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ChristianaCare is currently seeking a full-time Oncology Nurse Navigator for the Thoracic Surgery & Interventional Pulmonology group located at the Helen F Graham Cancer Center. The selected candidate will manage the care of at risk cancer patients and their families through collaboration with the multi-disciplinary care team utilizing appropriate clinical guidelines
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Completes a comprehensive assessment of the patient upon initial encounter and periodically throughout navigation, matching unmet needs with appropriate services and referrals and support services, such as dietitians, social work, genetic counselor, and financial services to maintain healthy life style choices and self-care strategies.
Identifies potential and realized barriers to care (e.g., transportation, child care, elder care, housing, language, culture, literacy, role disparity, psychosocial, employment, financial, insurance) and facilitates referrals.
Schedules or facilitates scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expedite the plan of care timely followup to promote continuity of care
Assesses patient and family learning needs to identify barriers to education (e.g., literacy, language, cultural influences, comorbidities)
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to develop patients' clinical treatment plan
Educates the patient/family/caregiver: diagnosis, treatment options, side effect management, post treatment and survivorship.
Acts as a liaison and advocate between the patients, families, caregivers and health care providers to promote and optimize patient outcomes
Contributes to Thoracic/IP program development, implementation, and evaluation within the healthcare system and community
Contributes to the knowledge base of the healthcare community and in support of the ONN role through activities such as involvement in professional organizations, presentations, publications, and research
Participates in system committees such as magnet, cancer, nursing council, safety, cultural competency/diversity, patient education, professional nursing council
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Three or more years of combined clinical experience in oncology, surgical, and/or pulmonary care
Oncology Certification (OCN) or Case Management Certification (CCM) preferred or must be obtained within two years of hire into this position
Delaware RN licensure required. Pennsylvania licensure may be necessary.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Internal Number: JR54242
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.