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Nurse Navigator (RN) - Cancer Institute (Full-time, 40 hrs/wk)


At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

7672 Oncology Clinical Support

Supervisory Organization

Oncology Clinical Support

Grade

G16

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

Summary

In the setting of the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute's Oncology Clinical Support Services interdisciplinary team, the nurse navigator guides patients through the cancer care trajectory, ensures that all necessary specialty, procedure,  treatment, and supportive appointments occur in a timely fashion, assesses patient's barriers to care, learning needs, coping skills, and provides interventions to resolve issues in these areas. The nurse navigator also leads support groups. disease teams, acts as a liaison with the hospital and community, and participates in impactful project. Generally, the work occurs from Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 5 PM, although there are occasional evening and weekend commitments.

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, healthcare management or related field.
  • Certification in related specialty (location specific) required within 3 years of hire :
    • Oncology Certification issued by  OCN, OBPN or CBCN
    • Heart Failure Certification issued by CHFN
    • Case Management issued by ACMA, CCMC or ANCC
    • Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN)
  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a clinical nurse in related specialty.

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

POSITION SUMMARY: Accountable to provide clinical navigation for identified patients within the Penn Medicine LG Health system. Performs clinical and administrative functions to support the coordination of inpatient and/or outpatient care needs. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in applying nursing theories, evidence based nursing knowledge, problem solving and therapeutic techniques to perform professional nursing duties safely, legally, ethically, efficiently and effectively.
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology of specific disease processes and understands treatment modalities and rationale such as: surgery, therapy, symptom management, diet and self-care strategies, survivorship, surveillance and advanced care planning.
  • Understand and apply current clinical guidelines in implementing a treatment plan.
  • Manage physical, mental, psychological and/or spiritual well-being while working with the patient to develop a treatment plan and contribute to its implementation and evaluation.

  • Provide continuity of care throughout the entire experience. Remain a point of contact for the patient along the continuum of care:
  • Respond appropriately to instances of unsafe practice to safeguard the patient’s health;
  • Maintain an environment conducive to health and healing including infection control;
  • Provides referrals to supportive resources at local, regional and national levels;
  • Provides treatment summaries and care plans for patients after receiving treatment.

  • Provides education to patient/caregiver on items such as: disease/symptom management, medication purpose and side effects, diet, rehabilitation and when to notify the healthcare provider. 
  • Assess the health needs of the patient using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework including self-determined health goals and develop a plan of care for the patient based on his or her own personal needs.  
  • Participates in related national and local professional nursing organizations, reviews literature and assess trends in patient care needs and development of services and resources to meet these needs.  
  • Performs nursing techniques proficiently by maintaining accurate documentation, using appropriate channels of referral and working effectively with other health care team members.

  • Assessment of patient’s ability to navigate through the healthcare system and identify potential barriers.  Guide patient through the healthcare system including:
  • Appropriate referrals to nutrition support, social work, financial counseling, psychology, rehab and/or palliative care.
  • Ability to communicate among specialty practices with the healthcare organization- build relationship with physicians and  staff.
  • Screen and inform patients who may be eligible for clinical trials for advancement of practice.
  • Advocate and facilitate access to the appropriate services to individuals with disabilities and advocate for equal access for all patients regardless of financial status.
  • Advocate for the patient’s right to autonomy and an informed decision making process.  

  • Identify and implement methodologies for continuous quality improvement within the service line and support disease specific performance improvement initiatives.
  • Actively engage and participate in community outreach, education and supportive services programs, including appropriate screening programs or educational and health awareness promotion activities.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Participate in related committees, multidisciplinary boards and/or service line activities as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, healthcare management or related field.
  • Certification in related specialty (location specific) required within 3 years of hire :
    • Oncology Certification issued by  OCN, OBPN or CBCN
    • Heart Failure Certification issued by CHFN
    • Case Management issued by ACMA, CCMC or ANCC
    • Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN)
  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a clinical nurse in related specialty.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five (5) or more years of experience as a clinical nurse in related specialty.
  • Masters of Science Degree Nursing (MSN).
  • Experience in care coordination and patient education.

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Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

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CAMPUS Full Time Posted on 06/02/2021