The oncology nurse navigator is a professional whose clinical nursing expertise guides patients, families and their caregivers to informed decision-making. The oncology nurse navigator is responsible for coordinating the care and services of the identified oncology patient population across the continuum of care; promoting effective resource utilization; assuming a leadership role within the multidisciplinary team to achieve an optimal clinical outcome; overcoming fragmentation of healthcare services.
Patient Education & Community Outreach
Data Collection, Documentation & Reporting
Education: Graduate of an accredited program in professional nursing. Registered Nurse. BSN or Master’s preferred
Experience: Demonstrated competence of three years of acute care or specialty nursing experience. Demonstrated competence of five years of nursing experience. Medical or Surgical oncology and/or general oncology experience preferred.
License(s)/Certification(s): Registered Nurse. Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Nurse Navigation certificate perferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of acute care or specialty nursing. Care coordination or nurse navigation preferred.
Talk/Hear (communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information)
See (defect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, assess)
Stand or Sit (stationary position)
Walk (move, traverse)
Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, position)
Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance (ascent/descent, work stop, traverse)
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.