RN Breast Navigator (Oncology)
Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: CANCER SERVICE CENTER - 7600
Employment Type: Full Time 72
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 8879
Current MS RN license. Bachelor's degree preferred. Current CPR.
A minimum of at least 5 years previous experience in a hospital care setting preferred.
OCN certification preferred. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail necessary.
As an integral member to the cancer services team, offers individualized support to patients with suspicious and positive findings, cancer survivors and their families throughout their diagnosis and treatment process. Must be very compassionate, organized and resourceful. The oncology navigator must have excellent communication skills and be able to function within a multidisciplinary team approach.
Coordinate between cancer patients and all providers to make sure patient needs are met.
Educate patients on prevention of recurrent and new cancers and other late effects.
Counsel on consequences of cancer and its treatment as indicated (i.e., physical, psychological, social, spiritual).
As required by the Commission on Cancer and National Program for Breast Centers, establish a navigation process and identify resources to address barriers to care for patients
Coordinate community outreach as appropriate, encouraging community involvement.
Refer new patients to physician if necessary.
Collect genetic tests as directed by physicians
Provide education to individuals/groups, community education.
Connect patients to community and social support services.
Facilitate interaction/communication with health care staff (i.e., physicians, nurses, radiology staff, social services, Cancer Center staff), offering educational sessions to inform practitioners of breast health navigator role, encouraging referrals.
Assist cancer patients in finding financial assistance for needs such as transportation where needed.
Track interventions and outcomes.
Attend Cancer Conference.
Cross train with and cover for Oncology Breast and Survivorship Navigator(s) when necessary.
Help patients with insurance paperwork, identifying local resources (such as elder or child care) and communicating effectively with health care professionals.
Function as liaison to physicians and patients.
Provide emotional support and encouragement to cancer patients and their families.
Offer educational support to cancer patients and their families
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.
Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
Transferring, repositioning patients.
Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.
Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.
Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.
Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.
Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit.
Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential.
Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility.
Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.
Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply.
Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.