Survivorship Nurse Coordinator - Murtha Cancer Center

  • Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
  • Jan 06, 2022
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Survivorship Nurse Coordinator to support the John P. Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP), located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MCCRP. US citizenship is required. Must have an active Maryland state nursing license (not a compact license). 

The incumbent will work with the MCCRP to provide resources to assure all eligible patients at the end of their cancer treatment receive survivorship care under the auspices of physician's prescribed plan of care and national oncology guidelines.

NOTE:  As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.


  1. Function as a Survivorship Coordinator for the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program in collaboration with departmental survivorship clinicians and departments providing supportive care from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. Assess, plan, and evaluate the delivery of all survivorship programs and services for cancer patients in collaboration with the clinical team using the Commission on Cancer standards, NCCN standards, and standards appropriate to specific cancer patient populations.
  2. Uses evidence-based guidelines and participates in the development of and implementation of the Oncology Treatment summary and Survivorship Care plan for Oncology Patients. Monitors patient outcomes and participates in quality improvement activities. Contributes to and collaborates with health care team members to positively impact patient outcomes and patient experiences while collaborating with the Murtha Cancer Center’s Oncology Program leadership.
  3. Collaborates with all Cancer Programs to identify patients nearing the end of their acute treatment; develops workflows to ensure that all eligible patients receive appropriate survivorship counseling/care plans. Demonstrates a high degree of expertise and act as a resource to facilitate and enhance the development of quality care for patients and their families.
  4. Works with the information technology teams as needed to develop evidence based, site specific Oncology Treatment summary and Survivorship Care plans for survivorship for all relevant clinical services.
  5. Plans, develops and implements educational programs for staff and physicians and other team members on the principles of survivorship and the workflows associated with the MCC survivorship program. Advocates with or on behalf of patients, families, and caregivers to remove barriers to quality care, to address gaps in services and to work for any changes needed to policies and programs.
  6. Collaborates with oncology department to develop methods to document and track the delivery of patient survivorship care and other data using appropriate tracking tools. Participate in Cancer Center meetings and other committee meetings as needed. Collects and analyzes data and trends and report findings and other duties as assigned. Coordinates online delivery of video talks on health and wellbeing topics for cancer survivors such as nutrition, exercise, coping resources, and other supportive services.
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience working with oncology patients in a hospital setting. Experience working with military patients is preferred. Knowledge of Survivorship and program development preferred.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required. Master's degree in nursing is preferred. 

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 3-5 years of oncology experience required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Currently licensed as a medical professional in the state of Maryland: Registered Nurse. Due to personal services contract, a compact license cannot be accepted. Certified in basic life support (BCLS).

Work Arrangement: 100% on-site. 

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check. 

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.