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company building Tennessee Oncology location Chattanooga, TN

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Tennessee Oncology is a clinical focus part of medication that works in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This center is one of the country's network-based cancer care specialists’ home for leading clinical preliminary organizations in the nation. It was set up in 1976. Tennessee Oncology is a clinical gathering practice situated in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is specializing in Hematology and Radiation Oncology. Charles McKay is the founder of Tennessee Oncology. They give admittance to excellent cancer care and expertise in clinical research for all patients. They provide-site chemotherapy therapies at 36 areas with 41 clinical oncologists and 400 workers in the province of Tennessee. Tennessee Oncology is focused on progressing both the study of identification and focused on medicines and making these advances accessible to each patient. In 2018, Tennessee Oncology joined OneOncology, an association of oncologists and industry-driving specialists driving the fate of network-based cancer care growth in the United States, as an establishing practice accomplice.

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Tennessee Oncology, one of the nation's largest, community-based cancer care specialists, is home to one of the leading clinical trial networks in the country. Established 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee Oncology's mission remains unchanged: To provide access to high-quality cancer care and the expertise of clinical research for all patients, at convenient locations within their community and close to their home. Our growing network of physicians and locations is based on this mission. Tennessee Oncology is committed to advancing both the science of detection and targeted treatments, and to making these advances available to every patient. We believe caring for cancer patients is a privilege.

Why Join Us? We are looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals who demonstrate a natural desire to support the meaningful work of community oncologists and the patients we serve.

Job Description:

A nonexempt position providing patients with safe, quality care throughout their treatment and disease process under the direction of the MD or NP/PA (provider) and or oversight of a direct supervisor (LPN and or RN).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Measures patient height / weight and vital signs. Screens for and documents pain, distress, clinical depression scores.
  • Completes "rooming" process including escorting patient to exam room
  • Reviews medication lists and preferred pharmacy information with patient and enters/ updates in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at each encounter
  • Reviews patient allergies and updates in EMR at each encounter
  • Reviews health histories and other assigned historical information with patients since last visit and updates in EMR at each encounter.
  • Completes all assigned /required screening questionnaires and records data in EMR
  • Prepares patients for examination and or treatment assuring rooms/chairs are turned over in a manner that promotes efficient work flow
  • Reviews need for prescriptions /refills at each encounter. Manages prescription refill extension requests per Tennessee Oncology (TO) policy, procedure, standards. Calls in prescriptions/ refills according to TO policies, at the direction of the provider or under the supervision of an LPN/RN,
  • Calls patients with lab results and any appropriate instructions, at the direction of the provider and under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Assists with telephone triage by screening incoming calls /voicemails, returns phone calls at the direction of the provider and under the supervision of an LPN/RN adhering to authorized/approved protocols/decision making trees/algorithms
  • Assists with provider performed procedures/exams/acts as a chaperone (i.e. bone marrow biopsies, skin biopsies, etc.)
  • Assists in the treatment rooms with vital signs, comfort rounds, assigning chairs, etc.
  • Assists with nursing evaluations under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Prepares and administers approved ID, SQ, IM and or PO medications as ordered by providers and according to TO practice standards and or policies.
  • Accesses drug cabinets and assists with completion of daily/weekly/monthly activities under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Accesses and flushes implanted ports, after competency validation, under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Collects laboratory specimens
  • Performs simple dressing changes under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Assists with patient education as outlined /approved by the provider or under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Removes flushed peripheral IV catheters, after competency validation, under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Verifies accuracy of or works collaboratively with front office staff to schedule appointments and or arrange referrals at the direction of a provider or under the supervision of an LPN/RN
  • Assists with completing forms for patients (i.e. FMLA, Disability, Prior Approval, etc) according to TO policies.
  • Assists with insurance pre-authorizations for scheduled visits, referrals and or medications
  • Stocks exam rooms and/or infusion room to meet daily needs.
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for clinic
  • Informs direct supervisor of clinic needs and concerns related to the work environment.
  • Participates on committees as it is requested of him/her.
  • Attends all mandatory in services and meetings.
  • Completes all required/assigned training, continuing education. Competency validations on time
  • Adheres to TO policies, procedures, standards.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Proven ability to multi-task in fast paced environment is essential.
  • Knowledge of organization policies, procedures systems.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements for safe handling of blood and body fluids.
  • Skill in computer applications.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in gathering and reporting information.
  • Skill in venipuncture.
  • Skill in customer service, i.e. answering phone, greeting patients.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, and other internal and external sponsor and agencies.
  • Demonstrates a positive, respectful, empathetic attitude at all times.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of Medical Assistant Training Program and Current Medical Assistant Certification strongly preferred
  • 6 months experience in a health-care related field or CMA/CCMA certification
  • Current TO approved BLS provider card required within 3 months of hire
green circle info icon  This position is open. This job was posted on Thu Jan 06 2022 and expires on Sat Feb 05 2022.
Minimum $23,350
$32,185 average
Maximum $50,930

Tasks

  • Record patients' medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records.
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians' instructions to patients.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses.
  • Perform general office duties, such as answering telephones, taking dictation, or completing insurance forms.
  • Greet and log in patients arriving at office or clinic.
  • Schedule appointments for patients.
  • Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or materials or performing such tasks as giving injections or removing sutures.
  • Contact medical facilities or departments to schedule patients for tests or admission.
  • Inventory and order medical, lab, or office supplies or equipment.
  • Operate x-ray, electrocardiogram (EKG), or other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests.
  • Change dressings on wounds.
  • Set up medical laboratory equipment.
  • Keep financial records or perform other bookkeeping duties, such as handling credit or collections or mailing monthly statements to patients.

Skills

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Knowledge

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Health Insurance

Tennessee Oncology

Description

Tennessee Oncology is a clinical focus part of medication that works in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This center is one of the country's network-based cancer care specialists’ home for leading clinical preliminary organizations in the nation. It was set up in 1976. Tennessee Oncology is a clinical gathering practice situated in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is specializing in Hematology and Radiation Oncology. Charles McKay is the founder of Tennessee Oncology. They give admittance to excellent cancer care and expertise in clinical research for all patients. They provide-site chemotherapy therapies at 36 areas with 41 clinical oncologists and 400 workers in the province of Tennessee. Tennessee Oncology is focused on progressing both the study of identification and focused on medicines and making these advances accessible to each patient. In 2018, Tennessee Oncology joined OneOncology, an association of oncologists and industry-driving specialists driving the fate of network-based cancer care growth in the United States, as an establishing practice accomplice.
Type

Other Organization

Size

Medium

Revenue

$50M to $100M

Location

Chattanooga, TN, and others

Industry

Oncologists

Founded

1976

CEO

Jeff Patton

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