Pediatric Oncology Patient Care Navigator (POPCN)
- A licensed and certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse who understands the complexities of the medical and supportive care needs of young cancer patients and their families.
- Evaluates each individual patient and family to determine their unique needs, providing them with the educational support related to their diagnosis, medications, treatment plan and beyond.
- Assesses for other medical and supportive care needs.
- Works collaboratively with other medical and supportive care providers in the hospital, community and foundation to provide comprehensive care.
- Facilitates financial assistance by utilizing local, state and national resources.
- Provides community education and awareness
Director of Programs (DOP)
- Certified Specialist specially trained in child development.
- Provides therapeutic play and interaction for patients and their siblings during outpatient and inpatient hospital visits and at the Kids Cancer Center.
- Assists with procedures by providing distraction and utilizing imagery techniques with patients.
- Teaches patients and families imagery and distraction techniques to help ease anxiety and that can be used during medical procedures to assist with pain management and during episodes when the patient may experience acute or chronic pain.
- Provides age appropriate medical play for patients and siblings to help make procedures and treatments less “scary”.
- Coordinate and supervises volunteers and interns for arts and health program as well as,all volunteers utilized at family socials and fundraising events throughout the year.
Kids Cancer Foundation Volunteers (KCF Volunteers)
- Are the backbone of our organization
- Volunteers provide the many programs and services we offer our young patients and families
- Are extra hands needed at Family Socials and Fundraising events