Oncology Nurse Navigator RN
Company: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Posted on: April 10, 2021
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;
-- 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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