This Oncology Nurse Navigator RN position is located at Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) in Lebanon, NH. We are seeking an experienced oncology nurse, who will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team, provide care coordination, education and support to patients, families and caregivers throughout the cancer continuum to ensure high quality care across all care delivery sites. A minimal amount of travel is required to our Manchester and St. Johnsbury sites.
Assesses patient needs upon initial encounter and periodically throughout navigation, matching unmet needs with appropriate services and referrals and support services, such as dietitians, providers, social work, and financial services.
Identifies potential and realized barriers to care (e.g., transportation, childcare, elder care, housing, language, culture, literacy, role disparity, psychosocial, employment, financial, insurance) and facilitates referrals as appropriate to mitigate barriers.
Develops or utilizes appropriate assessment tools to promote a consistent, holistic plan of care.
Facilitates timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expedite the plan of care and to promote continuity of care.
Provides education to patient, families, and caregivers to the cancer healthcare system, multidisciplinary team member roles and available resources.
Participates in the tracing of metrics and patient outcomes, in collaboration with administration, to document and evaluate outcomes of the navigation program and report findings to the cancer committee.
Assists in the identification of candidates for molecular and/or genetic testing and counseling
Acts as a liaison between the patients, families and caregivers and the providers to optimize patient outcomes.
Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) required; Master's preferred.
Three years of oncology experience in an acute or ambulatory care setting preferred.
Oncology Nurse Certification (OCN) required within one year of hire.
Nurse Navigation Certification required within two years of hire.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and reprioritize
Ability to develop collaborative relationships internally and externally
Strong oncology knowledge
Basic computer skills
Ability to work autonomously
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. In the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.