Nurse Navigator

Position summary
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Nurse Navigator in our SE Division to include Aurora, Littleton, and Parker.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as a patient/family advocate in negotiating the health care system.
Address patient's, caregivers' concerns about the disease and its treatment and provides support throughout the course of treatment.
Provide one on one support and assistance in the coordination of services for patients and their families.
Evaluates patient and directs to the appropriate resource for clinical, emotional, and financial assistance to prevent problems and overcome barriers throughout the course of treatment.
Works collaboratively with the healthcare team to provide education to the patient, family members, and caregivers throughout the continuum of care.
Links patients, families, and caregivers with appropriate community resources.
Develops and maintains working relationships with community agencies, healthcare organizations, and other providers to promote a broad base of support for patients and families.
Facilitates team support of identified patient and family needs through ongoing communication with clinic team members.
Serves as point of contact for patient, family, and other caregivers throughout the full continuum of care.
Assists with developing a Navigator program throughout the Network, including determining navigation role and responsibilities, measuring outcomes, present and report on successes and challenges of this role.
Works with Oncology Liaison to enhance relationships with referring physicians and educate the community on the services offered through the navigation program.
Minimum Qualifications: RN, OCN preferred. Current CPR certification. Three years experience in a clinical setting assisting patients locate resources. Knowledge of environment and systems in which patients receive care. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented. Good computer skills
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
All candidates are required to pass a drug screening and background check prior to hire.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Category: Clinical

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