UnityPoint Health Rn Nurse Navigator in Muscatine, Iowa

The oncology nurse navigator is a professional whose clinical nursing expertise guides patients, families and their caregivers to informed decision-making. The oncology nurse navigator is responsible for coordinating the care and services of the identified oncology patient population across the continuum of care; promoting effective resource utilization; assuming a leadership role within the multidisciplinary team to achieve an optimal clinical outcome; overcoming fragmentation of healthcare services.

Care Coordination

  • Facilitates the coordination of patient care services to assure excellence in patient care and patient flow

  • Participates in screening processes to identify appropriate clients for cancer coordination and coordinates access to cancer services

  • Follows patient through care continuum/experience, eliminating barriers to services

  • Works closely with other healthcare disciplines to ensure timely appointments, results reporting, financial need referrals, communication, patient care and follow-up, makes referrals as needed to other health professionals and community agencies

  • Provides relevant patient/family education as requested. This may include counseling, health education, and patient advocacy

  • Serves as a resource to medical center staff in the provision of care for the oncology patient

  • Facilitates weekly care coordination conferences with appropriate team members

Patient Education & Community Outreach

  • Participates in educational activities directed at community education and support

  • Collaborates with other health care providers in developing, implementing and evaluating educational materials for patients and their families

  • Provides appropriate education for the client, the family, health care team and community support systems regarding cancer care including pre-op and post-op care

  • Facilitates relationships between physicians, vendors, departments and the oncology program

  • Participates in professional organizations related to oncology

Data Collection, Documentation & Reporting

  • Ensures accurate and timely data collection and entry into patient data base

  • Documents patient interactions into patient chart

  • Reports outcomes and participates in quality improvement activities

  • Consistently conforms to high standards of practice

  • Ensures and enhances facility, safety and regulatory outcomes by maintaining compliance with applicable laws, regulations and accrediting agencies

Education: Graduate of an accredited program in professional nursing. Registered Nurse. BSN or Master’s preferred

Experience: Demonstrated competence of three years of acute care or specialty nursing experience. Demonstrated competence of five years of nursing experience. Medical or Surgical oncology and/or general oncology experience preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s): Registered Nurse. Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Nurse Navigation certificate perferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of acute care or specialty nursing. Care coordination or nurse navigation preferred.

Physical Requirements

Talk/Hear (communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information)

See (defect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, assess)

Stand or Sit (stationary position)

Walk (move, traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance (ascent/descent, work stop, traverse)


Lifting Requirements

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Requisition ID: 2018-53649

Street: 1518 Mulberry Ave

Name: 6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity

Name: Oncology Administration

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org