Registered Nurse Patient Navigator - Oncology Service Line | Oncology Service Line

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Registered Nurse Patient Navigator - Oncology Service Line
Job ID: 5739
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Nursing-Clinical
Winston-Salem, NCNursing-Clinical, Medical, Healthcare1/28/2014FT Day Shift.BSN required, minimum two years experience as a registered nurse in an oncology setting, experience in breast cancer/women's health preferred. NC RN Licensure and BCLS required .Ensures quality patient care by adhering to the policies of WFBMC, involving patients and...

Job Description


FT Day Shift.

BSN required, minimum two years experience as a registered nurse in an oncology setting, experience in cancer specialty preferred. BCLS required.

Ensures quality patient care by adhering to the policies of WFBMC, involving patients and their families in identifying their needs, creating a plan to meet those needs, and effectively communicating the plan across the continuum of care. Identifies barriers to efficient and effective management of patient care and seeks strategies to remove them.

Implements outreach efforts to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key community agencies, serves as community liaison and breast health educator in underserved communities.

Collects and maintains up to date and accurate program data and documentation according to program standards. Delivers reports which demonstrates outcomes and performance improvement activities; adheres to established productivity benchmarks.

Demonstrates ability to function in a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance and acceptance of personal responsibility for professional growth.Demonstrates responsibility for personal development by participating in continuing education offerings.Seeks new opportunities for self- improvement. Seeks and applies constructive feedback to improve performance.

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse Patient Navigator will guide patients through the healthcare system, establishing contact with newly diagnosed cancer patients and/or family member, or caregiver. The Patient Navigator will understand the clinical pathways established by the Cancer Center Program and will direct the patients to health care services within the organization and within the community for timely diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The Patient Navigator will actively identify and address barriers to care that might keep the patient from receiving timely and appropriate treatment for their cancer diagnosis. The Patient Navigator assists the patient and oncology physicians in the transition from active treatment to survivorship.

The Patient Navigator will work closely with community based service providers to identify and address community needs for cancer screening services and education regarding cancer prevention and early detection.

The Patient Navigator will be responsible for ongoing evaluation and quality improvement of the Navigator Program and will track all activity as defined by the departmental and program standards.

Education / Experience:

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN required, minimum two years experience as a registered nurse in an oncology setting, experience in cancer specialty preferred.

Reports To: Program Administrator Oncology Services

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: Current licensure to practice as Registered Nurse in North Carolina. Certification desirable.

Essential Functions:

1.

Ensures quality patient care by adhering to the policies of WFBMC, involving patients and their families in identifying their needs, creating a plan to meet those needs, and effectively communicating the plan across the continuum of care. Identifies barriers to efficient and effective management of patient care and seeks strategies to remove them.

2.

Implements outreach efforts to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key community agencies, serves as community liaison and breast health educator in underserved communities.

3.

Collects and maintains up to date and accurate program data and documentation according to program standards. Delivers reports which demonstrates outcomes and performance improvement activities; adheres to established productivity benchmarks.

4.

Demonstrates ability to function in a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance and acceptance of personal responsibility for professional growth. Demonstrates responsibility for personal development by participating in continuing education offerings. Seeks new opportunities for self- improvement. Seeks and applies constructive feedback to improve performance.

5.

Provides age/developmentally appropriate patient care in accordance with Age-Specific guidelines for the specific age groups served.

Skills and Qualifications:

Requires problem solving, decision making and critical thinking

Must be able to work in a self-directed environment, with ability to work with and lead teams.

Demonstrates ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple interruptions.

Bilingual preference with fluency in Spanish desirable.

Expertise in MS Office and ability to efficiently and frequently prepare program reports required.

Physical Requirements:

Amount of time spent performing the following activities:

0%

35%

65%

to

to

to

35%

65%

100%

N/A

Activity

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Bending

X

Reaching with arms

X

Finger and hand dexterity

X

Talking

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:

X

20 lbs. maximum

X

50 lbs. maximum

X

100 lbs. maximum

Work Environment:

Clean, well lit, comfortable

May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases

May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient illnesses

Occasionally subjected to irregular hours (evenings and weekends)

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-0175. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.



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