The Nurse Navigator functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team as an advocate and educator for patients from point of entry, through diagnostic studies, diagnosis and treatment plan for cancer through survivorship.
The Nurse Navigator’s primary function is to build a relationship with patients and physicians, to coordinate a plan of care including appointments, transportation, education, provision and / or enablement of support services and representation within the multidisciplinary care environment.
The Nurse Navigator also assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources to achieve efficient, high quality outcomes for each cancer patient including support for interdisciplinary and cross facility collaboration e.g. tumor boards, and referrer communication.
On an aggregate level, the Nurse Navigator will track performance of the program in line with HCA, division and facility goals (growth, quality, practice guidelines, etc.) and identify opportunities to streamline care practice, for example through development of evidence-based guidelines.
The Nurse Navigator will serve as a liaison between the patient and family, primary care physician, internal and external care providers, specialists, referrers, support network members e.g. social workers, and the wider healthcare community. This role will include conducting internal and external outreach and marketing.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing Preferred
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Participation in professional organizations EXPERIENCE
Minimum five years oncology nursing experience required
Experience as a nurse navigator and / or patient educator in oncology, leadership, program development and customer service preferred
CERTIFICATE / LICENSE
Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) (Required)
Current licensure as a registered nurse (Required)
HealthONE - 22 months ago