Nurse Navigator - Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21004165

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Nurse Navigator for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

•    To optimize the patient experience, improve patient outcomes, and enhance communication with referring providers by functioning as a clinical expert for a specific patient population. The Nurse Navigator position will provide seamless patient-centered navigation through the continuum of care from initial diagnosis until transition into survivorship or end-of-life care. 

Position Responsibilities:
•    Coordinates all required services, such as pre-appointment work-up, appointments, and post-appointment follow up needs across any setting of care or type of treatment, including the coordination of services outside of the health system when deemed necessary due to insurance rules, geography, or patient preference.
•    Monitors completion of services in active treatment and in surveillance, based on recommended surveillance protocols and recommendations from survivorship care plan.
•    Attends New Patient Appointments to make face to face introduction and perform navigation-related education.
•    Attends transitional visits whenever there is a care plan/ treatment modality change/ or major progression of disease. 
•    Facilitates communication with external referring providers and transition back to their care when appropriate.
•    Mentors other healthcare professionals by acting as a clinical expert in the care of the oncology patient. 
•    Nurse Na vigato r will be working with the head, neck and lung population. 

Required Qualifications: 
•    A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required.
•    Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire.
•    Demonstrated experience in patient education is required.
•    Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
•    Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, critical thinking, and problem solving skills are required.
•    Demonstrated expertise with adult patient/family discharge planning process is required.
•    Experience working with an interdisciplinary team is required.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job ID: 77017

Posted 26 days ago

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