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Oncology Navigator

Rush-Copley Medical Center Type Full time Posted 8/15/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/19/2014
IL - Illinois (All) - Aurora Referral - n/a -    
Oncology Navigator
Department:Medical Oncology
Shift:First shift
Job Details:
  • To coordinate patient care activities for Rush-Copley patients with cancer diagnosis concerns by guiding them through the health care system, collaborating with physicians, providing support, education, referrals, coordination of care and other assistance during the screening and diagnosis of cancer or the suspicion of cancer. The Oncology Navigator is responsible for establishing and managing an ongoing relationship with the Cancer Center team to facilitate a timely, integrated and coordinated approach to the care of patients with a breast cancer diagnosis. In addition, the Oncology Navigator will monitor and report quality indicators and performance improvement as they relate to the Cancer Care and Survivorship Program. The Navigator will assume a leadership role in areas of professional practice, staff development, education, program development and quality management. The core aspects of this role focus on leadership, consultation, education, and clinical expertise in the area of cancer treatment and survivorship.  Supports initiatives within the Cancer Care Center as related to patient services and programs, i.e., Triage nurse, survivorship. 



    ·   Graduate of a School of Nursing.

    ·   Licensed and currently registered to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.

    ·   Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred, or Advanced Practice Nurse.

    ·   Supervisory experience preferred with a high level of team skills necessary for planning, organizing, problem solving and decision making; with a belief in the team concept.

    ·   Formal training in Chemotherapy administration; oncology certification required.

    ·   Certified in CPR.

    ·   Self directed and able to organize and complete several tasks / projects  simultaneously.

    ·   Extensive understanding of oncology patient care.

    ·   Proficient in review and analysis of medical records and other patient care information.

    ·   Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication.

    ·   Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

    ·   Ability to communicate in a culturally diverse environment.