The oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a professional registered nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. Using the nursing process, an ONN provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum. The ONN is responsible for managing the care of identified patients with cancer, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, to ensure access to high quality care serving as a single point of contact for cancer patients, caregivers, and referring physicians, and provides resources and assistance with accessing clinical and supportive care services. The ONN will coordinate care for the patient throughout the continuum of cancer care (surgery, radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, clinical trials, genetic counseling, and survivorship).The ONN oncology expertise and training can help guide members to make informed decisions, while providing emotional support and advocacy throughout the cancer continuum. Works under the direction of the standards established by the American College of Surgeons, the accrediting organization for the cancer program to ensure continued accreditation by CoC and NAPBC as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.
Has extensive knowledge of oncology nursing principles and practice, and is able to apply these principles in a wide variety of clinical scenarios. Demonstrates a caring compassionate attitude toward others. Consistently relates to patients/families empathetically and tactfully. Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and oral; able to adjust to variable audiences and levels of education. Requires minimal supervision; able to work independently, self-motivated. Organizes and prioritizes work efficiently. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others, across all departments. Ability to achieve results for the organization with and through people, utilizing creative and innovative solutions, conflict management and problem-solving skills. Ability to identify patient/family needs and then to coordinate and deploy resources to effectively match those needs. Ability to work on multiple projects at one time. Demonstrates basic computer skills and ability to utilize office programs. Effectively serves as a liaison to community organizations to articulate the mission of the Cancer Program and the core values of Marian Regional Medical Center. These projects may include a variety of therapeutic cancer support groups, professional and community educational presentations (multi-media), a comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter, Community Events (Cancer Screenings, Survivors Day, etc.). Supports quality care by participating in quality improvement and process improvement activities.
Requires minimum of 6 years of clinical Medical-Surgical Nursing, including at least 3 years of recent clinical experience in Oncology. Experience with administrative and/or educational nursing role highly desired. Current CPR certification. National Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) is required. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred. Professional and approachable demeanor; readily acts as a role model and staff resource Current California Registered Nurse license.
Internal Number: 2021-161622
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About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast. The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012. The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arro...yo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at http://www.dignityhealth.org/marianregional/
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Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care. For more information, visit: www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast