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Navigator RN

CHI Saint Joseph East

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted June 19, 2021.

Overview:

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U. S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

Full time, day shift, Saint Joseph East Hospital, Cancer Center


Qualifications

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

The RN-Navigator navigates cancer patients through the continuum of cancer care providing education, interpretation, emotional support, support group opportunities, etc. for oncology patients and their care givers. The nurse serves as the primary point of contact coordinating and collaborating with multiple physician specialties for care planning and services across the continuum of care effectively utilizing resources and multidisciplinary teams to identify and eliminate barriers to care in order to achieve an optimal clinical outcome for the patient and their caregivers.

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

* DEMONSTRATES THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND COORDINATION TO PROVIDE NURSING CARE AND GUIDANCE TO THE CANCER PATIENT FROM FIRST CONTACT AND THROUGHOUT FOLLOW-UP, SERVING AS AN ESSENTIAL LINK BETWEEN PATIENTS AND ALL OTHER CARE PROVIDERS.

* SYSTEMATICALLY AND CONTINUALLY PERFORMS THE FUNCTIONS OF ASSESSING, PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING THE CARE ACCORDING TO NCCN GUIDELINES, CHI SAINTJOSEPH HEALTH STANDARDS, AND ONS STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

* FACILITATES THE COORDINATION OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES TO ASSURE EXCELLENCE IN PATIENT CARE AND PATIENT FLOW BY: A) FOLLOWING THE PATIENT THROUGH THE CARE CONTINUUM/EXPERIENCE, ELIMINATING OPERATIONAL (I.E. SCHEDULING, TEST RESULTS, ETC.) BARRIERS TO SERVICE; B) WORKING CLOSELY WITH OTHER HEALTH CARE DISCIPLINES TO ENSURE TIMELY APPOINTMENTS, RESULTS REPORTING, FINANCIAL NEED REFERRALS, COMMUNICATION, PATIENT CARE AND FOLLOW-UP.

* INTERFACES WITH OTHER HEALTHCARE TEAMS FOR APPROPRIATE REFERRALS/SERVICES SUCH AS THE SOCIAL WORKER, PASTORAL CARE, DIETICIAN, DENTAL HYGIENIST, COMMUNITY SERVICES, FINANCIAL COUNSELOR, PHARMACY COORDINATION, HOME CARE, CANCER REHABILITATION, CLINICAL RESEARCH NURSES, SURVIVORSHIP NURSE ONCOLOGY, PALLIATIVE CARE, HOSPICE, SMOKING CESSATION, ETC.

* INITIATES AND DOCUMENTS PATIENT TEACHING INCLUDING FAMILY AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS BASED ON ASSESSMENT OF NEEDS, INCLUDING RESPONDING TO PATIENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISEASE PROCESS, EXPECTED SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES. DOCUMENTS THE ABOVE APPROPRIATELY AS WELL AS COMMUNICATING TEACHING COMPLETED TO THE PATIENTS OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AS APPROPRIATE.

* TRACKS AND COMMUNICATES MONTHLY REFERRALS BY DISEASE SITE AND DISTRIBUTION AS REQUESTED.

* CONTINUALLY ASSESSES THE PATIENTS TREATMENT PROGRESS AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO CARE BASED ON THE ASSESSMENT; CONSULTS WITH PRIMARY PHYSICIAN OR DESIGNEE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CARE DELIVERY TEAM AS NEEDED; REFER TO APPROPRIATE PHYSICIANS, NPS OR PROGRAMS WHEN NEEDED.

* Collaboratively works with clinical research nurses, facilitating patient referrals for potential clinical trial candidates, communicates patient care needs and schedule with the clinical trial nurse if patient accepted into a trial.

* ACTIVE PARTICIPANT ON THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE TEAM AND CONFERENCES, PROVIDING SPECIFIC PATIENT CARE INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THE PATIENT, FOLLOWS UP ON PATIENT CARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOLLOWING THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCES, AND WHEN NECESSARY, FACILITATES THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE.

* FACILITATE/ORGANIZE PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPS AS APPROPRIATE

* SERVES AS A RESOURCE FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL EVENTS SUCH AS HEALTH FAIRS, SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS AND UTILIZES THE RESOURCES OF CHI SAINT JOSEPH HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

* COORDINATES PERTINENT PATIENT INFORMATION, NOTIFYING APPROPRIATE MDS FROM PATHOLOGY, RADIOLOGY, MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, RADIATION THERAPY, SURGEONS AND RESEARCH STAFF AND FOLLOW UP ON ALL PATIENT CARE RECOMMENDATION MADE.

* Other duties as assigned by management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President) Does Not Apply

Required Education for Staff Job Levels Bachelors of Science in nursing

Required Licensure and Certifications KY RN licensure

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Minimum of 5 years of experience in inpatient or outpatient oncology, surgical services or related experience required

PREFERRED Qualifications OCN certification highly preferred. Experience/knowledge in community health setting or services desirable.

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