Nurse Navigator - Bone Marrow Transplant - OHC - Kenwood

US Oncology
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 07, 2017
Oct 07, 2017
Hemo / Oncology
Contract Type
Full Time
For over 30 years, OHC (Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.) has served as the region’s premier provider of treatments for cancer and blood disorders, offering a wide range of services and state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, as well as being nationally recognized for cutting edge clinical research breakthroughs. OHC puts patients first by delivering compassionate and convenient care, tailored to meet a patient’s medical and personal needs.

Oncology Hematology Care, Inc. is currently seeking a Nurse Navigator to join our patient-focused and dedicated physicians and professional support staff within the Bone Marrow Transplant team at our Kenwood location.

Summary of Responsibilities: The nurse navigator works in a dynamic health care environment providing one-on-one assistance to patients, navigating them through the health care system to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. Using a combination of communication strategies, the nurse navigator will assist cancer patient to anticipate, identify, and overcome barriers within the health care system, including understanding their diagnosis, coordinating their treatment plans, seeking assistance for appropriate social services, and communicating with their treatment team, family, and significant others. The navigator will document interactions and outcomes. They will work with other health care professionals to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, dignity, diversity, ethical integrity and trust and participate in multi-disciplinary teams to provide patient care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable.

Characteristic Duties:

• Assist patients in accessing cancer care and navigating health care systems. This will include the coordination of retrieving records and other appointments with consulting providers, social workers, dietitians, laboratory work, diagnostic testing, and financial counselors along with others that may be deemed appropriate by the physician.

• Facilitate new cancer patients getting an appointment in a timely manner by assessing urgency of request and discussing with provider as needed to ensure patients are seen promptly.

• Assess barriers to care and engage patients and families in creating potential solutions to financial, practical and social challenges.

• Identify appropriate and credible resources responsive to patient needs taking into consideration health literacy, culture, language and amount of information desired.

• Educate patients and caregivers on the multi-disciplinary nature of cancer treatment, the roles of team members and what to expect from the health care system.

• Empower patients to communicate their preferences and priorities for treatment to their health care team; facilitate shared decision making in the patient’s health care.

• Follow up with patients to support adherence to agreed-upon treatment plan through continued collaboration with the clinical team.

• Other duties as described in the RN/OCN TxO job descriptions.

Minimum Qualifications: RN, OCN preferred. Current CPR certification. Three years experience in a clinical setting assisting patients locate resources. Knowledge of environment and systems in which patients receive care. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented. Good computer skills.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


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