Overview: The Oncology Nurse Navigator is an RN that is responsible for providing individual assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to overcome health care system barriers and provide timely access to quality healthcare within a community oncology setting. Utilizing the nursing process, the Oncology Nurse Navigator provides patient education and access to relevant internal and external resources. Primary objectives are to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to high quality health and psychosocial care through all phases of the cancer continuum. Routine collaboration with internal departments and external referral resources are anticipated, including scheduling, financial counseling, lab, pharmacy, social work, nursing, surgical, radiation and imaging, dietary, and others. Regular and frequent interface with practice-based leadership teams, physicians, and clinical staff is required to promote and engage the patient navigation process.
OHC is leading the region in quality, value-based care while providing compassionate and personalized medicine at the right time, the right place and the right treatment for every patient.
OHC offers a team-focused environment, competitive pay, limited weekends, strong benefits package including employer contributions for HSA and 401K, paid time off, paid holidays and support for continuing education and development.
About the company: OHC has served as the region's premier provider of treatments for cancer and blood disorders, offering a wide range of services and state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, as well as being nationally recognized for cutting edge clinical research breakthroughs in Southwest Ohio area for over 30 years. Serving patients close to home through our Cancer Centers of Excellence in Fairfield, Hamilton, West side of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Kenwood, Springfield, Eastgate, and Dayton, Ohio, OHC puts patients first by delivering compassionate and convenient care, tailored to meet a patient's medical and personal needs. Responsibilities: Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Performs coordination of care during the full continuum of cancer care experience
Identifies potential and real gaps in care delivery; seeks out opportunities for avoidance and/or closure
Prepares for, organizes and leads the Patient Care Conference (huddle) at regular intervals; communicates interventional outcomes to full care team in a timely manner
Performs assessment of patient risk stratification
Performs basic psychosocial assessments and provides emotional support; delegates and/or make referrals for additional screening and support as needed
Develops appropriate nursing diagnoses and corresponding action plans as needed
Supports and/or provides oral chemotherapy education, adherence and side effect monitoring
Holds or participates in survivorship and advance care planning visits; makes referrals as needed
Participates in research, quality, and performance improvement, including reporting on navigation metrics
Supports patient advocacy and empowerment
Participates in community outreach and cancer prevention education
Knowledgeable of practice operations guidelines, practice organization and healthcare economics
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is empathetic, highly organized, friendly, flexible, a multi-tasker, and possess the skills to lead a team. Position requirements include:
Associate degree or diploma required. Bachelor's degree (BSN) from a four-year college or university preferred.
Active OH RN License
Minimum seven (7) years actively practicing as a registered nurse, including at least three (3) years of oncology experience
One year of supervisory or lead experience preferred
Certification from Oncology Nursing Society in administration of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy required within six months of employment. Certification must be maintained.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Oncology Certified Nurse professional certification a plus!