Job Description

Job Title: Nurse Navigator (RN) - Oncology (GI & Thoracic) - TRCC
Job ID: 180000VU
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department:
Location: 2500 W 12th St, Erie PA 16505

Description

Purpose:

Effective January 1, 2019, The Regional Cancer Center medical oncology office will be operated by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. As a result, the office will be staffed by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center employees. 

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring for FLEX Full -Time (2) Nurse Navigator's (RN) to help support the Hamot Medical Oncology office located in Erie, PA. 

These positions will work a FLEX Full Time Daylight schedule Monday through Friday as GI (1) and Thoracic (1) Nurse Navigators.

The incumbent RN will function as a member of an interdisciplinary team, providing expert care related to wellness, prevention, illness and rehabilitation. Functions as an advocate for the patient and their family and acts as a liaison for resources and services. Serves as a clinical resource and consultant to members of the healthcare team and provides staff development. Participates in the evaluation of patient care and specialty services and programs through quality improvement activities.

Responsibilities:
  • Uses all components of the nursing process, to provide comprehensive nursing care, support and education to patients and their families during screening and diagnostic tests, treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation. 
  • Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs. Provides health promotion, disease prevention, and nursing care while cognizant of age, developmental status, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation to individual patients and members of the community. 
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in guiding the patient and family in regard to diagnostic and treatment options. Provides emotional support specialized patient care, support and educational needs. Assumes the role of care coordinator and patient advocate throughout the process. 
  • Provides staff development and serves as a clinical resource and consultant to members of the interdisciplinary team, identifying additional resources as needed.
  • Provides expert knowledge of specialty (i.e. GI, Thoracic, oncology, etc.) issues to health care professionals and patients/families. Works closely with the interdisciplinary team to meet the education and development needs of the professional and ancillary staff. 
  • Coordinates tests, treatments, referrals and appointments as necessary to meet the physical, spiritual and psycho-social needs of the patient and family. Provides clinical support and patient care during procedures. 
  • Participates in the evaluation of patient care and programs through quality improvement activities. Identifies and coordinates performance improvement activities, including monitoring, evaluation, and development of appropriate outcomes; participates in processes to implement change. 
  • Integrates current research findings and technology into practice, performance improvement, and education as appropriate.
  • Assesses and addresses the educational needs of individual patients and members of the community as a whole, in regard to health issues with an emphasis on specialty practice. Participates in the evaluation and development of patient education materials and provides individualized teaching based on needs of the patients and the community.
  • Works as a team member to plan, develop, market and implement community health and wellness educational programming and health care services, with an emphasis on specialty care.
  • Monitors changes in legislation and regulations to assure that effective actions are taken in a timely and consistent manner. Represents hospital in local civic activities and related regional and national functions.
  • Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.

Qualifications

  • RN with Bachelor's Degree preferred/not required
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of current clinical experience (specialty desired/not required depending upon population served i.e. GI, Thoracic, oncology, etc.) 
  • Must be self-directed and possess strong leadership and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and clinical competence in the area of specialty with an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention throughout the life continuum. 
  • Demonstrates ability for high degree of analysis, critical thinking and independent clinical judgment. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC approved national certification preferred. Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.29 to $40.38

Union Position: No

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