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Oncology Nurse Navigator RN

Company: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

NURSE NAVIGATOR ONCOLOGY Nurse Navigators are play a critical role is establishing community services and locating resources within DH and outside DH to meet the needs of our cancer patients. Qualified candidates will have a BSN and (Masters preferred). This role works collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of RN's, Providers, Researchers and clinicians within the cancer center. Three years of inpatient or clinic oncology experience is required and you will sit for your Nurse Navigation Certification within a year of accepting the role.

Purpose: In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, provides care coordination, education and support to patients, families and caregivers throughout the cancer continuum to ensure high quality care across all care delivery sites.
Key Responsibilities: 1. Assesses patient needs upon initial encounter and periodically throughout navigation, matching unmet needs with appropriate services and referrals and support services, such as dietitians, providers, social work, and financial services. 2. Identifies potential and realized barriers to care (e.g., transportation, childcare, elder care, housing, language, culture, literacy, role disparity, psychosocial, employment, financial, insurance) and facilitates referrals as appropriate to mitigate barriers. 3. Develops or utilizes appropriate assessment tools to promote a consistent, holistic plan of care. 4. 4. Facilitates timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expedite the plan of care and to promote continuity of care. 5. Provides education to patient, families, and caregivers to the cancer healthcare system, multidisciplinary team member roles and available resources. 6. Participates in the tracing of metrics and patient outcomes, in collaboration with administration, to document and evaluate outcomes of the navigation program and report findings to the cancer committee. 7. Assists in the identification of candidates for molecular and/or genetic testing and counseling and facilitates appropriate referrals. 8. Acts as a liaison between the patients, families and caregivers and the providers to optimize patient outcomes.
Performs other duties as required or assigned. Minimum Qualifications: -- Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required. -- Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) required; Master's preferred.
-- Three years of oncology experience in an acute or ambulatory care setting preferred. -- Oncology Nurse Certification (OCN) required within one year of hire. -- Nurse Navigation Certification required within two years of hire. -- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and reprioritize -- Ability to develop collaborative relationships internally and externally -- Strong oncology knowledge -- Basic computer skills -- Ability to work autonomously Required Licensure/Certification Skills: -- Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required. : Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required upon hire and as applicable, higher level per unit certification requirements as stated on the grid attached to the AHA and Life Support Policy.

Keywords: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New England , Oncology Nurse Navigator RN, Healthcare , Lebanon, Northeast

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