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Practice Nurse Navigator- Oncology

Execu|Search Type Full time Posted 10/20/2013
Salary Negotiable Starts 4/17/2014
NY - New York (All) - Lake Success Referral - n/a -    
Practice Nurse Navigator- Oncology
Location: Lake Success, NY
Experience: 3.0 year(s)
Job Type: Full-Time
Job ID: J64256

About the Opportunity

A prominent medical center has an opening for a smart and tenacious Practice Nurse Navigator for Oncology. This role will coordinate and guide patients through the Health System's oncology continuum of care. You will facilitate the patient-physician relationship and coordination of care across the spectrum of cancer services through screening and diagnosis, treatment, post treatment, cancer education and prevention services to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary quality care.

Company Description

Medical Center

Job Description

As the Practice Nurse Navigator, you will:

  • Coordinate the continuum of care and reduction of time to treatment across multiple modalities
  • Collaborate with patient and oncology clinical team to identify next steps in treatment plan, identifies gaps or barriers to care and provides links to Health System and community resources
  • Work to reduce time-to-treatment across multiple treatment modalities (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy) as well as ancillary and support services
  • Serve as a liaison for referring physicians and their staff
  • Actively solicit and record feedback from referring physicians and their staff; develops recommendations for improving program operations to better meet their needs
  • Serve as main point of contact for patients and families
  • Act as a patient advocate, respond to and work to resolve the concerns of cancer patients and their families
  • Liaise with patients, families, physicians, clinical staff, other departments and specialty practices
  • Maintain data for metrics on patients navigated, patient retention interventions, patient retention rates, patient satisfaction scores, physician satisfaction scores and timeliness of care
Required Skills
  • AAS / RN
  • 3+ years oncology experience 
  • Previous experience in case management, disease management, quality management or patient education


Desired Skills
  • BSN, or enrollment within 2 years
  • Certified Oncology Nurse