RN - Cancer Center - Radiation Oncology

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
202 10th St SE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Radiation Oncology
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days - 32 Hours Per Week
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Description of Position:

The Clinic Nurse is responsible, under the direction of the Manager Cancer Clinical Services and Director of Cancer Care for performing all duties related to the patient / family and practice side of the clinic.  The clinic nurse acts as the primary contact for a designated physician. Primary duties are related to maintaining the physician’s schedule and coordinating and facilitating safe, quality and efficient care for our patients. Establishes and maintains collaborations with medical providers and provider organizations to offer information, education and coordination of patient care. Assists in implementing identified plan of care with desired outcomes. Creates and monitors clinical quality indicators and collaborates with physicians to ensure appropriate treatment guidelines are utilized and/or developed and monitored.



Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

% of Time


Patient Care

·         Coordinates patient care by serving as the point-of-contact for patients and families throughout their radiation oncology treatment.

·         Communicates information regarding patient status and needs to providers and identified care team members including but not limited to care/case managers, social workers, nurses, dieticians, mid-levels and/or providers. Recommends support services consistent with the patient’s care needs.

·         Collaborates with:

§  support services (radiology, rehabilitation, respiratory care, pathology, palliative care, social services etc) regarding how best to meet needs and sequence care.

§  internal and community resources to provide assistance to patients/families to meet patient needs.

·         Identifies developmental, physical and psychological needs in providing age appropriate care or service. Evaluates age appropriate support systems for the patient/customer to meet their needs.

·         Performs direct patient care and implements Radiation Oncologist’s orders.

-          Follow-up clinic

-          Weekly status checks

·         Assesses patients for special needs and plans appropriate intervention.

·         Maintains liaison with other disciplines, such as social services, nutritional support, speech therapy, physical therapy, pastoral care, and pain management and sees that their services are made available to patients in an appropriate and timely way.

·         Assist Radiation Oncologist with patient consultations including assessments, explanations of treatment side effects and radiation therapy equipment.

·         Demonstrates expertise in education of patient/family specific to radiation oncology. Collaborates with other care team members in developing, implementing and evaluating education materials for patients and their families. Routinely updates patient/family education materials. Provides referrals for appropriate support groups and services. Assists with coordination of support programs, as requested.

·         Works in collaboration with care team to develop and monitor clinical quality specific to radiation oncology. Assists with development of action plan for indicators that fall below established benchmarks.

·         Coordinates and serves as clinical support for multidisciplinary clinics. Assists physicians with procedures. Coordinates and schedules diagnostic or follow up testing as appropriate for each patient.

·         Preps charts, completes patient education for lung screening, and ensures that results are followed up on with ordering physician.



80 %

Insurance pre-authorization for medications and procedures

·         Performing insurance pre-authorizations for medications and diagnostic tests



Basic UPH Performance Criteria          

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Graduate of accredited nursing program



BSN degree






Comprehensive knowledge of current clinical and specialized patient care concepts related to own professional area.


Experience working with radiation oncology or oncology patients and families, preferred.







-Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.


-Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification


Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.







Ability to work independently and self-direct work activities.

Detail oriented and able to meet established deadlines.

Writes, reads, comprehends and speak fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in decision making.






Flexibility in schedule to meet patient/clinic needs.


Job ID: 77002

Posted 6 days ago

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