This position requires full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
The Cancer Nurse Navigator’s primary function is assisting patients and families through the healthcare system with the goal of achieving optimal patient outcomes. The Cancer Nurse Navigator will provide cancer patients and families with information addressing their concerns, including but not limited to financial, social services, education, treatment options and access to clinical trials. The Cancer Nurse Navigator may serve as a care coordinator for multi-disciplinary teams. The Cancer Nurse Navigator is a self-directed individual who is an expert practitioner with essential educator and case manager role components. The Cancer Nurse Navigator works closely with the clinical staff, physicians, Tumor Boards and community resources.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Works as part of the multidisciplinary team addressing the needs of cancer patients, both inpatient and outpatient, and their families.
Promotes a patient and family centered care environment for ethical decision making and advocacy for patients with cancer.
Coordinates activities to ensure delivery of quality patient care, the attainment of program objectives and promotion of the positive customer experience.
Ensures any communication is culturally sensitive.
Ability to be at work and be on time
Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives
Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Minimum five (5) years of experience in oncology
Familiarity with HIPPA and standard medical record communication.
Basic knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Working knowledge of insurance coverage
Working knowledge of supportive community resources
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred
Current State of California RN license required
BLS certificate required
Internal Number: SAD002235
About MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
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