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The Oncology Nurse Navigator will provide comprehensive care to patients from diagnosis through the cancer continuum. The Oncology Nurse Navigator is a registered nurse with expertise in oncology and assessment, who acts as clinician (providing direct and indirect patient care), care coordinator, patient / family educator and counselor to achieve optimal patient outcomes for patients with cancer. Through the OPN, inpatients and outpatients within the designated subspecialty , have a personal guide to lead them through the diagnostic, treatment and supportive care dimensions of their cancer journey. The OPN sees both inpatients and outpatients, traveling to community locations as necessary. The OPN works collaboratively within an interdisciplinary health team and is responsible for providing comprehensive and age-appropriate care/consultation to patients during periods of illness and wellness until they are discharged from the service. The OPN provides support and guidance, linking patents and their families to health care services that meet their needs and serving as a communication bridge among and between patients, families and members of the cancer care team. The OPN coordinates resources into a seamless model of access, care and support that benefits patients, family members, and participating physicians. In addition, the OPN tracks and reports oncology navigation program activity and monitors designated clinical quality and safety indicators. The OPN also will assist in role development and creation of tools relevant to patient navigation.
CT RN License; BSN required; MSN preferred. OCN required.
Minimum of five years experience in nursing with minimum two years in oncology, experience with case management, patient navigation and cancer clinical trials a plus. Demonstrated experience with the CoC survey process for accreditation of cancer centers and breast centers.
CPR certification. Connecticut R.N. license BSN required, MSN preferred. RN license in State of Connecticut; OCN certified or able to obtain OCN/AOCN/ CBCN within designated time period
1. Self-directed; able to organize and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously 2. Excellent communication skills 3. Ability to promote programs and services to community; 4. Computer skills- Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point 3. Extensive understanding of cancer and related oncology patient care; 4. Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication on all levels- patients, co-workers / peer 5. Keeps superior informed on aspects of work, maintains ongoing transparency, communication and collaboration with oncology program director 5. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality; 6. Ability to promote and build teamwork, inclusiveness in all work related interactions, and multidisciplinary care concept. 7. Demonstrated computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook
Walking and standing, assisting in lifting of patients, possible difficult patients with emotional and physical problems. Must have the ability to hear and observe all the surroundings of the department. Must at times wear eye protection, face protection, sterile gowns, sterile gloves. Manual dexterity necessary. Must be able to handle emergency or crisis situations. May be exposed to infectious diseases, or hazardous material.