Oncology Nurse Navigator
Pocono Medical Center
Allentown , PA 18101
Posted 9 months ago
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Job Summary: Reporting to the Manager of the Oncology Navigation team, the Cancer Institute Nurse Navigator serves as a single point of contact for patients with cancer, their family members, caregivers, and referring physicians to access disease-specific cancer care services at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
The oncology-experienced Nurse Navigator is responsible for managing the care of identified patients with cancer in collaboration with a team of healthcare professionals to ensure timely, high quality care across the cancer care continuum within an accountable care framework. The cancer care continuum is defined as the time of diagnosis to survivorship or hospice. The Cancer Institute Nurse Navigator works with her assigned patient population to assure seamless access to oncology care by frequently assessing medical and psychosocial patient needs, and assuring treatment compliance.
Along with the physicians and healthcare team, the Nurse Navigator answers healthcare-related questions, refers oncology patients to resources both within the Health Network and in the community, and provides education. The Nurse Navigator works independently to create a work schedule according to patient acuity and needs, accompanying patients to Specialist appointments as needed to assure compliance and understanding of the treatment plan. The Nurse Navigator is the leader of disease-specific Multidisciplinary Conferences, presents MDC patients at Oncology Tumor Boards, and leads professional meetings and case conferences.
The Nurse Navigator also participates in Cancer Institute and community outreach activities, promotes Cancer Support Services, and educates the community in Cancer Institute and oncology-related topics. The Nurse Navigator demonstrates excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills. Excellent critical thinking skills required.
Minimum Requirements: graduate of an accredited nursing program (RN) 2 to 3 years RN Oncology experience required Excellent communication skills; ability to advocate for patients with all members of the health care team; Good organizational and documentation skills; Ability to manage a clinical caseload of patients with cancer.
BSN 5 years Licensure and Certifications: PA RN BLS required;PA RN Licensure;OCN or OCN certification required within 2 years of eligibility BSN preferred 5 years oncology experience preferred Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish) #