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Clinical Nurse-Ambulatory Navigator-Oncology

Bloomington Hospital
Date Posted
07 April, 2022
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
328806
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Clinical Nurse-Ambulatory Navigator-Oncology

Job Description

Overview

The Oncology Navigator navigates oncology patients across the continuum of care beginning with the diagnosis of cancer to survivorship, coordinating care with staff in Radiology, Surgery, Oncology, Genetic Education, Internal medicine and Behavioral Health, and other departments as indicated. Refers to community resources to facilitate timely diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.Adheres to key Touchpoints for Navigation (attached) including Introduction to Nurse Navigator at time of cancer discussion, Post-operative care planning, follow up care and Survivorship. Assesses, plans, and provides patient education and counseling to cancer patients providing physical, psychological, and emotional support to patients and their family members.Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care from one provider to the next. Tracks the patient closely and ensures that care is smoothly coordinated among disciplines using established tracking system. Completes the Survivorship Plan of care when the patient completes therapy, facilitates discussion with the patient and mailing/scanning of the Plan of Care.Communicates with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team, within IU Health, as well as with outside providers. Coordinates scheduling of appointments with surgical staff to ensure timely referral and transition into specialty services. Provides information on maintaining optimal health and prevention of Cancer Recurrence including instruction on the importance of regular visit to their provider for exams, clinical follow up and imaging as recommended by their provider, maintaining proper nutrition and exercise. Documents all patient visits and communication in Cerner. Manages and submits statistical data monthly and as requested to Clinical Manager. Attends Oncology Care meetings providing input and suggestions on continuous quality and operational improvement. Attends Navigation team meetings, Interdisciplinary meetings, Tumor Board and others upon request of Clinical Manager. Develops a familiarity in the chemotherapy protocols to support patients during chemotherapy treatment. Obtains either Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification or attends ONS Fundamentals Course within three yea

  • 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 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.
  • Requires clinical work experience, medical terminology.
  • Requires understanding of medical record requirements, regulations and policies.

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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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