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RN/Registered Nurse GYN Oncology Patient Navigator

Company: Centura Health
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

Welcome to largest health ecosystem in Colorado and western Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too. Welcome to options, possibilities and values that guide exceptional care. Welcome to extremely important industry challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems. Welcome to highly intelligent teams, overflowing community and the wholeness of mind, body and spirit that is Centura Health. Flourishing Begins Here You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills -- but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more . Under the direction of the Clinical Manager, the Oncology Nurse Navigator assists cancer patients/care givers on their journey through cancer care as an advocate, interpreter, educator, and counselor for oncology patients and their care givers. The incumbent serves as the primary point of contact and is responsible for coordinating the care and services of the identified patient populations for an extended period of time across the continuum of care. The incumbent promotes effective resource utilization and assumes a leadership role with the multidisciplinary team to identify and eliminate barriers to care in order to achieve an optimal clinical outcome for the patient and their caregivers. What You Bring/Job Requirements In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following: Minimum Education Requirements Bachelors of Science in nursing, preferred. Graduate from a NLN or AACN Accredited nursing program. High School diploma or GED. Minimum Experience Requirements 5 years experience in oncology nursing in the inpatient and/or outpatient setting, preferred. Experience/knowledge in community health setting/services, preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suit, specifically, MS Word. License/Certifications Current RN license to practice in the state of Colorado Certification in oncology nursing at time of hire or within 18 months. Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an ) Demonstrates the knowledge, skill and coordination to provide nursing care and guidance to the cancer patient from first contact and throughout follow-up, serving as an essential link between patients and all other care providers. Systematically and continually performs the functions of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care according to the nursing process, Penrose Cancer Standards and ONS Standards of Practice. Facilitates the coordination of patient care services to assure excellence in patient care and patient flow by: a) following the patient through the care continuum/experience, eliminating operational (i.e. scheduling, test results, etc) barriers to service; b) working closely with other health care disciplines to ensure timely appointments, results reporting, financial need referrals, communication, patient care and follow-up. Interfaces with other healthcare teams for appropriate referrals/services such as the social worker, pastoral care, dietician, dental hygienist, community services, financial counselor, cancer rehabilitation, clinical research nurses, survivorship nurse navigator, palliative care, hospice, smoking cessation, etc. Initiates and documents patient teaching including family and significant others based on assessment of needs, including responding to patient request for information regarding the disease process, expected side effects of treatment and community resources. Documents the above appropriately as well as communicating teaching completed to the patients other health care providers as appropriate. Continually assesses the patients treatment progress and educational needs, making adjustments to care based on the assessment; consults with primary physician or designee and other members of the care delivery team as needed; refer to appropriate physicians, NPs or programs when needed. Collaboratively works with clinical research nurses, facilitating patient referrals for potential clinical trial candidate, communicates patient care needs and schedule with the clinical trial nurse if patient accepted into a trial, negotiates patient care and teaching responsibilities with the clinical trial nurse when the patient is on a clinical trial. Active participant on the multidisciplinary care team and conferences, providing specific patient care information pertinent to the patient, follows up on patient care recommendations following the multidisciplinary conferences, and when necessary, facilitates the multidisciplinary conference. Facilitate/organize patient support groups as appropriate. Serves as a resource for community educational events such as health fairs, screenings. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

Keywords: Centura Health, Colorado Springs , RN/Registered Nurse GYN Oncology Patient Navigator, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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