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Multidisciplinary Oncology Nurse Navigator, UofL Health-James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Days, Full Time

Location: Louisville, KY
Company: UofL Physicians
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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The nurse navigator functions on a multidisciplinary team as an advocate, educator, and communicator for the oncology patient and their families. The navigator ensures that all patients with an oncology diagnosis receives quality care and comprehensive services within the respective disciplines. Educates patients and families about disease process, treatment options, and potential side effects. He/she will coordinate patients through the continuum of care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. He/she will serve as the liaison between disciplines and any supportive/community services. He/she will provide leadership within the team, proactively develop processes that streamline and improve the clinical experience for both the patient and referring physicians. He/she will work closely with marketing and outreach departments to educate referring physicians and facilities on available services, prevention, screening/detection and treatment programs. He/she will be involved in coordinating weekly conferences and database tracking analysis for treatment outcome purposes. He/she will utilize protocols to refer patients to appropriate specialists and enrollment in clinical trials. Educates patients and families the transition to Survivorship and the program available at the BCC. Sets expectations for the post-treatment transition and remain available to patients and families for questions after completion of treatment. He/she will demonstrate the knowledge, skill and coordination to provide the care and guidance to the cancer patient from screening to survivorship. Assists patients with end of life decisions.

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

  • Graduation from an accredited/approved school of nursing.
  • BSN required.
  • Current RN license in Kentucky.
  • OCN required within 1 year of employment.

Experience (required and preferred):

  • Two to Five years of oncology nursing experience required.
  • Computer skills required.

Excellent communication (both written and verbal skills) and customer service skills required.

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