Registered Nurse - Specialty Oncology Nurse Navigator
Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilitiesin Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.THIS POSITION NOT REMOTE
Provides the Mother Standard of care to oncology patients across the adult and geriatric spectrum. An Individualized plan of care is developed and implemented, utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Responsible for inspiring and guiding other qualified patient care team members to ensure enhanced outcomes through effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Nursing care addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals, support persons and all members of the healthcare team.
The successful candidate:
- Position is in the Breast Surgery department.
- Assists with preop and post op education.
- Ensures that patients have been worked up appropriately for surgery, i.e. chest x-ray, labs, EKG, cardiac clearance etc. (whatever is needed to ensure that patient makes it safely to surgery), symptom management assessments, and post op calls.
- Specialty Nurse Navigator is the main point of contact for all care coordination for the patient.
- Specialty nurse navigator supports the patient through continuum of care for their team, navigating the patient from newly diagnosed through survivorship.
- Provides disease management with an understanding of oncology, chemotherapy, and side effects, can monitor and address symptoms.
- Works with patients and families to provide an understanding of their disease, their treatment plans, and address patient quality of life issues.
- Documents assessment and interventions, entering in a timely manner in the electronic medical record.
- Collaborates with and supports providers with daily assistance in managing and coordinating patient care.
- Evaluates and assesses health issues presented by patients and their caregiver; communicates pertinent and necessary issues to the patient.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills to manage complex patient and family needs.
- Conducts and reinforces patient education, including treatment plan/regimen, financial implications of care, symptom management, side effects, patient family responsibilities related to self-care, and available resources at home or at facility.
- Assesses needs and coordinates services, internally and externally to meet needs including, but not limited to medications, equipment, and home care services. Utilizes nursing processes and evidenced based practice/research to lead and coordinate patient care to positive impact on patients and department operations.
- Responds in a timely manner to patient and family needs at home through effective symptom management, coordination of home care services and crisis management.
- Ability to care for patients with IV lines, central lines, and ports.
- Care and assess wounds, suture removal, application of surgical tape and wound drain removal.
Your qualifications should include:
1 year experience in Oncology
Associate Degree in Nursing or equivalent
Arizona Registered Nurse License or a Registered Nurse License form a Compact State
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification- an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training site, American Safety & Health Institute, or Red Cross BLS certification is required upon hire. If their current certification does not meet the guidelines, stakeholders will have (30) days from the date of hire to acquire attend an onsite initial BLS course and will be required to renew every two years.
City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.
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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $31.90 - $52.55 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.