Care Navigator - Oncology

The Armes Family Cancer Care Center

Job Description


PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION

The Oncology Nurse Navigator functions on the multidisciplinary team as an advocate, interpreter, educator, and counselor for all oncology patients diagnosed and/or treated within Blanchard Valley Cancer Center. She/he is responsible for ensuring all adult patients with an oncology diagnosis receive quality and comprehensive services. He/she will coordinate patient care throughout the continuum in collaboration with the multidisciplinaryteam. She/he will serve as a clinical resource with expertise in hematology/oncology care management. He/she will serve as a liaison throughout the facility and in the community regarding services provided for this unique patient population. He/she will provide expert nursing care, which includes: direct clinical practice, consultation, education and research.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Duty 1: Establishes regular communication with the oncology patient population which will be performed throughout the patient?s treatment plan. Nurse serves as a clinical resource/consultant to physician practices to optimize communication and effective utilization of needed oncology resources.

Duty 2: Identifies and prioritizes patient caseload using data from new patient referrals to the tumor registry.

Duty 3: Demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and coordination to provide nursing care and guidance to the cancer patient from screening to survivorship. Systematically and continually performs the functions of assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating such care according to the nursing process and ?Oncology Nursing Society Standards of Practice?.

Duty 4: Provides education and information to the patient and family, helping to make the care seamless, continuous and comprehensive. Initiates and documents patient teaching including family and significant others based on assessment of their needs. Responds to all patient requests for information regarding the disease process, expected side effects of treatment and community resources. Uses appropriate patient education documentation modality.

Duty 5: Establishes and maintains communication/collaboration with the interdisciplinary team across the continuum and patient's primary physician regarding patient condition, orders, plan of care, anticipated needs and progress. Maintains active communication and collaboration with BVHS entities and community agencies and resources to assist patients and families to gain access to these services.

Duty 6: Evaluates patient access to needed services and coordinates access to the care continuum and community resources. Appropriately refers patients with physician approval to appropriate resources for education, services, and resolution of care issues of the patient.

Counsels directly and often in person with patients and families to promote education, care plan compliance and improved health of patient.

Duty 7: Functions in an organized and time conscious manner. The navigator partners with patients, families, the interdisciplinary team, and community resources to provide well-coordinated, timely, compassionate, care. The Navigator communicates with all members of the healthcare team, as appropriate about patient/family needs and concerns.

Duty 8: Initiates and performs ongoing review of policies related to service provided. Where appropriate, updates or writes new policies to enhance professional practice which will then be submitted for final approval.

Duty 9: Supports the patient during difficult decision-making periods. Assists in coordination of palliative care and/or end of life care for patient and family.

Duty 10: Displays Service Excellence as evidenced by practicing the mission, vision, and values of the organization to promote patient satisfaction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Ohio license (RN or BSN) and excellent clinical skills.
  • 2-4 years of experience in oncology nursing.
  • Avalid driver's license is required (if you do not have a valid Ohio driver?s license you must obtain one within one year of your residency in the state) and you must also meet BVHS's company fleet policy requirements.
  • Demonstrated track record of being self-directed and motivated.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to assess clinical information and assess implications of treatment.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule to accommodate the population being served, i.e., may require one evening per week and one ? two Saturday mornings per month.
  • Must have strong computer skills use including basic Excel and Word skills, and willingness to expand those skills.
  • Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required, including ability to deal directly, assertively and appropriately with matters of a sensitive or controversial nature.
  • Possesses the ability develop and maintain collaborative relationships, and to work as a team member in an interdisciplinary environment for the provision of quality care, and to build consensus among diverse groups.
  • Possesses knowledge and skill in coordinating and managing patient care across the continuum.
  • Proven ability to develop and launch new programs and set priorities to achieve program goals.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.
  • Exercise of judgment and discretion in matters of confidentiality, including in relation to physician performance analysis.
  • Requires movement between separate physician practice locations on a daily basis, requiring driving between the sites.
  • Requires some visits to patient homes which may require climbing of stairs.
  • Requires daily carrying of laptop computer and files between physician office locations.
  • Within each physician office, requires walking between physician exam rooms and being on your feet for significant periods of the day.
  • Must be an excellent patient educator.
  • Must be able to effectively and credibly deliver to patients, in a one on one or group setting, with or without a physician being present, education about the disease process, side effects, prevention techniques and treatment plan adherence.
  • Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status.Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient?s requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area?s policies and procedures.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSN or masters preferred.
  • Oncology Certified Nurse(OCN) certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting, and standing. The associate will be required to walk up to 2 hours a day, sit for 4 hours a day, and stand for 2 hours a day. The individual must be able to lift 30 pounds and reach work above the shoulders. The individual must have good eye/hand coordination and fine finger dexterity, including the ability to document legibly. This associate must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range.

This position is classified ?at risk? for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)

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