Nurse Navigator Oncology - Adult Gynecology Oncology Clinic
Company: University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hil
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: September 19, 2022
*This position qualifies for our UNC Hospitals RN Incentive
Program, which includes $10,000 for a 3 year commitment. In
addition, this position is also eligible for up to $10,000 in
relocation assistance (based on location) and our employee referral
program. Learn more about our UNC Hospitals RN Incentive Program
RN Oncology Nurse Navigator-Gynecology Cancer Navigation
We are seeking a responsible, self-motivated individual to join our
UNC Cancer team as a Nurse Navigator!
In this role, you will be a vital member of the patients
interdisciplinary team guiding them through their cancer care
This position offers the flexibility of a hybrid schedule
consisting of a combination of remote and in-person
responsibilities. The Nurse Navigator role is a salaried position,
working 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday. As a State employee, this
position offers many appealing State benefits including health &
retirement plans as well as generous PTO accruals.
An experienced RN is needed to facilitate the treatment plan and
help to navigate the oncology patient from diagnosis through
treatment to survivorship or end of life.
An oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a professional Registered
Nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers
individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers as
a guide through the healthcare system.
The navigator provides education and resources to facilitate
informed decision making and timely access to quality health and
psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer
In addition to facilitating timely complex coordination of
appointments, diagnostic testing and procedures, the navigator is
responsible for identifying potential and realized challenges with
care and facilitating referrals as appropriate to mitigate barriers
and expedite the plan of care.
The ONN assesses patients current health practices, identifies
health problems, determines the degree of compliance and problems
complying with the prescribed treatment plan, and provides
By analyzing data from patient interviews, chart reviews, and
physical assessments, the ONN helps to determine individualized
nursing care needs including direct care and referral for
additional departments/physicians for new and ongoing
Navigators must be compassionate while possessing excellent verbal
and written communication, strong organizational/prioritization
skills as well as the ability to work both autonomously and
collaboratively with healthcare teams. Basic working knowledge of
managed care, insurance coverage, procedures, and community
resources is preferred, but can be learned. Prior Epic experience
is helpful, but not required.
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse
employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of
the unique communities we serve.
Each patient has an assigned nurse navigator to oversee their
diagnosis and treatment, help them get their needs met, and serve
as their personal resource. The specific purpose of the nurse
navigator is 1) to expedite and facilitate access to initial and
ongoing care in our system, 2) to personalize the care our patients
receive, 3) to provide a single gateway for our patients to
minimize confusion over communication and 4) to provide a
consistent contact for our patients from diagnosis to survivorship.
The nurse navigator is patient-oriented, not physician or division
specific, and will facilitate care of the patient and family across
the many disciplines and professionals required for their care. The
nurse navigator acts as the liaison for the patient and family
addressing their concerns and questions, and works with program
assistants to arrange their various appointments with their
1. Communication - Nurse Navigators will ensure that there is
continuity of communication between a patient's various care
providers (both within and outside the UNCHCS community)
2. Nurse Navigator Continuing Education
3. Patient Care Duties Interviews patients regarding their current
health practices, identifies health problems, determines the degree
of compliance and problems complying with the prescribed treatment
plan, and documents this information in the patient's chart.
Analyzes data from patient interviews, chart reviews, and physical
assessments to determine patient's nursing care needs including
direct care, referral to other departments. Additional duties
related to coordinating patient care specifically for the cancer
patient. Coordinates scheduling of tests labs, x-rays coordinates
consults. Interacts with referring physician's offices for new and
ongoing patient care issues.
4. Programmatic Leadership
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a state-accredited school
of professional nursing.
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North
Oncology Nursing Certification (ONC) within two (2) years of
employment. (Must maintain ONC credentials throughout
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
Two (2) years of nursing experience and one (1) year related
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Oncology Navigators
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care
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