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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Research Project Coordinator for the Supportive Care Service in the Department of Medicine. This position will specifically oversee, coordinate, and participate in multiple activities involved in and related to the One-Two-Three Project at MSKCC.
One-Two-Three is an institutional clinical initiative and IRB-approved research project. It is a structured program of assessments and responses to address palliative care needs of cancer patients and their informal caregivers as soon as care is established at MSK’s outpatient clinics. This intervention focuses on key domains of palliative care: relief of symptoms, communication to support patient-focused decision-making, and proactive care planning. Family needs are also addressed. Response to assessments emphasizes primary palliative care by the oncology teams, while also providing access to coaching for primary clinicians and direct consultation by palliative care specialists. Oncology nursing professionals play a leading role, supported by targeted training, ready guides for responding to common issues, and system tool development, as well as by palliative care NPs and other members of the interprofessional primary and specialist teams. Over the earliest clinic visits, patients are assisted to accomplish key milestones, including designation of a health care proxy and articulation of key values and goals. Cycles of assessment and response continue as patients return to clinic for follow-up. Piloting of this project is ongoing in hematology-oncology and solid tumor clinics.
Responsibilities of the RPC will include collaborating with the Chief and the Clinical Program Manager/NP Coordinator of the Supportive Care Service (project leads), institutional and Department of Nursing leadership, Oncology interprofessional teams, and research staff, on the following work.
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