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Registered Nurse Navigator, Oncology (GI Clinical Nurse Navigator)

Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: April 13, 2019

Job Description:

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 Nurse Navigator is a medical professional whose clinical expertise and training guides patients and their caregivers to make informed decisions, collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to allow for timely cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and increased supportive care across the cancer continuum.The primary responsibilities of this position are to decrease barriers whether internal or external, financial, psychosocial or clinical in order to assist the 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. The Oncology Nurse Navigator acts as a network resource to educate and improve care provided by St. Luke's staff and shall perform all duties in a manner that promotes team concept and reflects hospital mission and philosophy.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:* Responsible for overseeing the gathering of appropriate baseline intake information (from patients and referring physician offices) for working lung group program (charts, medical reports, clinical office notes, medications, pathology reports, radiology reports, and demographics). Establishes priorities based on patient assessment.* Provides multidisciplinary team with appropriate information and patient summaries.* Attends all assigned working lung conferences, facilitating the conference with physician leader.* Provides individualized patient/family information, support, education and resources regarding lung cancer, diagnostic testing, procedures and surgeries.* 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.* Appropriately refers/assists with coordination of appointments for consultations, physician referrals, and community resources as related to the lung cancer program.* 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.* Acts as network-wide lung oncology resource nurse and program coordinator of lung working group.* Identifies patient and/or provider needs and ensures delivery of quality services to patients.* Collaborates with Network Clinical Studies Coordinator in clinical trials enrollment and data collection. Reviews and identifies appropriate cases for clinical trial eligibility with the study coordinator.* Other related duties as assigned.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. Frequently reaching above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. 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.EDUCATION:Bachelor's Degree required, OCN preferred.Registered Professional Nurse with current license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Three to five years Oncology Nursing experience required.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 Employer.

Keywords: St Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Registered Nurse Navigator, Oncology (GI Clinical Nurse Navigator), Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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