Start a Survivorship Series for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer in Your Cancer Center
LBBC's Survivorship Series program trains oncology nurse navigators about the unique survivorship issues for young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer under age 45. We are excited to be accepting team applications from two members of a cancer center where at least one member of the team is an oncology nurse navigator.
This year, we are targeting cancer centers from the Western region of the United States, which encompasses Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is seeking oncology nurse navigators to become Program Leaders for our 7th annual Survivorship Series program. This program educates oncology nurse navigators about the specific survivorship challenges for women under 45 with breast cancer, and teaches them how to introduce a patient education program at their cancer center. Program materials and resources are provided to support the implementation of the Survivorship Series at their institution or cancer center. The Survivorship Series can be implemented as an in-person or virtual program.
This year, LBBC is targeting cancer centers from the Western region of the United States, which encompasses Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
LBBC will be accepting team applications from two people from the same health system/cancer center. One of the team members needs to be an oncology nurse navigator, but the other team member can be another cancer center staff member who is not a nurse.
Selected participants will attend a virtual training. Lori Ranallo, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC, CBCN, a breast oncology nurse practitioner with over 25 years of experience in breast cancer survivorship, will be co-facilitating the training and provide ongoing support to Program Leaders as they implement the Survivorship Series in their institution or cancer center. LBBC staff will train the Program Leaders on how to implement and market the patient program and also provide ongoing support throughout the implementation time period.
2024 Survivorship Series applications are open through December 5, 2023.
Please contact Sara Strauss, Coordinator, Healthcare Provider Programs, at email@example.com or (484) 434-8300, if you have any questions or would like additional information about this program. Thank you for your interest!
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Being a program leader did not meet my expectations—it exceeded them. I expected to bring back some knowledge and a program to help enrich the lives of young women with breast cancer—but what I actually brought back far surpassed those simple goals.
Who should apply?
We are seeking registered nurses who are oncology nurse navigators and want to deepen their own understanding of the survivorship concerns of young breast cancer patients. In addition, we are accepting team applications from healthcare workers from the same health system or cancer center. One team member must be a registered nurse and work as an oncology nurse navigator. The other team member must work closely with breast cancer patients.
Ideal applicants work with young women affected by breast cancer whose care would be improved through group patient education sessions on survivorship issues.
We are looking for applicants who are excited about the opportunity, have experience leading group patient education session, and are flexible and motivated to work with us to implement this program.
- Are registered nurses and oncology nurse navigators with at least two years of navigator experience, or are working with a team member who has these qualifications
- Work at community cancer center
- Have a patient case load which is at least 70 percent breast cancer patients
- Have experience leading group patient education sessions
- Have the capacity and support of their institution to implement the Survivorship Series between April and September 2024
- Work in a state in the Western region of the United States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming
Applicants must have the support of their cancer center or institution to implement Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Survivorship Series in their workplace.
When is the virtual training held?
The 2024 training will be held virtually in February and March 2024. It will be a combination of live training sessions on Zoom and self-paced learning modules.
All Program Leaders will need to participate in all live trainings and complete all self-paced learning modules.
The live training will be held on:
- Tuesday, February 6
- Tuesday, February 27
- Wednesday, March 5
The self-paced learning modules will need to be completed between Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 22. These modules will take approximately 5 hours of time to complete.
What are the benefits of being a program leader?
As a program leader, you will receive:
- Comprehensive training on the topics covered in the survivorship series and training on how to successfully implement the program in your institution.
- Program materials, including PowerPoint presentations, handouts and interactive participant materials.
- Ongoing support from LBBC staff as you implement the series in your cancer center.
What survivorship topics are covered in the program?
The Survivorship Series will provide patient education on the following topics:
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Early menopause
- Long-term side effects of treatment
- Self-care after breast cancer
Program leaders will receive comprehensive training on each topic to expand their understanding of each area and be trained to provide a patient education session on the subjects.
What is the application process?
2024 Survivorship Series applications will remain open through Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
Applicants will be notified by January 12, 2024 of the outcome of their application.
Who should I contact for more information?
Please contact Sara Strauss, Coordinator, Healthcare Provider Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (484) 434-8300, if you have any questions or would like additional information about this program.
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