PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Navigator - Mammography for a Part Time, 0.25 FTE, Day position at the Kearney Breast Care Center in Vancouver, Washington.
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
Coordinate multiple aspects for the experience of women being evaluated for breast cancer to eliminate waiting time gaps and lags in steps of the process from initial mammographic screening through diagnostic workings through coordination of surgical, medical and chemotherapy treatments (as appropriate). Provide continuity of care coordination thereby providing a seamless, coordinated process that supports the woman's need for education, care coordination and psychosocial support across her experience.
- Provide assessment and planning to include performing and documenting age-appropriate assessment, including patient/family level of participation and ability to perform care according to identified standards. Assess bio-psycho-social status, economical, environmental, cultural, spiritual, community and other factors affecting the patient’s return to optimal health. Establish and maintain a plan of care across the continuum of care in collaboration with patient, family and health team members including individualized interventions, goals, outcomes and education and modifying or continuing plan based on the patient response.
- Provide intervention and evaluation to include implementing nursing and medical interventions using appropriate resources, skills and knowledge. Assist in pre- and post-procedural care. Make appropriate referrals (MSW, financial, support groups, outreach, community resources, etc.) and provide patient and family teaching to facilitate desired patient outcomes. Evaluate effects of care provided and identify changes in patient condition.
- Perform effective communication and documentation by communicating and documenting interventions, patient responses according to standards and referral information. Utilize recognized organization communication standard. Keep abreast of and comply with departmental and organizational changes and events through reading appropriate communications and attending unit and assigned meetings.
- Perform care coordination to include scheduling of appointments from additional diagnostic screenings after initial mammogram. Work in conjunction with multiple physician offices to coordinate additional screenings, procedures/treatments (including surgical and chemotherapy) and appropriate follow up.
- Provide patient and family education to include identifying patient and family teaching needs related to procedures, tests, risks, genetic risks, treatments and follow-up care. Involve appropriate family members in teaching. Utilize available education resources.
- Provide additional support to include one-on-one interaction as appropriate, group leadership as assigned and coordination of volunteer resources assigned to women in case management.
- Delegate only those tasks that are appropriate within the scope of practice of other healthcare providers.
- Perform general duties to include maintaining a working knowledge of infection control, risk management and emergency preparedness plans. Actively participates in performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrates knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations. Maintain and update knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations which affect his/her practice.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing.
- BSN preferred.
- Minimum one year in Oncology/Women’s Services with collaborative group management (or may have equivalent combination of education and/or experience).
- Washington State RN Licensure
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.
- Oncology Nurse Certified (ONC) preferred.
- Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Breast Imaging and Cancer Care (CBPN-C) preferred.
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate clinical information.
- Strong analysis/problem solving skills.
- Strong organization skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Computer skills.
- Ability to teach.
- Knowledge of nursing processes and practices.
SOUTHWEST - PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
- Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
- Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
- Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
- Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
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