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Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 - Hematology/Oncology - Part-time with benefits!

**Job Description**

**Location:** Chicago, IL

**Hospital:** RUSH University Medical Center

**Department:** Hematology/Oncology PBC RUMC

**Work Type:** Part Time (Total FTE between 0.5 and 0.89)

**Shift:** **Shift 1**

**Work Schedule:** 10 Hr (7:00:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM)

**Summary:**

The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 is a registered nurse (RN) who works with physician practices and multi-disciplinary teams to promote the effective utilization of services and coordination of care for patients within the Cancer Center service line. The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 contributes to the assessment of patients' psychosocial, financial and clinical needs throughout the continuum of care ensuring high quality care while supporting quality metrics of the Cancer Center and Rush University Medical Center The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 functions as a liaison between patients, physician practices, the hospital, and the community performing functions that meet the core competencies of oncology navigation; Care Coordination, Communication, Education, and Professional Role/Care as well as the domains of the Profession Practice Model; Relationships and Caring, Evidence Based Practice, Technical Expertise, Critical Thinking and Leadership. The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 care may be focused in medical oncology, hematology, stem cell transplant, gyne-oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, cancer screening or supporting multi-disciplinary clinics. This RN exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 is a registered nurse (RN) who works with physician practices and multi-disciplinary teams to promote the effective utilization of services and coordination of care for patients within the Cancer Center service line. The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 contributes to the assessment of patients' psychosocial, financial and clinical needs throughout the continuum of care ensuring high quality care while supporting quality metrics of the Cancer Center and Rush University Medical Center The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 functions as a liaison between patients, physician practices, the hospital, and the community performing functions that meet the core competencies of oncology navigation; Care Coordination, Communication, Education, and Professional Role/Care as well as the domains of the Profession Practice Model; Relationships and Caring, Evidence Based Practice, Technical Expertise, Critical Thinking and Leadership.The Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 care may be focused in medical oncology, hematology, stem cell transplant, gyne-oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, cancer screening or supporting multi-disciplinary clinics.This RN exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

**Other information:**

**Requirements:**

• Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required

• At least one year of nursing experience.

• Earned nursing degree of baccalaureate level of education or higher.

• Oncology nursing experience preferred

• Oncology nursing certification preferred

**Physical Demands:**

• Ability to travel throughout the Medical Center and some roles may require travel to other sites of care.

**Disclaimer:** The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

**Requirements:**

+ Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required

+ At least one year of nursing experience.

+ Earned nursing degree of baccalaureate level of education or higher.

+ Oncology nursing experience preferred

+ Oncology nursing certification preferred

**Physical Demands:**

+ Ability to travel throughout the Medical Center and some roles may require travel to other sites of care.

**Disclaimer:** The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

**Responsibilities:**

Relationships and Caring 1. Establishes a caring therapeutic relationship with patients and families

utilizing effective communication while managing a defined patient

caseload.

2. Assesses patients for social determinants of health; utilizing findings to

develop a plan of care and mutual goal setting.

3. Serves as liaison for the patient, becoming an expert on the patient

and their needs throughout the trajectory of their care from

diagnosis to end of life or survivorship

4. Advocates for patient and their families to ensure timely access to treatment and equal access to health care

5. Collaborates with all members of the health care team in a positive, professional manner to ensure coordination of patient care.

6. Serves as a reference regarding clinical trials and coordinates care with

The clinical trial office

7. Provides psycho-social support and Facilitates referrals and transitions of

care ensuring effective utilization of internal and community resources

Evidence-Based Practice

1. Provides symptom managements utilizing guidelines/evidence based practice from oncology resources in collaboration with providers

2. Performs role utilizing EBP within specialty established by nationally recognized oncology nursing associations, cancer societies and networks as well as published research and quality documents.

Technical Expertise 1. Responds to patient questions and needs via various technology: “My Chart,” staff messages, telephone contact, etc.

2. Coordinates/Schedules admissions, surgeries, laboratory testing, radiographic exam, and infusion.

3. Performs basic administrative tasks related to role

4. Establishes plan for venous access via assessment of peripheral veins.

5. Performs nursing procedures per policy.

6. Assists providers with procedures utilizing appropriate technique.

7. Assesses patient and family learning style to provide ongoing education regarding diagnosis, staging, treatment, side effects and self-care.

8. Provides detailed documentation in the electronic medical record to support assessment and interventions

Critical Thinking 1. Reviews medical records to ensure completeness as applicable for patient

diagnosis and staging. Requests additional medical records as needed

2. Ensures new patients are scheduled for appropriate providers based upon

assessment of patient and collaborates to alter plan as needed

3. Assesses patients in person or remotely to evaluate current status and needs

4. Provides telephone triage as defined by guidelines and in collaboration with provider coordinating care with infusion room, home health, urgent care or emergency department as required

5. Recognizes changes in patient status and responds in a timely manner to optimize patient outcomes

6. Prioritizes complex patient care based upon knowledge and clinical experience.

7. Assesses patient compliance with treatment plan

Leadership 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional practice, continuing education

and progress toward achievement of goals

3. Establishes and maintains expertise regarding disease, staging, current treatment options and management of adverse events.

4. Serves as a liaison between practice and referral sources

5. Participates in quality metric initiatives supporting optimal outcomes and value based metrics

6. Assists in patient identification for tumor board, coordinates tumor board and participates in patient presentation and care plan development.

7. Participates in the orientation and education of health care team members

8. Serves as key member of multi-disciplinary team supporting patient cohesiveness, efficiency, and patient focused care.

**Relationships and Caring** 1.Establishes a caring therapeutic relationship with patients and families

utilizing effective communication while managing a defined patient

caseload.

2.Assesses patients for social determinants of health; utilizing findings to

develop a plan of care and mutual goal setting.

3.Serves as liaison for the patient, becoming an expert on the patient

and their needs throughout the trajectory of their care from

diagnosis to end of life or survivorship

4. Advocates for patient and their families to ensure timely access to treatment and equal access to health care

5. Collaborates with all members of the health care team in a positive, professional manner to ensure coordination of patient care.

6. Serves as a reference regarding clinical trials and coordinates care with

The clinical trial office

7. Provides psycho-social support and Facilitates referrals and transitions of

care ensuring effective utilization of internal and community resources

**Evidence-Based Practice**

1.Provides symptom managements utilizing guidelines/evidence based practice from oncology resources in collaboration with providers

2.Performs role utilizing EBP within specialty established by nationally recognized oncology nursing associations, cancer societies and networks as well as published research and quality documents.

**Technical Expertise** 1. Responds to patient questions and needs via various technology: “My Chart,” staff messages, telephone contact, etc.

2.Coordinates/Schedules admissions, surgeries, laboratory testing, radiographic exam, and infusion.

3.Performs basic administrative tasks related to role

4.Establishes plan for venous access via assessment of peripheral veins.

5.Performs nursing procedures per policy.

6.Assists providers with procedures utilizing appropriate technique.

7.Assesses patient and family learning style to provide ongoing education regarding diagnosis, staging, treatment, side effects and self-care.

8.Provides detailed documentation in the electronic medical record to support assessment and interventions

**Critical Thinking** 1.Reviews medical records to ensure completeness as applicable for patient

diagnosis and staging.Requests additional medical records as needed

2.Ensures new patients are scheduled for appropriate providers based upon

assessment of patient and collaborates to alter plan as needed

3.Assesses patients in person or remotely to evaluate current status and needs

4.Provides telephone triage as defined by guidelines and in collaboration with provider coordinating care with infusion room, home health, urgent care or emergency department as required

5.Recognizes changes in patient status and responds in a timely manner to optimize patient outcomes

6.Prioritizes complex patient care based upon knowledge and clinical experience.

7.Assesses patient compliance with treatment plan

**Leadership** 1.Demonstrates accountability for professional practice, continuing education

and progress toward achievement of goals

3.Establishes and maintains expertise regarding disease, staging, current treatment options and management of adverse events.

4.Serves as a liaison between practice and referral sources

5.Participates in quality metric initiatives supporting optimal outcomes and value based metrics

6.Assists in patient identification for tumor board, coordinates tumor board and participates in patient presentation and care plan development.

7.Participates in the orientation and education of health care team members

8.Serves as key member of multi-disciplinary team supporting patient cohesiveness, efficiency, and patient focused care.

**Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.**

**Position** Oncology Nurse Navigator 2 - Hematology/Oncology - Part-time with benefits!

**Location** US:IL:Chicago

**Req ID** 7802


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