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CommonSpirit Health RN Case Manager - Des Moines Cancer Center in DES MOINES, Iowa


MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.



The RN Clinical Coordinator for Cancer Survivorship provides innovative and collaborative coordination of patient care in the transition from treatment to survivorship stage/follow-up. This position will manage the care of patients with a history of cancer that are making the transition to life-after-treatment in conjunction with the patient’s multi-disciplinary care team, according to agreed-upon clinical guidelines, and with the objective of coordinating high quality patient care across all delivery sites.


  • Coordinate patient care following active cancer treatment, in collaboration with physicians and the broader care delivery team and across the continuum of care (oncology clinic offices, primary care clinic offices, palliative care, hospice, inpatient, ancillary services, and community resources).

  • Educate patient on methods to continue surveillance for cancer recurrence or new primaries.

  • Educate patient on prevention and detection of new cancers.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between Cancer Resource Center resources and patients.

  • Guide patients on interventions for long-term and late effects from cancer and its therapies.

  • Coordinate between specialists and primary care providers to ensure that all of the survivor’s needs are met.

  • Interface with other healthcare teams for appropriate referrals/services such as the social worker, pastoral care, dietician, dental hygienist, financial counselor, cancer rehabilitation, clinical research nurses, survivorship services, palliative care, hospice, smoking cessation, etc.

  • Build partnerships with local agencies and groups for community services referrals (e.g., referrals to other services and/or cancer survivor support groups).

  • Coordinate completion of treatment summaries and survivorship care plans for designated disease sites. Effectively utilize information system tools for creation and delivery of these summaries / plans to patients and other members of the care team.

  • Document all patient coordination activities, education, and other interactions in designated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record systems to assure a timely, complete patient record and effective communication with other members of the care delivery team. Assist with tracking, documentation and outcome reporting for survivorship services.

  • Collaborate with other members of the care delivery team to assist in developing programming for individuals and groups on topics of prevention, detection, surveillance, and strategies for dealing with the after effects of the disease.

  • Plan and coordinate community screening activities and other community outreach / educational activities. Conduct health promotion and awareness programs and presentations in community as appropriate. Serve as a resource for and attend community health fairs and screenings.

  • Serve as a liaison with community advocacy groups to promote Mercy Cancer Center (e.g., American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Iowa Cancer Consortium). Represent Mercy Cancer Center in committees and activities of these groups.

  • Assist with quality improvement efforts for designated disease sites (complete quality studies, set and monitor quality improvement goals, modify patient care protocols based on QI studies).

  • Provide staff education (e.g., Ovarian Conference, symposiums).

  • Serve as a role model and mentor in promoting survivorship concepts to Mercy Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health Network, general community, long term care facilities, and various clinics.




  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare field or actively pursuing.Must complete one class per semester.

  • Twelve months of cancer related work experience required.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Presentation skills with small and large groups, including mix of both public and professional audience.

  • Valid Driver’s License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

  • May require travel to affiliate hospitals.

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Requisition ID 2020-133463

Employment Type Full Time

Department Adult Clinic

Hours / Pay Period 80


Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Work Schedule 8 Hour


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.