Nurse Navigator - Outpatient Oncology - Nurse Navigator
Company: Good Samaritan Medical Center
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Nurse Navigator - Outpatient OncologyJob Description:
Responsible for specialty care management for assigned
clinics/geographical areas and other appropriate referrals within
the Intermountain system. Assess, plan, educate, and advocate for
patients' health needs by collaborating with the patient/family,
physician(s), other health care providers, national organizations,
and community resources. Collaboratively develop and implement a
plan of care that meets the patient's healthcare goals, promotes
shared-decision making, optimizes allocation of resources, and
facilitates patient engagement and self-care management across the
You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an
Oncology Nurse Navigator.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they
hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your
You're equally comfortable with serving as a patient liaison as
well as a functioning as a clinical resource to patients,
physicians, and the cancer program through all phases of cancer
You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something
even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be
strong, the right team is invincible.
This role supports the Cancer Center team located on the Campus of
Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of Intermountain Health, a
faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on
person-centered care. At our 234-bed Level II Trauma Center, our
mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable,
our communities and each other. We're especially proud of our
people, who helped make us one of America's 100 Best Hospitals
according to Healthgrades.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your
family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision
coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it
encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've
launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health.
Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools,
tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also
offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace.
We'll honor each other's dignity and surpass the standards we set.
We'll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our
We'll laugh at each other's jokes (even the bad ones). We'll hello
and high five. We'll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value
of spirituality in healing.
We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to
As an Oncology RN Navigator you need to know how to:
* Provide guidance to the patient through the care process and plan
of care. Establish early contact with cancer patients to identify
and eliminate barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment. Serve as
a clinical resource with expertise in oncology care management in
reinforcing education with patients and families.
* Utilize the nursing process to provide coordinated patient care
by actively collaborating with other members of the healthcare team
and case managing patients. Assess clinical, emotional, spiritual,
psychosocial, financial and other patient needs.
* Provide direct patient and family education, as well as community
outreach, education, and screening. Coordinate discharge planning,
development of a post-acute care plan, and coordination of
post-acute services. Refer patients to appropriate clinical trials
and supportive care services, as well as direct patients and
families to available community resources.
* Direct follow-up on patients' progress relative to their
post-acute plan. Monitor and report on outcome measures.
* Question and prevent duplication, fragmentation, or use of
unnecessary resources. Question tests/procedures for which the
purpose is unclear.
* Track and collect data on patients including demographics, length
of stay, and reason for extended stay. Participate in readmission
analysis on assigned patients with sending hospital and inclusive
of post-acute providers. Provide reports as needed.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which
is why we require:
* Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
* Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability
to obtain Colorado RN license
* Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience in an acute or
post-acute care setting
* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
* Current Oncology Nurse Certification (OCN)
* At least three (3) years of recent experience in Oncology
* Previous care management experience
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being an Oncology RN Navigator on our
team we hope you'll join us. At Intermountain Health you'll
reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were
called to it in the first place.
* Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels,
assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and
* Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and
visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as
hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues
quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency
* Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and
delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes
frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care,
accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
* Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer
patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and
equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and
including heavy items.
* Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and
obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes
pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy
* Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of
equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
* May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended
period of time.
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly
rate dependent upon experience.
$32.51 - $57.77
We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is
why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that
covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of
wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected,
Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho,
Nevada, and Utah based caregivers, and for our Colorado, Montana,
and Kansas based caregivers our commitment to diversity, equity,
Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran
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