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Table 2 Nurse Coordinators’ Areas of Responsibility at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital

From: The oncology nurse coordinator: role perceptions of staff members and nurse coordinators

Nurse coordinator Initial meeting with patient % of full-time position Key elements of the job Entity that proposed the position Funding
Nurse Care Coordinator of breast caner Surgical and oncology clinic, oncology outpatient clinic, surgery ward 50% Accompaniment, guidance, consultation, help in coping with the illness, navigation through the system. Additional roles: teaching and research. Nurse and the Cancer Association Cancer Association. Second layer of funding by the hospital
Nurse Care Coordinator of skin cancers Oncology clinic, oncology outpatient clinic 50% Accompaniment, guidance, consultation, navigation through the system, follow-up, communications with entities in and outside the hospital. Additional roles: teaching. Nurse and the Cancer Association Institute foundation, Cancer Association. Second layer of funding by the hospital
Nurse Care Coordinator of gastro-intestinal system cancer Oncology clinic; oncology outpatient clinic 50% Accompaniment, guidance, consultation, navigation through the system, follow-up, communications with entities in and outside Nurse, Physician (head of the field) Cancer Association, second layer – the Hospital
    the hospital. Additional roles: teaching and research.   
Nurse Care Coordinator of neuro-oncology Oncology clinic, neuro- surgical clinic, neuro-surgical ward, hematology ward 100% Accompaniment, guidance, consultation, follow-up, communications with entities in and outside the hospital, facilitation of groups of patients and family members. Nurse, Physician (head of the field) Hospital
Nurse Care Coordinator of radiotherapy Radiotherapy unit 100% Accompaniment, guidance, consultation, follow-up, communications with entities in and outside the hospital, Direct treatment to patients. Nurse and Nursing services Hospital
Nurse Care Coordinator of neuroendocrine tumors Center for Rare Disease 75% Accompaniment, guidance, consultation, follow-up, communications with entities in and outside the hospital, Facilitation of patient groups. Director of the unit Research fund
Nurse Care Coordinator of neuro-radiosurgery Radiotherapy unit and neurosurgery ward 60% Accompaniment, guidance, consultation, follow-up, communications with entities in and outside the hospital, Direct treatment to patients. Physician and nurse Hospital