/or disability requests as needed.

  • Coordinates (with assistance from APP/MD) VNA, hospice, and/or home infusion.

  • Facilitates patient in the enrollment of specialty medication programs, to include financial application guidance and educational materials within the specific disease centers.

  • Coordinates and assists with the newly diagnosed patients for the weekly multidisciplinary clinics.

  • Assist triage RN in the coordination of medical urgencies/emergencies to APP or MD as needed.


  • Provides ongoing patient management via telephone

  • Attends and participates in disease team meetings

  • Documents relevant patient information and current plan in EPIC

  • Collaborates with disease team providers

  • Collaborates with Infusion Nurses, Short Stay Nurses, Radiation Nurses and Research Nurses as appropriate

  • Collaborates with APP/MD in clinical research trials


  • Excellent communication skills when working with peers and patients.

  • Prioritizes promptly to respond to competing demands with complex patient population

  • Assist in maintaining an environment for safe and comfortable patient care

  • Maintains steady communication with other members of healthcare team

  • Demonstrates sensitivity and patience in responding appropriately to the verbal and nonverbal communication of patients/families/and coworkers

  • Shows flexibility and compassion when dealing with a variety of patients/families in stressful situations

  • Acts independently and utilizes critical thinking in the resolution of clinical and non-clinical problems

  • Demonstrates reliability and is punctual and flexible in daily work schedule with coordination of coverage when away from unit


  • Current MA Licensure as a Nurse

  • BSN - Graduate of an accredited nursing program

  • OCN Certification strongly preferred

  • ONS Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy course completion required

  • Triage and care coordination experience required

  • Knowledgeable and experienced with a minimum of 3-5 years in medical-oncology nursing

EEO Statement

MassachusettsGeneral Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverseskills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applicationsfrom protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are stronglyencouraged.
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