The Integrative Oncology Navigator will: • Collaborate with the Oncology team to design, implement and monitor the care coordination programs and pathways. • Guide patients as well as their families and caregivers through the health care system, establishing contact with newly diagnosed patients within the cancer care setting as early as possible through stipulated approaches. • Understand the clinical pathways established by the Griffin Hospital Cancer Center Oncology Program and will coordinate health care services for patients within the organization, at outside facilities, and within the community for timely diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. • Actively identify and address any barriers to care and assist with access issues that might keep the patient from receiving timely and appropriate treatment for their cancer diagnosis. • Raise awareness about American Cancer Society information resources, Griffin Hospital support programs and services, community resources; assist in meeting other cancer-related needs expressed by patients and families; and connect patients with these resources, health care, and support services. • Assist the patient and oncology physicians in the transition from active treatment to survivorship. • Be responsible for ongoing evaluation and quality improvement of the Patient Navigator Program. • Be responsible for promoting and integrating the Planetree programmatic elements services and complementary alternative medical services within the Cancer Center
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in nursing, health-related field or social work preferred, or sufficient life/work experience.
EXPERIENCE: At least two or more years of experience working in an Oncology setting and interacting collaboratively with the Oncology teams. Requires thorough knowledge of health care systems, evidence based cancer care, and medical terminology. Strong background in project management. Requires strong customer service and communication skills. Experience in community outreach and health care reimbursement is desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to function under pressure of time demands. Position requires eye-hand and gross body coordination skills; extensive walking. Position requires the ability to concentrate on details in spite of interruptions and attend to tasks for more than 30 minutes at a time. Individuals must be able to understand and relate theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple tasks given over long periods of time. Ability to work effectively both on teams and independently with little supervision, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and can remain composed under stressful and/or emotional situations. Candidate requires strong communication, interpersonal, public speaking, and organizational skills.
Internal Number: 18-0252
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