DEPARTMENT: CH - Oncology Clinical Research Initiatives.
The Oncology Patient Navigator assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources through interdisciplinary collaboration necessary and appropriate for the achievement of optimal patient care outcomes for oncology patients. He/she incorporates evidenced-based research into practice across the continuum. Patient navigation in cancer care refers to individualized assistance offered to patients, families and caregivers to help overcome barriers to care and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care, from diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience. Additionally, the Oncology Patient Navigator will be required to participate in community cancer education programs and screenings serving disparate populations. Navigator must have clear written and verbal communication skills, self-direction, and organizational skills.
A Bachelor in Nursing is preferred. 2-3 years of Clinical experience or related field in the past 5 years. Professional License with State of Practice is required. Oncology Certification (OCN) or certification in the field of oncology preferred. Employee expected to obtain certification when eligible to sit for exam.