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RN, Navigator (Lung Program - Oncology)

Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health
Location: Lexington
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Full Time, Day, Oncology, Saint Joseph Hospital Job Summary / Purpose The cancer screening program nurse navigator will work directly with CHI Saint Joseph Health Cancer Prevention Services to ensure that the national best practice standards are met or exceeded. The nurse navigator will act as a liaison between the referring clinicians, the multi-disciplinary teams, and the patients in a "virtual clinic" model to ensure timely reporting of findings and to coordinate scheduling of additional services. The nurse navigator will also be responsible for registry data entry and compliance. In addition, the nurse navigator will present appropriate patients at the regional multi-disciplinary conferences and ensure proper communication of recommendations to referring providers. The nurse navigator will also assist in the development and implementation of specialty-specific diagnostic programs housed within the Cancer Prevention Services "virtual clinic".  Secondary duties will include the planning of and/or participation in community outreach events and continuing medical education events. Essential Key Job Responsibilities The Cancer Screening Nurse navigator will be seen as an expert in areas of cancer: early detection, prevention, screening, and education. Coordinates the multi-disciplinary efforts of comprehensive cancer screening programs. Assists in eliminating operational barriers to service. Guides referring clinicians and patients through the screening process with significant emphasis on ensuring timely and complete follow up of patients with positive screening results. Charts all communication - discussions with patients and clinicians, scheduled appointments and consults, multi- disciplinary conference consensus, etc. Assists with national registry efforts: data entry, patient tracking, and compliance. Computer and database proficiency is required. Participates in the development of specialty-specific diagnostic programs which will be housed under the CHI Saint Joseph Health Cancer Prevention Services. The nurse navigator will help to ensure appropriate notification and follow up of findings similar to the cancer screening programs. Plans and participates in community educational events and health fairs. The navigator position is a divisional role and may require travel between CHI Saint Joseph Health facilities and/or identified locations within CHI Saint Joseph Health services areas in order to meet the needs of the program and populations served. Serves as a resource for referring clinicians and their support staff. Provides patient and family education. Assist with any care transitions. Builds partnerships with local agencies and groups for community referrals and outreach. Serves as an advocate and wellness educator within the organization and the community. Assists the team in the creative process of refining the programs and championing them across the state. Other duties as assigned by management. Minimum Qualifications Required Education for Staff Job Levels Bachelors of Science in Nursing required. Required Licensure and Certifications Must have a current RN license to practice in the state of Kentucky. Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Minimum of 5 years’ experience in inpatient or outpatient oncology, surgical services or related. PREFERRED Qualifications Prefer five years of experience in a community health setting, oncology, medical/surgical specialty, and/or diagnostic/interventional radiology.  OCN Certification preferred. Additional Information Requisition ID: 2020-R0270416 Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Market: CHI Saint Joseph Health

Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph Health, Lexington , RN, Navigator (Lung Program - Oncology), Other , Lexington, Kentucky

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