Blue Ridge Cancer Care has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Navigator located in Roanoke, Virginia.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401k, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Wellness and Perks Program.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The nurse navigator works in a dynamic health care environment providing one-on-one assistance to patients, navigating them through the health care system to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. Using a combination of communication strategies, the nurse navigator will assist cancer patient to anticipate, identify, and overcome barriers within the health care system, including understanding their diagnosis, coordinating their treatment plans, seeking assistance for appropriate social services, and communicating with their treatment team, family, and significant others. The navigator will document interactions and outcomes. They will work with other health care professionals to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, dignity, diversity, ethical integrity and trust and participate in multi-disciplinary teams to provide patient care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable.
Assist patients in accessing cancer care and navigating health care systems. This will include the coordination of retrieving records and other appointments with consulting providers, social workers, dietitians, laboratory work, diagnostic testing, and financial counselors along with others that may be deemed appropriate by the physician.
Facilitate new cancer patients getting an appointment in a timely manner by assessing urgency of request and discussing with provider as needed to ensure patients are seen promptly.
Assess barriers to care and engage patients and families in creating potential solutions to financial, practical and social challenges.
Identify appropriate and credible resources responsive to patient needs taking into consideration health literacy, culture, language and amount of information desired.
Educate patients and caregivers on the multi-disciplinary nature of cancer treatment, the roles of team members and what to expect from the health care system.
Empower patients to communicate their preferences and priorities for treatment to their health care team; facilitate shared decision making in the patient's health care.
Follow up with patients to support adherence to agreed-upon treatment plan through continued collaboration with the clinical team.
Other duties as described in the RN/OCN TxO job descriptions.
RN, OCN preferred. Current CPR certification. Three years experience in a clinical setting assisting patients locate resources. Knowledge of environment and systems in which patients receive care. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented. Good computer skills.
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: MCKEA00877803
About New York Oncology Hematology
New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH) is the leading provider of community-based cancer care and blood disorder services. With seven convenient locations in Albany, Amsterdam, Clifton Park in Saratoga County, Hudson, Rexford and Troy, our team of 32 physicians and 350 cancer care specialists see more than 100,000 cancer visits a year.
NYOH has always been at the forefront of cancer care. More than 30 years ago, we began as the region’s first oncology practice in a community setting (outside a hospital). A few years later, we offered the first radiation treatment outside a hospital setting.
Today, we continue our commitment of providing world class care, close to home. We offer the region’s largest clinical research and drug trial operation, only stem cell transplant program and only neuro-oncology care. We recently brought the first Varian Truebeam Radiotherapy System to our new practice: Clifton Park in Saratoga County.
Our medical staff includes 32 board certified physicians who specialize in the care of patients with cancer (medical oncology and radiation oncology) and blood-related disorders (hematology). With a patient care team of more than 350 oncology certified nurse...s, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, radiation therapists and support personnel, we are able to provide the personal level of care our patients need during treatment.