||GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The Oncology Nurse Navigator will coordinate and guide patients through the oncology continuum of care, using guidelines developed in conjunction with referring and oncology providers to ensure timely and appropriate care. Will serve as the main point of contact for patients and their families/caregivers throughout their cancer treatment,providing education, assistance with accessing community resources, patient assistance programs and will advocate for patient to ensure optimal patient outcome. Will also participate in multi disciplinary tumor board meetings,service line development and departmental performance improvement activities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other duties as requested by Practice Manager LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse with a valid Maine LicenseAVAILABILITYREQUIREMENTS: Standard daytime hours with flexibility to work extra hours if project requires.EDUCATION SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:1. Registered Nurse with at least 5 years of nursing experience. Licensed at an RN level by State of Maine Board of Nursing 2. Experience in continuing care planning, resource management, or care management desired, 1year prior experience in Oncology required. 3. Oncology Nurse Navigator needs to be professional as well as knowledgeable, responsible and accountable to manage patient care over the continuum and to assist in improving quality, cost and patient/service outcomes. Care manager will be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation process for a select group of patients in the outpatient setting. The care manager needs excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills; as well as computer literacy, including but not limited to the electronic medical record, electronic data entry, retrieval and report generation. Ability to read and speak English fluently. Ability to tolerate extended periods of computer and telephone use. PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:1. Sitting. 4-7 hours/day.2. Standing. 1-3 hours/day.3. Walking. 1-3 hours/day4. Lifting. 25-50 lbs with good body mechanics.5. Twisting. Frequently, 500-1000 or greater twists/day.6. Bending. 1-120 bends hours/day.7. Squatting/Kneeling. 1-3 hours/day.8. Endurance. Moderate energy requirements.9. Wrist Position. Extensive deviation.10. Pinching. Frequent, 500-1000 pinches per day.11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. 3000-4800/day or more.12. Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required.13. Either Handedness. 70%- 100% of job cycle time.14. Both Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time.15. Sight.Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision.16. Hearing.Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).17. Speech.Frequent clear speaking ability required.18. Exposure to Infection. Minimal.ENVIRONMENT FACTORS: 1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 - 80F.2. Noise.Slight, occasionally fairly loud sounds.3. WorkingwithOthers. Close association is frequent and compromises a major portion of the job.4. ConfinedSpacesorCrampedBodyPositions.Work in cramped positions/confined spaces (1-3hours per week).5. BodyInjuries. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury - deep cuts, fractures or permanent disabling injuries.6. MovingObjects. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects.7. ToxicConditions. Slight likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.8. WorkingwithOthers. Great, association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.9. RoleAmbiguity. Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.COGNITIVE:1. Problem-Solving Skills: Frequent problem-solving skills required.2. Judgment/Assessment:Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actions needed.3. Supervision:N/A 4. Reading/Comprehension.Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 12 level ofinstructions.5. Math/Arithmetic:Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, and calculate percentages.EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT:1. ComposureUnderWorkingConditions(including demanding and/or rude residents/staff/visitors). Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relationships with patients, staff, and visitors.2. CopingSkillsforStressesAssociatedwithIllness,Disability,Dyingand/orDeath. Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on a regular basis; may be present at the death bed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:1. Willingness to work cooperatively isnecessary.2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.
- Works closely with Practice Manager, Oncology, Surgical, Pulmonary and Primary Care providers and any other providers involved in the patient's care.
- Work closely with patients/families/caregivers to ensure that patient receives quality oncology care in a timely fashion.
- Works closely with Oncology Medical Director, practice manager and Service Line team members to improve quality of cancer care throughout EMHS system.
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