Sinai Health System Staff Registered Nurse - Oncology Nurse Navigator in Chicago, Illinois
The Oncology Nurse Navigator is a professional nurse who functions as a clinical resource to the Oncology Program, coordinates referrals from physicians and health care facilities for patients, guides patients through the health care system by assisting them with access issues and provides a significant level of patient education related to oncology diagnosis and planned treatment.
Initiate communication with patient upon learning they have an abnormal/suspicious radiology exam or positive biopsy
Assess and document the need and concern of patient and family individualizing care
Guides oncology patients through the health care system and help patients arrive at scheduled appointments on time and prepared.
Inform patients and primary care physicians of test results
Assist patients in access to services and programs throughout the cancer care continuum; assists with setting up transportation if needed.
Facilitates patient interaction and communication with health care staff and providers
Responsible for Insurance Verification and precertification for Oncology patients. This includes but is not limited to initiating external referrals in an effort to assist our patient’s.
Responsible for verifying patient demographics, including next of kin and emergency contact with each encounter.
Promotes adherence to Standards of Nursing Practice by caregivers
Conducts needs assessment and develop individualized educational plan for patient and families
Educate patients and families about the cancer disease, and treatment process through provision of oral or written resources.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of 2 years Oncology experience
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
In-depth knowledge of cancer care, including both clinical and supportive care
Knowledge of community based cancer support services
Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office
REQUIRED LICENSES, Certificates, Registrations:
Current licensure in the State of Illinois as a Registered Nurse
Oncology Nursing Certification preferred