Oncology Patient Navigator
Work Hours: Weekdays, 32-40 hrs/week
Oncology Nurse Navigator
The oncology nurse navigator is a registered nurse professional who provides individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to overcome barriers within the healthcare system and facilitate access to all of the resources available to patients. The navigator acts as a link between patients and care providers to facilitate clinical and supportive care services. The role is that of a single point of contact among referring physicians, patients, and other clinical caregivers for the purpose of empowering patients in dealing with the disease and the treatment. The navigator facilitates patient appointments for diagnostic procedures in the laboratory, imaging, other specialty areas, and financial services.
Education: Minimum high school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's or Master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing preferred.
Experience: Minimum 2 years acute care experience required. Oncology experience preferred. Experience in multiple hospital departments preferred. 1 year of relevant experience in patient financial services, such as patient registration, insurance authorization, billing and coding preferred.
Certifications: State RN licensure. Basic life support (BLS) certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. OCN® certification preferred.