Transitions of Care Nurse

Thyme Care

Thyme Care

Nashville, TN, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

OUR MISSION

Imagine building a better healthcare journey for cancer patients, where individuals and their loved ones feel seen, supported, and heard by their care team – both in and out of the clinic. Where fast access to high-quality care is the norm, not the exception. Where patients have access to a care navigator to guide them through their diagnosis and trusted support all along the way.

At Thyme Care, we share a passion for transforming the cancer care experience – not just for patients but also for their caregivers and loved ones, as well as those delivering and paying for their care. Today, Thyme Care is known predominantly as a cancer care navigation company enabling value-based cancer care; in the next few years, we will become a nationally recognized technology-driven and provider-centric care delivery model, reshaping the landscape of cancer care access, delivery, and experience. Our commitment runs deep—we're not satisfied with the status quo but determined to redefine it.

To make this happen, we’re building a diverse team of problem solvers and critical thinkers to drive innovation and shape the future of healthcare. If you share our vision and want to be part of something truly meaningful, we want to hear from you. Together, we can revolutionize cancer care and make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

YOUR ROLE

Thyme Care Inc., the management company to Thyme Care Medical PLLC, is the employing entity with your duties to be performed for Thyme Care Medical PLLC, a medical practice, and its patients. As an Oncology Nurse - Transitions of Care, you will be on the frontlines serving our members diagnosed with cancer. This role reports to our RN Care Team Lead. In it, you will conduct clinical assessments, monitor for changes in health, coordinate care, including transitions, and educate members and caregivers about their diagnosis and treatment over the phone to support our members as they move through the oncology care continuum. You will demonstrate a strong clinical focus, supporting the need for culturally competent care. Additionally, you will help improve Thyme Care’s service offerings by communicating feedback from members and providers to our clinical leadership. You will also assist with other administrative projects as needed. This role can be remote or hybrid based in our Nashville office.

Most of your day will be dedicated to speaking with members and handling clinical escalations and tasks. We maintain a schedule that includes your lunch and breaks to ensure sufficient clinical coverage.

Within your first three months, you will:

  • Have completed training and are up to speed on Thyme Care systems, tools, technology, partners, and expectations.
  • Have built strong, trusting relationships with your members, where listening and empathy are the foundation for every interaction.
  • Be comfortable following Care Team policies and procedures, escalation pathways, communications best practices, and documentation standards. Your ability to effectively engage and support our members is reflected in our efficiency metrics and quality standards.
  • Identify and prioritize a member's needs and help them remain safe in the community.
  • Assist members with care coordination and care management following admissions.
  • Coordinate discharge plans with hospital case managers and follow-up care with providers.
  • Monitor member progress, provide regular updates, and establish targeted support plans with the healthcare team in case conferences.
  • Build strong, trusting relationships with payers and providers to optimize care and prevent readmissions for our members.
  • Partner with non-clinical Care Team members to support the member’s social determinants of health needs, such as food resources, transportation access, and support at home.
  • Conducting telephonic assessments, including pain assessments and medication reconciliation.
  • Ensure members have access to medications and appointments, providing referrals and support as appropriate.
  • Perform virtual home safety evaluations and assess the need for DME/supplies.
  • Provide referrals to PT, OT, skilled nursing, palliative care, hospice care, etc., as appropriate.
  • Be available for urgent clinical escalations and clinical consult support.

WHAT LEADS TO SUCCESS

A member-first approach. You’re personally motivated by our mission and by what we are building. You seek to understand problems and help people solve them, especially this one. A BSN. You must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, an unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license, and a willingness to obtain additional state licenses as needed.

Experience. You have at least 5 years of nursing experience with 3 years of oncology nursing or case management experience and are a Certified Case Manager (CCM).

Organized. You’re skilled in juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure without sacrificing organization in your communications and documentation.

Effective listener and communicator. You are winsome and articulate, but you always start with listening and hearing what may not be voiced because you listen intently to others. You build rapport and great working relationships with members and colleagues.

Comfort with ambiguity. Start-ups are fast-paced environments, and you understand that rapid changes to the business, strategy, organization, and priorities are par for the course… and part of the adventure.

A desire to learn how to use new technologies. We are a technology company focused on interacting with folks during the season when they need it most. Experience with video chatting, Google Suite, Slack, electronic health records, or comfort in learning new technology is important.

Identify priorities and take action. You know how to identify and prioritize a member's needs and do what it takes to address urgent and important needs immediately.

OUR VALUES

At Thyme Care, our core values guide us in everything we do: Act with our members in mind, Move with purpose, and Seek diverse perspectives. They anchor our business decisions, including how we grow, the products we make, and the paths we choose—or don’t choose.

We are committed to promoting the health and well-being of all individuals. As a provider of cancer care navigation, we recognize that those with cancer constitute a vulnerable population at risk of contracting COVID-19. As such, Thyme Care employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, subject to conflicting laws and exemptions based on medical or religious objections.

Additionally, we recognize a history of inequality in health care. We’re here to challenge these systems with a culture of inclusion through the care we give and the company we build. We embrace and celebrate a diversity of perspectives in reflection of our members and the members our products serve. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

This is a non-exempt, full-time position. The pay rate for this role is $45.67/hour.

The shift for this role will be 8:30 am-5:00 pm EST or 11:30 am-8 pm EST. To ensure sufficient clinical coverage, we ask that our Care Team be prepared to work up to 2 holidays per year, compensated at a 1x hourly rate and a 1.5x holiday rate.