The Adult Oncology Nurse Navigator functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team and serves as an advocate and educator for cancer patients, from diagnosis through end of active treatment.The Adult Oncology Nurse Navigator's primary function is to ensure the patient remains compliant to the treatment plan. Navigators achieve this goal by building relationships with patients and physicians, coordinating the plan of care, assisting with appointments, transportation needs, education, resource provision and/or representation within the multidisciplinary care environment. The Navigator also assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources to achieve efficient, high-quality outcomes for cancer patients, including support with interdisciplinary and cross-facililty coverage and collaboration.The Navigator will serve as a liaison between the patient and family, all physicians involved in that patient's care, internal and external healthcare providers, support network members, and the wider healthcare community. This role will require collaboration with local physician liaisons and leadership to conduct internal and external outreach and marketing.
Minimum Required: Associate Degree (2 yr program)
Preferred: Bachelor's College Degree (4 yr program)
Minimum Required Experinence:
Type of Experience-' 1-3 years overall nursing experience
Preferred:Type of Experience- Experience in program development.
Experience as a nurse navigator and/or patient educator in oncology.
Experience in leadership' Experience in customer service' 1-5 years oncology nursing experience.
Certification or License:
Minimum Required PreferredCertification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
Current licensure as a registered nurse Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification achieved or in progress