The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually
We have an immediate opening for a Nurse Navigator.
Summary of Responsibilities The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) is responsible for providing individual assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to overcome health care system barriers and provide timely access to quality healthcare within a community oncology setting. Utilizing the nursing process, the Oncology Nurse Navigator provides patient education and access to relevant internal and external resources. Primary objectives are to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to high quality health and psycho-social care through all phases of the cancer continuum. Routine collaboration with internal departments and external referral resources are anticipated, including scheduling, financial counseling, lab, pharmacy, social work, nursing, surgical, radiation and diagnostic imaging, dietary, and others. Regular and frequent interface with practice-based leadership teams, physicians, and clinical staff is required to promote and engage the patient navigation process.
Key Responsibilities Performs coordination of care during the full continuum of cancer care experience Identifies potential and real gaps in care delivery; seeks out opportunities for avoidance and/or closure Prepares for, organizes and leads the Patient Care Conference (huddle) at regular intervals; communicates interventional outcomes to full care team in a timely manner Performs assessment of patient risk stratification Performs basic psychosocial assessments and provides emotional support; delegates and/or makes referrals for additional screening and support as needed Develops appropriate nursing diagnoses and corresponding action plans as needed Supports and/or provides oral chemotherapy education, adherence and side effect monitoring Holds or participates in survivorship and advance care planning visits; makes referrals as needed Participates in research, quality, and performance improvement, including reporting on navigation metrics Supports patient advocacy and empowerment Participates in community outreach and cancer prevention education Knowledgeable of practice operations guidelines, practice organization and healthcare economics Other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements Bachelor's prepared Registered Nurse (BSN), Oncology Certification (OCN) preferred, Nurse Navigator Certification a plus 5 (five) years' work experience as a Registered Nurse in an oncology practice or clinic
*N The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: MCKEA00878125
About US Oncology Network
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. We empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
- 25 years of oncology practice management expertise
- Leader in value-based cancer care with over 900 physicians participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare
- Innovation Oncology Care Model – one fourth of the entire population of physicians nationwide
- Over 1,400 affiliated physicians
- More than 450 cancer treatment center locations across the United States
- Over 995,000 patients treated annually