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Testing Blueprint

  1. Patient Care – 20%
    1. Assist patients in accessing cancer care and navigating health care systems
      1. Assess barriers to care (financial, practical and social)
      2. Create potential solutions to barriers
    2. Identify appropriate and credible resources (practical, social, physical, emotional, spiritual).
      1. Patient-centered reading level, health literacy, culture, language and amount of information desired)
      2. For physical concerns, emotional needs or clinical information, refer to licensed clinicians
    3. Educate patients and caregivers on the multi-disciplinary nature of cancer treatment (roles and health care system)
      1. Provide evidence-based information
      2. Refer to clinical staff to answer questions about clinical information, treatment choices and potential outcomes
    4. Empower patients to communicate their preferences and priorities for treatment to their health care team
      1. Facilitate shared decision making
    5. Empower patients (self-management and health promotion resources and referrals)
    6. Support patient adherence to agreed-upon treatment plan (continued non-clinical barrier assessment, referrals to supportive resources, collaboration with the clinical team)

  2. Knowledge for Practice – 24%
    1. Basic knowledge of medical and cancer terminology
    2. Access and reference evidence-based information (cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship)
    3. Basic knowledge of cancer, cancer treatment and supportive care options (clinical trials and integrative therapies)
    4. Basic knowledge of health system operations
    5. Physical, psychological, social and spiritual impacts of cancer and its treatment
    6. General understanding of health care payment structure and financing
      1. Referral sources regarding insurance coverage and financial assistance

  3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement – 10%
    1. Patient navigation program development, implementation and evaluationg
    2. Collaboration to improve navigation process and participate in quality improvement
      1. Use barriers to care, patient encounters, resource provision, population health disparities data and quality indicators
    3. Performance feedback utilization
    4. Information technology (use and time efficiency)
    5. Continuous analysis of barriers to care
    6. Metric maintenance (records capturing ongoing patient barriers, patient interactions, barrier resolution and other evaluation data)
    7. Promote navigation role
      1. Value to patients, providers and the larger community

  4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills – 14%
    1. Assessment of patient capacity to self-advocate (prioritize questions, clarify information with treatment team)
    2. Communication skills involving patients, families and the public (range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds)
    3. Active listening (solutions-oriented)s
    4. Interactive communication (optimize patient outcomes)
    5. Team communication (leverage community resources to assist patients)
    6. Difficult conversations (empathy, integrity, honesty and compassion)
    7. Knowledge of National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care
    8. Understanding about emotions and human responses to emotions.
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  5. Professionalism – 14%/li>
    1. Knowledge application role differences (clinically licensed and non-licensed professionals)
      1. Professional boundaries
    2. Scope of practice (accessible, accurate, supportive)
    3. Efficient and effective use of organization, time management, problem-solving and critical thinking.
    4. Responsiveness to patient needs (within scope of practice and professional boundaries).
    5. Knowledge of patient rights
    6. Sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population (gender, age, culture, race, religion, abilities and sexual orientation

  6. Systems-Based Practice – 3%
    1. Transition of patients (screening, diagnosis, active treatment, survivorship and/or end-of-life care)
      1. Work within the patient's clinical care team
    2. Patient advocate (quality patient care and optimal patient care systems)
    3. Organization and prioritization of resources

  7. Interprofessional Collaboration – 8%
    1. Positive working climate - mutual respect, dignity, diversity, ethical integrity and trust
    2. Role knowledge (personal and team)
      1. Patient and populations needs to optimize health and wellness
    3. Inter-professional team participation (safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable)

  8. Personal and Professional Development – 7%
    1. Identify gaps in knowledge (skills, attitudes and abilities)
      1. Perform learning activities that address gaps
    2. Healthy coping mechanisms to respond to stress (self-care strategies)
    3. Personal and professional responsibilities conflict management
    4. Ambiguity recognition
      1. Response by utilizing appropriate resources in dealing with uncertainty
      2. Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to confidentiality, informed consent, business practices and compliance with relevant laws, policies and regulations (e.g. HIPAA, agency abuse reporting rules, Duty to Warn, safety contracting)
      3. Perform administrative duties accurately and efficiently

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