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RN ONCOLOGY NURSE NAVIGATOR - PATIENT NAVIGATION PROGRAM

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Job Description:

RNOncology Nurse Navigator for the Patient Navigation ProgramPatient & Family Resource CenterThis is an Exempt (salaried) position. HoursareMonday-Friday,8:30-5:00The Oncology Nurse Navigator will oversee and coordinate the clinical and administrative components of the volunteer patient navigation program within the N.C. Cancer Hospital while integrating all oncology volunteer roles into a comprehensive and robust volunteer cancer support program in partnership with the UNC Hospitals Volunteer Association.The Nurse Navigator will:Define the mission, vision, goals, and standards of practice for the volunteer patient navigation program and the oncology volunteer program at-large.Establish clearly defined competencies for patient navigator recruitment, training, program development and evaluation to build a strong foundation for the patient navigation teams effectiveness.Provide comprehensive training to patient navigators on identifying and overcoming non-clinical barriers to care, experienced by patients/families of all sociocultural and economic levels.Develop clear and compelling program objectives with well-defined metrics for measuring and evaluating patient navigation outcomes.Be a champion for the volunteer patient navigator and successfully integrate the role within all multidisciplinary oncology clinical care teams.Serve as a consultant for the patient navigators to educate and problem-solve across all cancer diagnoses.Establish evidence-based practice and monitor the scope of practice for the different patient navigator roles.Develop collaborative relationships with all cancer support stakeholders within UNC Health Care and our N.C. communities and serve as the key liaison for the UNC volunteer patient navigation program.This position requires a passion for improving oncology patient support utilizing a trained volunteer team committed to the same mission. The Oncology Nurse Navigator-Patient Navigation Program incorporates her/his oncology nursing experience with an expansive knowledge of cancer resources to train and develop compassionate and knowledgeable patient navigators to improve the outcomes and quality of life for UNC patients, families and caregivers living with the everyday challenges of a cancer diagnosis.Strong communication and problem solving skills are necessary and program development and quality improvement experience are a plus. Previous oncology navigation experience a plus. Must be comfortable with relating, collaborating and supervising both student and community volunteers.

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , RN ONCOLOGY NURSE NAVIGATOR - PATIENT NAVIGATION PROGRAM, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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