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335026 Nurse Navigator

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Pennsylvania Hospital is currently seeking an Oncology Nurse Navigator. The Nurse Navigator functions as a resource to a multidisciplinary team of specialists as an advocate, interpreter, educator and counselor for the oncology patient, their family, and referring public. The nurse navigator is responsible for ensuring patients with an oncology diagnosis receive quality and comprehensive coordinated services. The nurse navigator will coordinate care throughout the care continuum in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. The scope of this work includes facilitating dynamic scheduling for patients, triage services and patients as needed, coordination of care, facilitation of clinical research, integration of clinical activities across various specialties in cancer care.Essential accountabilities of the position include:- Demonstrate knowledge, skill and coordination to provide care and guidance to the cancer patient from screening to survivorship.- Systematically and continually perform the functions of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of the oncology patient.- Provide education and information to the patient and family, helping to make the care seamless, continuous and comprehensive. Initiate and document patient teaching including family and others, based on assessment of needs and respond to patient request for information regarding the disease process, expected side effects of treatment and community resources. - Support the family through difficult decision-making periods, and assist in coordination of care for the patient and family and provides emotional support.- Function in an organized and time conscious manner. The Nurse Navigator partners with patients, families, the interdisciplinary team and community resources to provide well-coordinated, timely compassionate and multidisciplinary care. The Nurse Navigator communicates with all members of the health care team as appropriate about the patient/family needs and concerns. - Work across health care disciplines to assist in coordinating patient tests, procedures, appointments and treatments, and assist patients in overcoming barriers to care including transportation, financial counseling, referrals, etc. - Refer patients for supportive care services including nutritionists, social workers, counselors and financial counselors. - Assist eligible patients with access to clinical trials.- Participate in multidisciplinary consultations and/or tumor conferences and serve as a liaison between the patient and medical staff and services. - Assist the Penn Cancer Network in patient access and coordination within the Abramson Cancer Center and the cancer service line related services- The Nurse Navigator will monitor the patient throughout their care in the system.

BSN or related clinical diploma required. MSN or Related Advanced Clinical Degree, preferred. 3 years of clinical oncology-specific experience required in an academic medical center. Oncology Nurse Certification required.

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Posted: 2020-10-07 Expires: 2020-11-06

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Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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