The Oncology Nurse Navigator serves as a patient liaison to help patients and family members “navigate” the complex healthcare system. The Nurse Navigator will establish early contact with cancer patients to identify and eliminate barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment. The Mission Partner will assess clinical, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial, financial and other patient needs. This person works with a multidisciplinary team to provide improved comprehensive oncology services to patients.
Work requires a professional level of knowledge of nursing practice and theory at a level that generally can be acquired by completion and graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with an Associate’s Degree in nursing preferred.
Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary team in a professional and courteous manner.
Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently in an environment with many distractions.
Knowledge of medical record-keeping procedures, medical terminology, and applicable regulations regarding medical records retention. Computer and internet skills required.
Approximately one year of progressively more responsible related work experience necessary to gain a working knowledge of Oncology Services and one to three years of progressively more responsible related work experience necessary to gain a working knowledge of Patient Navigation.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patients, families, various outside health agencies, as well as Health Center personnel when navigating patients.
Analytical skills necessary in order to prepare various reports and analyses.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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