Nurse Navigator - CBO Tucson/6000.1000.0703.AZ099

US Oncology
Tucson, Arizona
Jan 20, 2020
Feb 19, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Summary
Arizona Oncology Associates has a great opportunity for a Nurse Navigator, looking to join a team that focuses on patient care - Located in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, you will have the ability to enjoy small town living with big city amenities on top of a rewarding work/life balance; which include a Monday thru Friday work schedule.

Company Overview:
As the largest cancer practice in Arizona, we are proud to provide advanced and compassionate Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology and Hematologic services. Our physicians and staff incorporate a multidisciplinary, personalized approach to treatment to enhance the patient experience by providing complete care in convenient, community-based locations.
We are proud to provide patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the-art technology, and an extensive research program. We believe it is beneficial to patients that these therapies are provided in a community setting, because it allows you to remain close to home and to your support system. Arizona Oncology physicians are supported by talented clinical staff that are sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers.

The ideal candidate will have the following background and experience:
  • Bachelors prepared Registered Nurse (BSN), Oncology Certification (OCN) preferred, Nurse Navigator Certification a plus
  • 5 (five) years work experience as a Registered Nurse in an oncology practice or clinic
  • Position is considering all levels of experience (standard for all postings)

  • The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) is responsible for providing individual assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to overcome health care system barriers and provide timely access to quality healthcare within a community oncology setting. Utilizing the nursing process, the Oncology Nurse Navigator provides patient education and access to relevant internal and external resources. Primary objectives are to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to high quality health and psycho-social care through all phases of the cancer continuum. Routine collaboration with internal departments and external referral resources are anticipated, including scheduling, financial counseling, lab, pharmacy, social work, nursing, surgical, radiation and diagnostic imaging, dietary, and others. Regular and frequent interface with practice-based leadership teams, physicians, and clinical staff is required to promote and engage the patient navigation process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs coordination of care during the full continuum of cancer care experience
  • Identifies potential and real gaps in care delivery; seeks out opportunities for avoidance and/or closure
  • Prepares for, organizes and leads the Patient Care Conference (huddle) at regular intervals; communicates interventional outcomes to full care team in a timely manner
  • Performs assessment of patient risk stratification
  • Performs basic psychosocial assessments and provides emotional support; delegates and/or makes referrals for additional screening and support as needed
  • Develops appropriate nursing diagnoses and corresponding action plans as needed
  • Supports and/or provides oral chemotherapy education, adherence and side effect monitoring
  • Holds or participates in survivorship and advance care planning visits; makes referrals as needed
  • Participates in research, quality, and performance improvement, including reporting on navigation metrics
  • Supports patient advocacy and empowerment
  • Participates in community outreach and cancer prevention education
  • Knowledgeable of practice operations guidelines, practice organization and healthcare economics
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Ability to apply the full nursing process in day-to-day clinical operations, including assessment, analysis and nursing diagnosis, care planning, implementation and outcomes evaluation
  • Ability to assess health disparities, identify needs of populations and cultures found within the general facility service area, describe a patient navigation process to address those needs, and document outcomes
  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize quickly
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to apply and/or oversee care coordination in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

United in Healing with The US Oncology Network
Arizona Oncology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nations largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks focused on advancing cancer care in America. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Arizona Oncology is united with more than 1,000 physicians and 10,000 cancer professionals nationwide.

Ready For Your Next Career Challenge? Wed Love to Hear from You!

If you possess the above qualifications and a desire to make a difference, we invite you to submit your resume and apply. In addition to a great career opportunity, we offer excellent benefits, a team environment, professional development, and the chance to be part of a nationwide network dedicated to fight the war against cancer.


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

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