Oncology RN Nurse Navigator, Head and Neck- $5000.00 SIGN ON BONUS!
Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: November 22, 2021
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.The primary
responsibilities of this position are to decrease barriers whether
internal or external, financial, psychosocial or clinical in order
to assist the head and neck cancer patient in rapid access to the
appropriate clinical services necessary to diagnose, treat or
manage their specific oncologic issues. In addition the Oncology
Nurse Navigator provides care as needed for patients and their
families utilizing resources efficiently and effectively. JOB
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reviews patient medical information, obtains any missing
records, imaging or outside pathology slides and prioritizes care
according to patient acuity.
- Proactive assesses need for financial counseling or
psychosocial services and refers patient appropriately to needed
network or community resources. Completes distress screening tool
as appropriate and facilitate process to meet any identified needs.
- Appropriately refers/assists with coordination of timely
appointments for consultations, physician referrals, and network or
community resources as indicated to meet patient needs and plan of
- Proactively assesses for and removes/limits any barriers to
patient care across the continuum (internal or external barriers)
Responds proactively to patient needs and reductions of barriers to
care. (including hand offs between specialties, facilities
effective communication between providers)
- Facilitates the Head and Neck multidisciplinary team working
group by communicating appropriate treatment information and
current patient summaries.
- Is a resource for general oncology education of the head and
neck cancer patient and caregivers on available resources,
diagnostic testing, diagnosis, and surgeries/procedures as
appropriate and what to expect during their care continuum through
the St. Luke---s Oncology service line.
- Serves as a consistent contact for patient/family throughout
the process of diagnosis and treatment. Empowers patient/family to
participate in the plan of care, documents compliance and concerns,
monitors patient progress, consults with physicians and other
members of the health care team at agreed upon intervals.
Proactively communicates with patients on an ongoing basis.
- Actively collaborates with Oncology Dietician regarding patient
potential and actual nutritional needs. Provides patient/caregivers
on care of PEG tubes as applicable to individual patient needs.
- Collaborates with the Head and Neck multidisciplinary team
regarding Survivorship plan and assists in the documentation of the
patient---s treatment summary/plan of care as appropriate for
individual patient (per disease stage).
- Participates in the identification of patients that may be
eligible for Clinical Trials and provides patients with general
information regarding clinical trials participation. Collaborates
with Clinical trials staff as appropriate to individual patient
- Participates in quality and process improvement activities
related to navigator functions within the Head and Neck cancer
- Interacts with administration, manages and facilitates program
improvement, keeps team up to date with program and monitors
progress in achieving desired outcomes.
- Manages the cross continuum care of multidisciplinary patients
to provide high quality of care in an effective and efficient
manner with close attention to service excellence
- Identifies patient and/or provider needs and ensures delivery
of quality services to patients.
- Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the
Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
- Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding
issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows
appropriate reporting requirements.
- Demonstrates/models the Network---s Service Excellence
Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers
(internal and external).
- Provides monthly metrics related to productivity and outcomes.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sit up to 7 hours per day; 3
hours at a time. Stand for up to 3 hours per day; 2 hours at a
time. Walk 1 hour per day; 10 minutes at a time. Frequently
lifting, carrying and pushing objects up to 10 pounds. Rarely
lifting, carrying and pushing objects up to 75 pounds. Frequently
stooping and bending. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal
conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it
relates to general near, far, color and peripheral vision. Must be
able to speak as it relates to normal conversation and projection
as it relates to lectures and presentations. Long periods of
computer use. EDUCATION: Bachelor---s degree required, OCN
certification preferredRegistered Professional Nurse with current
license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. TRAINING AND
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years Oncology experience
required.Prefer experience collaborating within a multidisciplinary
team.Prior Oncology Navigation experience preferred. WORK SCHEDULE:
Day primarily with varying hours based on the needs of the
department. May require occasional evening hours as assigned to
meet the needs of the Head and Neck Oncology service line.Please
complete your application using your full legal name and--current
home address. --Be sure to--include--employment history for--the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.--
Additionally, you are--encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications
and--licenses, if applicable. --It is highly recommended that you
create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first
application. --Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St.
Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity
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