Registered Nurse (RN) Oncology Nurse Navigator -
Company: Central Florida Regional Hospital
Posted on: October 17, 2018
Central Florida Regional Hospital, a 221-bed acute care hospital, serves the communities of Seminole and west Volusia counties. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we will strive to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve. The hospital provides the only full-service cardiovascular program in Seminole and west Volusia, including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation and comprehensive diagnostic services. Other specialized services include orthopedic and spine care, robotic surgery, wound care, acute inpatient medical rehabilitation, complete imaging services and The Baby Suites. Central Florida Regional Hospital is located 3.6 miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford. The hospital has been designated a Level II trauma center and provides 24/7 emergency care. Position Summary: The Adult Oncology Nurse Navigator functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team and serves as an advocate and educator for cancer patients, from diagnosis through end of active treatment. The Adult Oncology Nurse Navigator's primary function is to ensure the patient remains compliant to the treatment plan. Navigators achieve this goal by building relationships with patients and physicians, coordinating the plan of care, assisting with appointments, transportation needs, education, resource provision and/or representation within the multidisciplinary care environment. The Navigator also assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources to achieve efficient, high-quality outcomes for cancer patients, including support with interdisciplinary and cross-facility coverage and collaboration. The Navigator will serve as a liaison between the patient and family, all physicians involved in that patient's care, internal and external healthcare providers, support network members, and the wider healthcare community. This role will require collaboration with local physician liaisons and leadership to conduct internal and external outreach and marketing. Essential Functions: Serve as patient advocate from diagnosis to end of active treatment Assess patients' medical, social, psychosocial, and other care needs Provide appropriate teaching, outreach, and support to patients and families. Ensure the patient is empowered to manage his/her own healthcare needs Streamline processes for patients by assisting with appointment scheduling and paperwork preparation Coach and assist patients to remove barriers related to insurance coverage, transportation, child care, finances, language, etc. so they can focus on their treatment plan, not these barriers Connect patients to hospital and community resources Conduct follow-up conversations with all patients and communicate any concerns, changes, or social needs to the appropriate physician or other care provider Attend Multi-disciplinary Meetings (MDM) and/or other meetings, as necessary Document throughout patient care continuum in iNavigate database Drive process improvement Conduct outreach to referrers, providers and other medical professionals as well as to the corporate 'customer' community [optional by market] Stay current on the latest oncology nursing developments and participate in organizational conferences Ensure service continuity For more information on Sara Cannon Navigators https://saracannon.com/service/patient-navigation Qualifications : EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: Associate's degree in nursing required, Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: State of Florida Registered Nurse (RN) license required. BLS required. Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification preferred. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: One (1) to three (3) years nursing experience required. An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D. Tobacco Free Campus
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