RN, Patient Navigator- Thoracic
*This position will be working in the Thoracic department.***
WE Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care ®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day is purposeful. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.
The Best Place to Work
We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and has received numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.
A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development
CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. Imagine accessing your own personal health coach! We also provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth,it is a point of pride. Those are just a few of the ways we empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care that we call the Mother Standard®.
The RN Patient Navigator functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team as an advocate and educator for patients from the initial phone assessment throughout the continuum of care, including diagnostic studies, diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment and survivorship. The RN Patient Navigator coordinates the new patient interview process, provides clinical assessment services to referral sources, families and patients to determine the appropriateness of evaluation and treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The Navigator assesses for special travel and medical needs. Builds a relationship with patients and physicians to coordinate a plan of care including appointments, education, provision and/or enablement of support services and representation within the multidisciplinary care environment. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources to achieve efficient, high quality outcomes for each cancer patient including support for interdisciplinary and cross facility collaboration. Ensures appropriate coordination of care between the patient, family, the multidisciplinary team members and outside agencies to ensure continuity of care and optimal clinical outcomes and resource management. The RN Patient Navigator acts as an advocate and point of contact for the patient and caregiver to ensure appropriate management of the patient’s healthcare needs, providing expertise in disease and symptom management to the patient while at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and at home.
Key Position Qualifications
- Current RN licensure for the state from an accredited college
- BLS/CPR certified
- BSN in Nursing
- Oncology experience preferred
- OCN certification preferred
- Case Management certification preferred
- 3 years clinical oncology experience
- 1 year experience in Case Management and/or similar role preferred
- Current ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy provider certification or attain during orientation
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Must possess the ability to utilize a clinical reasoning process for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the plan of care while ensuring that coordination of services are done in a timely manner.
- Demonstrates sound knowledge and actions in the care and decision making for designated patient populations and seeks guidance appropriately.
- Possesses a working knowledge and familiarity with RMS, SCM, Adobe, Word, Excel software packages.
Beyond The Resume, What We Look For
We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. We are fighters at heart and we look for people who delight in serving patients. The power, determination and beauty of the human spirit will enrich and energize you. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.
All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in all its forms.