PSYCHOSOC-NAV SERVICES - RN NAVIGATOR (Newark,DE)
Company: Beebe Healthcare
Posted on: February 22, 2021
General: The Oncology Nurse Navigator is responsible for the
coordination of patient care across the continuum within the
physician's prescribed plan of care, national oncology guidelines,
and within the scope of nursing practice. Educates and provides
information to patients and caregivers to guide and facilitate
understanding of treatment plans prescribed by licensed independent
practitioners and/or within scope of nursing practice. Specific:
The Oncology Nurse Navigator is a patient advocate who: Guides and
supports patients/families throughout the cancer care and
survivorship experience. Oversees, directs, and provides holistic,
culturally competent and evidence-based nursing care. Monitors
patient outcomes and participates in quality improvement
activities. Contributes to and collaborates with healthcare team
members to positively impact patient outcomes and patient
experiences. Assists patients or their caregivers with developing
scope of services with clearly stated goals and objectives.
Three to four years of progressively more responsible clinical
nursing experience in oncology preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. MSN preferred.
Oncology Certified Nurse (ONS) or Nurse Navigator certificate
within two(2) years of hire. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy training is
required for select positions, preferred for all.
Serves as primary point of contact for patients and families.
Provides education related to multidisciplinary process, oncology
diagnosis, treatment, procedures, cancer center support services
and community resources. Maintains contact with patient throughout
trajectory of care at designated touch points. Provides
comprehensive assessment of the oncology patient, family and/or
caregivers needs at pivotal medical visits across the continuum,
assesses barriers to care and distress screening, refers to
appropriate services(social worker, oncology mental health
therapist, financial counseling etc.), disciplines
and/multidisciplinary rounds and ensures patient follow through.
Educates the patient, family and/or caregiver regarding clinical
trials and coordinates participation with Clinical Trial Team as
required. Provides education and information to the patient and
family, helping to make the care seamless, continuous and
comprehensive. Initiates and documents patient teaching including
family and significant others based on assessment of needs.
Responds to patient request for information regarding the disease
process, expected side effects of treatment and community
resources. Responds to patient request for information regarding
the disease process, expected side effects of treatment and
community resources. Uses appropriate patient Education
documentation modality. Supports the patient during difficult
decision-making periods. Assists in coordination of end of life
care for patient and family and provides emotional support.
Coordinates patient multidisciplinary appointments to ensure
timeliness of care. This may include referrals to palliative care,
survivorship services, supportive care, physician office visits,
tests, procedures. Monitors patients to ensure follow through.
Communicates any concerns to the appropriate physician(s).
Participates in the multidisciplinary tumor conference and with the
multidisciplinary team monitors recommendations for appropriateness
with NCCN or other national guidelines. Additionally, participates
on relevant committees or clinical performance groups to enhance
patient care and patient experience. Serves as a point of contact
for referring physicians and their staff. Solicits feedback from
referring physicians and their staff, develops recommendations for
improving clinic operations to better meet referring provider
needs. As needed, meets with physicians who are potential (or are
already established) referral sources to provide information about
the cancer program. Participates in performance improvement
activities to enhance the patient, family and / or caregiver
experience across the continuum. Tracks individual patient's
progress along care continuum, identifies and addresses issues, and
prepares timeliness of care metric to present to appropriate
committees. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with
local individuals, agencies and organizations that provide cancer
education and support services for patients their families and/ or
caregivers. As needed, develops, in conjunction with support staff
or organizations, support groups and education programs for the
patient, their families and/ or caregivers. Functions in an
organized and time conscious manner. Partners with patients,
families and community resources to provide well-coordinated,
timely, compassionate, exemplary, interdisciplinary care.
Communicates with all members of the healthcare team, as
appropriate about patient/family needs and concerns. As requested,
serves as resource for community educational events. Completes
charting in a timely manner. Other duties as requested
* RN - Registered Nurse
Competencies and skills:
* Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal
* Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team
* Able To Withstand Crisis Situations
* Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members
* Experience With Excel, Power Point, Word, Visio, Etc.
* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (Magnet Recognition)
Location: BHC Health Campus-Building 2 BMC
Work Status: Full Time Associated topics: ccu, coronary, intensive
care, intensive care unit, nurse rn, registed, staff nurse,
surgery, transitional, unit
Keywords: Beebe Healthcare, Newark , PSYCHOSOC-NAV SERVICES - RN NAVIGATOR (Newark,DE), Healthcare , Newark, Delaware
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