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RN Patient Navigator - Cancer Program

Job ID: 44208
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Patient Navigator - Cancer Program for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.

Hourly compensation is $41.20 - $61.80; hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience.

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Responsible for the coordination of specific Cancer Program patients and provides professional nursing care to oncology patients. In collaboration with the Medical Director(s), referring physician and interdisciplinary team(s), the Patient Navigator coordinates disease specific multidisciplinary conference; subsequent specialty consultations; and provides care as needed for patients and their families utilizing resources efficiently and effectively.

Coordinates the development and performance of specialty service educational activities, program evaluation and outcomes research.

Details of the Position

  1. Assist patients and families in understanding their diagnosis, treatment options, and the resources available, including educating eligible patients about appropriate clinical research studies and technologies.
  2. Develop and coordinate clinical guidelines of practice in specialty area.
  3. Act as a single point of contact for patients and families including telephone triage regarding symptom management.
  4. Follow patients through the continuum of care, in collaboration with key stakeholders in the treatment plans.
  5. Develop patient education programs and tools. Reinforce patient education and direct patients and families to available resources and supportive services.
  6. Ensure patients receive a treatment plan that is understandable and feasible.
  7. Assess for clinical, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial, financial and other patient/family needs.
  8. Coordinate timely scheduling of tests, procedures, specialty appointments and treatments.
  9. Initiate referrals (both internal and external) to community resources.
  10. Coordinate multi-disciplinary planning conferences; develop concise patient summaries for use by the care team and document recommendations made utilizing standardized care protocols in accordance with nationally recognized care guidelines. Collaborate and follow-up with the multidisciplinary tumor conference recommendations.
  11. Facilitate research and participation in clinical trials.
  12. Facilitate quality improvement initiatives. Works closely with cancer registry staff to collect date, track outcomes and support strategic planning processes.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

What You Bring

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Minimum of five years experience in nursing including two years of oncology as appropriate to work setting
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required.

Other Skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications
  • Insight into the roles and responsibilities of the interdisciplinary team members

For a full description of the position or for questions, contact Jennifer, [email protected]

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.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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