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The Cancer Nurse Navigator role is intended to guide a patient from diagnosis to end of treatment and continue as a resource post treatment. The Navigator is the liaison between all components of care; providing information seamlessly to the patient/ family, and between care providers in every care setting the patient uses.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Consult with newly diagnosed patients by phone or in person to determine specific needs, determine referrals to care. Build a patient-family centered relationship.
Provide initial physical assessment and assess for barriers to care. Report to team.
Attend provider appointments when required or requested as liaison, reinforcing education and information provided by caregivers.
Develop and deliver a Survivorship Care Plan with treatment summary to patients on conclusion of initial therapy.
Organize Tumor Conference case presentations and present patients for discussion. Follow up as required with patient and providers.
Liaison with Eagle County breast patients to provide resources from local philanthropy groups.
Sustain a patient centered relationship with the patient and family throughout the course of care and into survivorship as needed.
Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Benefits Summary: This position offers a robust benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 5% retirement deferral match, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, student load assistance, childcare assistance, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, annual bonus potential, amongst others.
Two years of Oncology specific experience in hospital or outpatient clinic preferred.
Two years of experience working directly with patients and providers required.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred.
Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.
Internal Number: RN Navigator
About Vail Health
Vail Health is a nonprofit community health care system that serves patients and guests from around the world. Locally governed and operated by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, along with numerous other services and access points, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Vail Health is the only health care system in Colorado to have been named in “150 top places to work in healthcare | 2019” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center.
Vail Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.