The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) utilizes a collaborative process to assess, plan, facilitate, implement and monitor patients along the Cancer Center clinical pathways. The ONN works closely with the patient and family; makes appropriate referrals to meet the individual, cultural and spiritual needs, monitors and evaluates services provided. The ONN works as a liaison to and in collaboration with patients, affiliated physicians, disease management liaisons, and the Middlesex Health System. The ONN also serves as a resource to primary care and specialty physicians in identifying and managing high cost and high-risk patients. The ONN works collaboratively with community venues promoting prevention and early detection via educational programs and screenings. Minimum Qualifications: R.N. required, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required. Currently licensed to practice in State of Connecticut. A minimum of three years experience in oncology, hospice, or associated discipline. Home care experience preferred. Advance knowledge and understanding of oncology, healthcare delivery systems in general, medical practice, standards, and clinical pathway management. Certification in oncology nursing or commitment to becoming certified is required. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills. Strong organizational, communication, problem solving, negotiation and decision-making skills. Working knowledge of a personal computer and Microsoft applications.
Middlesex Hospital - 2 years ago