This position requires professional engagement and active participation in fulfilling the mission of MemorialCare Cancer Institute. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support MemorialCare Cancer Institute’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance Improvement/patient safety activities.
The Nurse Navigator is responsible for the coordination of newly diagnosed cancer patients, acting as a liaison between patients, families, community, and physicians. The Nurse Navigator is accountable for coordinating care for patients as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians and/or ancillary department personnel involved with cancer patients at MCI and served by the MemorialCare Medical Group . The Nurse Navigator collaborates with other disciplines to provide safe and effective patient care delivery by triaging and prioritizing patient needs and availability. The achievement of [desired] quality patient care is accomplished through the nurse navigation process and evidence-based practice for quality outcomes throughout the continuum in alignment with the strategic plan.
Demonstrates knowledge of clinical guidelines in cancer care (National Comprehensive Cancer Network, National Cancer Institute, Commission on Cancer, Oncology Nurses Society). Present at multidisciplinary committee meetings.
Utilizes the nursing process as the framework for the management of patient care.
Utilizes the ONS guidelines in the management of patient care.
Demonstrates leadership in the coordination of patient care across the healthcare continuum.
Prioritizes essential functions through all phases of care including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, research, and survivorship.
Delegates to licensed and unlicensed personnel.
Communicates effectively and succinctly with the entire healthcare team.
Identifies variances from standards of care and practice.
Teaches, guides, and consults with healthcare team members to promote patient-centered care grounded in oncology nursing excellence and shared decision-making.
Ability to be at work and be on time.
Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives.
Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.