With 227 beds and 12 operating rooms, our Magnet-recognized institution is Baytown’s only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care. We combine sophisticated, high-quality care with the friendly, family-centered culture of a true community hospital. Due to our continued growth, we are seeking a Oncology Patient Navigator (RN).
The Oncology Nurse Navigator serves as an expert oncology population specific clinician, patient/client advocate and assists cancer/oncology patients/families to navigate the complex health care system in an organized, effective and efficient manner. This position will assist with the standardization and efficiency of care for patients in the cancer service line throughout the continuum of patient care. The Oncology Nurse Navigator models patient-centered care and assumes leadership responsibilities with high level contributions in direct patient interaction, the department, the service line, and across the institution. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, leading survivorship activities, participating in nursing initiatives such as Pathway to Excellence/Magnet, assessing service line needs related to practice and improvement opportunities, coordinating program education and serving as a clinical resource for both program and hospital staff.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing; Master’s degree preferred.
3 years RN experience in the related acute care setting.
Strong psychosocial assessment and clinical skills.
Leadership or Coordinator experience preferred.
Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements.
American Heart Association BLS.
Magnet-recognized certification in applicable specialty area or Oncology Nursing Society recognized certification, i.e. Oncology, Navigation or Case Management.
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through ongoing skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members, caregivers, and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
Demonstrates an effective community resource knowledge base and the judgment/ability to effectively select and coordinate available resources, including referrals to regulatory agencies.
Possesses knowledge of health care financial and payer issues, and eligibility for state, local and federal programs.
Embodies the behaviors associated with the Leadership, Art and Science of Nursing (identified in Duties and Responsibilities) at the Proficient level according to Benner’s model of clinical practice.
Competencies, skills, training as listed in Policy NU-903, Competence of Nursing Staff and HR 07 Competency Assessment.
Displays professionalism, remains composed under stress, and takes responsibility for delivering on personal and organizational commitments.
Able to work independently; possess organization/time management and prioritization skills.
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only Magnet-recognized, full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 227-bed hospital, with 12 operating rooms and over 1,500 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.
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Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of female, minority, disability and veterans.