Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
4 Year Degree
This new position will provide coordination of care for newly identified lung cancer patients, those undergoing treatment and those with lung cancer recurrence. The navigator will guide the patient and their family through the complex healthcare system, working to eliminate barriers and facilitate continuity of care and enhance the patient experience.
The navigator will work in collaboration with the physicians and care team to effectively manage patients by pro-actively contacting newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. Using in-depth knowledge of cancer and cancer treatment, the navigator will provide education about the cancer, how it is diagnosed and general treatment options. The navigator will assist the care team and various Kaiser Permanente and external entities using clinical knowledge and judgment to expedite care and support the patient through the cancer care experience. The navigator monitors patient progress and intervenes to empower patients and families to manage their care and the disease. The navigator will communicate with and educate primary care and specialty providers and office staff on available services.
Minimum: Graduate of an accredited RN program and a Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred: Bachelors or Masters Degree in Nursing
Licensure: Active WA state RN license required at time of hire
Certification: Achieve OCN certification or Navigation Certification within 2 years of hire
Experience: 3 year recent Pulmonary or oncology experience or 2 years experience as an oncology nurse navigator
Knowledge and Skills:
Minimum: Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; empathy and ability to provide compassionate counseling and support to patients and family; effective problem solving and critical thinking; broad knowledge of the health care system and oncology support resources within Kaiser Permanente and the community.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
Internal Number: 173538
About Kaiser Permanente of Washington
Kaiser Permanente Washington, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 650,000 members through 26 medical centers. Founded in 1947, Kaiser Permanente Washington existed for nearly 70 years as Group Health Cooperative, a regional nonprofit which gained national recognition for medical quality, disease prevention, and evidence-based treatments. Kaiser Permanente welcomed Group Health, its medical centers and members, into the Kaiser Permanente family in 2017 creating Kaiser Permanente's eighth region. Kaiser Permanente of Washington is a total health organization comprising Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, and the Washington Permanente Medical Group, P.C., formerly Group Health Physicians, an independent medical group that features more than 1,000 physicians.