POSITION SUMMARY: Nurse Navigator Oncology provides a personalized level of support to help patients, families, and caregivers from screening to survivorship understand their care. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team she/he is responsible for coordinating timely access to quality and comprehensive health and psychosocial services throughout the continuum of care. This position serves as a clinical resource with expertise in hematology/oncology care management. The Nurse Navigator also serves as a liaison throughout AtlantiCare and in the community. The Navigator also provides clinical support and acts as a patient advocate with the caregivers that are both internal and external, to support wellness and optimal health in the community This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to team work and cooperation. QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Bachelor's in nursing preferred. Active pursuit of Bachelor's degree required and obtained by 2020. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey BLSHCP Certification required 6 months from date of hire or transfer required. EXPERIENCE: 5 years oncology clinical experience required. Prior case management experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, motivational interviewing, written and verbal communication and computer literacy required. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately on the skills that will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Demonstrates the technical competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, blood borne pathogens, including exposure to infectious disease, hazardous substances, and potential injury. This position requires frequent walking and standing. The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The position reports to department leadership and may supervise incumbents as assigned. The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
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