Oncology Nurse Navigator
Dupage Medical Group - Lisle, IL

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The Oncology nurse navigator will provide individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system constraints and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care from screening and pre diagnosis of cancer through all phases of the continuum of care into survivorship. The Navigator works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate the patient’s plan of care and communicates with all members of the team on behalf of the patient.

Key Responsibility Areas:
  • Facilitate the entry of patients into the cancer program and coordinate care.
  • The Oncology Nurse Navigator is the point of reference for referring physicians seeking evaluation of patients with suspicion of Cancer.
  • Follow the patient throughout the continuum of cancer care services from referral through treatment and support care to survivorship.
  • Evaluate progress of patients along the continuum.
  • Work closely with the Physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate patient’s care plan and work with the multidisciplinary team to maintain and implement an up to date coordinated care plan.
  • Develop a relationship with all Cancer Program physicians and serve as a liaison between specialists and patient’s referring physician.
  • Provide patient education across the continuum of care and provide symptom management and test results for patients.
  • Provide access to community resources and links patients to support services.
  • Assist clinic staff, research team, and physicians with accruing cancer patients to clinical trials.
  • Assist with tracking of metric and quality indicators for diagnosing and treating cancers promptly and effectively.
  • Work with cancer survivors and other health care team members to determine a survivorship program and develop long term plan for patients.
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team in data collection and statistical activities to facilitate problem identification and resolution to improve quality of patient care.
  • Prepare for and coordinate Multidisciplinary Conference.
  • Provide patient and physician support for procedures.
  • Assume other leadership roles as required by the departments

**Depending on Practice Site Requirements, an incumbent in this position may not perform all the key responsibilities listed below. However, it is expected that at least 80% of the responsibilities are performed for this job. Travel to other sites may be required.

**Performs all other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and/or Experience Required:

Current license as a Registered Nurse in Illinois

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Nursing

Preferred: Certification in area of expertise

3 years experience in Oncology Nursing

Thorough knowledge of the healthcare system , community, and social service resources for cancer required.

Key Competencies:

**All key competencies are based on DMG’s C.A.R.E. values. Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Organization: Able to provide order and structure to daily processes and work environment. Demonstrates good organizational skills and ability to prioritize daily work.

Verbal Communication: Capable of interacting with, and relating to, people of varying educational levels and backgrounds, conveying information clearly and succinctly, applying listening, tact, responsiveness, empathy , and confidentiality. Effective in communicating verbally with other staff and departments related to all aspects for patients across the continuum of care.

Problem Sensitivity: Effective in identifying and analyzing problems.

Attention to Detail : Careful about detail and thorough in completing tasks.

Team Work: Must be able to get along with others, work as part of a team, accept constructive criticism, adapt behaviors quickly, and consistently follow and apply work rules. Works effectively with others to accomplish objectives and goals. Willingly offers assistance to others when the need arises. Fosters teamwork and positive rapport within all departments to maximize achievement of goals.

Computer Proficiency: Able to learn and become proficient in EPIC as well as have basic knowledge of Microsoft office applications, ie. Outlook, Word , Excel; and demonstrate keyboarding speed and accuracy at a minimum of 30 WPM.

Typical Environmental/Working conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Front office station with public access and view.
Working with and around other people.
High level of computer work.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Typical Physical/Mental demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May require sitting for long periods of time, standing, walking, stooping, bending and stretching for files and/or supplies. Vision must be corrected to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone and patient contact. Person must be able to move throughout and between departments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Includes travel to other sites as needed.

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