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Nurse Navigator - Schwarz Cancer Center at IU Health North Hospital

North Hospital
Date Posted
15 January, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
300708
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Nurse Navigator - Schwarz Cancer Center at IU Health North Hospital

Job Description

Overview

The IU Health Joe & Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center at IU Health North Hospital built on our promise to offer unmatched cancer services and patient care close home to all under one roof. The Schwarz Cancer Center has created a variety of exciting opportunities for clinical and non-clinical team members: from our retail dining experience to our adolescent and young adult center, to our integrative health area including cosmetology and music and art therapies, to our infusion and chemotherapy suite and same-day clinic. Our growth is your opportunity to shine whether you provide direct care to patients at the bedside, or have the skills to support those who do. At the Schwarz Cancer Center, every team member is a caregiver.  

Duties for the Nurse Navigator at the Schwarz Cancer Center include, but are not limited to:  screening and assignment to physician; data gathering (records, images, pathology); scheduling appointments; information to patient (new patient packet, preparation for visit); tumor board referral; database entry; initiation of prior authorization for treatment plan (XRT, Systemic Parenteral Therapy); coordination with specialty pharmacy/prior authorization for oral anti-neoplastics; monitor oral anti-neoplastic therapy adherence, toxicity; track outside studies (labs, scans); contribute to Survivorship Plan; communicate with outside physicians (referring, primary care); physician directed interventions (ie, follow up with tumor board); coordinate with inpatient team for hospitalized and discharging patients; and FMLA/disability paperwork.

The Nurse Navigator will work Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm with no weekends, holidays or on-call.   Types of cancers seen include medical oncology (breast, GI, GU, head and neck, Myeloma, Sarcoma and thoracic); surgical oncology (breast, gynecologic, orthopedic, otolaryngology, thoracic and urology).  Services will include:  IU School of Medicine research, adolescent and young adult program, genetics, high risk screening, integrated health, laboratory, nutrition, palliative care, PET/CT, pharmacy, precision genomics, psychology, radiation oncology, same-day clinic and social work.

The Nurse Navigator coordinates the care needs of assigned patients and develops comprehensive plans to manage care delivery across the patient care continuum. Partners with patients and their primary physicians to develop customized care plans based on their individual needs and preferences. Collaborates with physicians, nurses, health professionals, social work, and others to ensure appropriate tests and treatments are delivered in a timely fashion. Advocates for the patient. Balances care needs and financial considerations to ensure efficient and effective treatments are achieved.

 

  • Requires an Associates of Nursing (ASN); Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) preferred. Requires current state of Indiana license as Registered Nurse.
  • Requires that the RN has graduated from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • 3-5 years of oncology nursing experience preferred.
  • Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  • Specialty certifications may be required per unit/department specialty in accordance with the department provision of care.
  • Requires knowledge of personal computers using various types of word processing and database software.
     

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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