Oncology Nurse Navigator

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by assisting in the coordination of care of patients with cancer. The Oncology Nurse Navigator assists in expediting the process for evaluation of cancer patients through a multidisciplinary team approach, coordination of services and scheduling exams, optimizing patient care outcomes.

Job Duties

    • Promotes programs and services to community such as public education events and support groups.
    • Coordinates and facilitates cancer support groups
    • Establish rapport with referring physicians and offices
    • Works closely and communicates effectively and efficiently with staff from Medical, Radiation, and Surgical Oncology offices
    • Works closely with patients and their families to identify barriers to care.
    • Works within the scope of practice of the defined navigator role to help navigate the cancer patient through his or her cancer care.
    • Contacts newly diagnosed cancer patients to offer navigation services
    • Begins education and orientation of basic treatment plan and coordination of appointments/services
    • Serve as an advocate and is available to answer questions and refers patients to appropriate resources.
    • Identifies and coordinates patients for the cancer conferences and multidisciplinary cancer clinics.
    • Maintains membership in National Oncology or Navigation groups.
Department Specific Duties
  • Assists with cancer screening amongst clinics and Mercy
  • Facilitates Multi-Disciplinary Clinics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to help ease the burden of cancer treatment with the patient and family.
  • Experience in and compassion with assisting patients throughout their treatment process, while working as a part of the multidisciplinary cancer team to help deliver patient-centered care.
  • Works closely with patients, families, nurses, health care providers and colleagues to guide through the healthcare system and help coordinate care.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent customer relations skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications of Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Completes projects as assigned
Professional Experience
  • Three years clinical direct or indirect experience in oncology nursing preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred
  • Oncology Certified Nurse preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Medical Cancer
Schedule: Part Time, Day, 8-5

Job ID: 81167

Posted 14 days ago

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