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Nurse Navigator - Schwarz Cancer Center

North Hospital
Date Posted
04 March, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
303902
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Nurse Navigator - Schwarz Cancer Center

Job Description

Overview

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.

Responsible for coordination of the care provided to the patient. Ensures access to appointments, support programs and education, working with the community to enhance coordination to the patient and caregivers, assisting the providers and community based specialists in providing optimal care and providing the patient, family and caregivers with the support and knowledge they need. The Patient Navigator fulfills the primary responsibilities for coordinating a multi-disciplinary approach in the diagnostic, evaluation, treatment and facilitation of the care process throughout the care continuum up until end of life, survivorship and in support of long-term surveillance. This position also exhibits skills as an empathetic patient advocate and skilled communicator and serves as a representative for the treatment programs. By working with all applicable departments, this position will ensure that all patient education and coordination be consistent and aligned with and/or an extension of the providers' recommendations.

The salaried 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.

·        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 experience preferred.

·        Experience in multiple myeloma preferred.

·        Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred.

·        Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certified (ONS) 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.

·        Requires clinical work experience, medical terminology.

·        Requires understanding of medical record requirements, regulations and policies.

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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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