This position will be located in Flossmoor/Tinley Park.
The Oncology Nurse Navigator works collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team. This position provides support and guidance, linking patients and their families to healthcare services that meet their needs and serving as a communication bridge among and between patients, families and members of the cancer care team. The Oncology Nurse Coordinator coordinates resources into a seamless model of access, care and support that benefits patient, family members and participating physician. This position will have a wide range of access to protected health information (“PHI”) and understands the importance of confidentiality regarding all patient information pursuant to HIPAA policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Reviews treatment plan, available treatment options, applicable research protocols available, what to expect in terms of side effects, what are likely outcomes, what rehabilitative, support and complementary services are available (i.e., Cancer Support Center, Faye's Light, American Cancer Society).
- Serves as the liaison or link between providers, offering support with arranging appointments to ensure timely and coordinated delivery of care and services.
- Serves as the consistent point of contact for patients to address questions related to the plan of care, symptom management, ongoing education, and service referrals.
- Reinforces availability to address questions and assist as needed throughout treatment, understanding when palliative treatments are needed to maintain a reasonable quality of life.
- Communicates patient needs and support requirements with treating physicians and ancillary providers through individual contacts and participation in cancer conferences.
- Develops patient education programs and tools.
Demonstrated use of clinical skills and expertise in site specific cancer diseases, treatment options, research protocols, and psychosocial impact of disease on recovery.
Ability to comprehensively assess patient's physical and psychosocial status.
Ability to effectively and efficiently coordinate, implement and monitor the care management proves and treatment plan for patients.
Ability to communicate openly and empathetically with patients and families.
Ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to develop and implement the care plan.
Ability to develop and implement educational programs.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences including professional staff, patients, community, media, and other external agencies.
Knowledge of adult learning competencies and patient teaching skills.
Demonstrated management skills reflecting self motivation, initiative and fiscal responsibility.
Tolerance of ambiguity and the flexibility to respond to changing system needs.
Working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office and patient management database products.
Superior written and verbal skills are essential, including the ability to communicate in easily understandable language complicated research principles to healthy volunteer study population.
Must have a working knowledge of computers, medical conditions, research techniques, and the application of clinical research.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred: Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois and at least 3 years of experience as an oncology nurse. Oncology Nurse Certification desirable. Experience with Electronic Health Records.
The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.
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