Patient Navigator - Cancer Care

  • MaineHealth
  • Rockport, ME, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary
    • The Oncology Patient Navigator will guide patients through the care continuum, establishing contact with recurrent and newly diagnosed cancer patients and/or family member, or caregiver. The Patient Navigator will understand the clinical pathways established by the PBMC Oncology Program and will direct the patients to health care services within the organization, at outside facilities, and within the community for timely diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The Patient Navigator will actively identify and address barriers to care that might keep the patient from receiving timely and appropriate treatment for their cancer diagnosis. The Patient Navigator will connect patients with resources, health care and support services in their communities and assist the patient and oncology physicians in the transition from active treatment to survivorship. The Patient Navigator will work closely with the PBMC Oncology Program and community based service providers (i.e. ACS) to identify and address community needs for cancer screening services and education regarding cancer prevention and early detection. The Patient Navigator will be responsible for ongoing evaluation and quality improvement of the Navigator Program and with support from the Oncology program and provide supporting data for quality initiatives. The Oncology Patient Navigator would participate in Maine Health Cancer Care Network navigator committee, work groups, etc. to maintain best practice.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine, or Licensed Social Worker (LMSW or LCSW). Oncology Certification or defined process for achievement of certification required. (OCN or AOSW).
    • Experience: Experience working in medical settings and interacting collaboratively with medical teams. Experience working with oncology patients and families preferred. Experience in community outreach is desirable.
    • Computer proficiency.
    • Demonstrated competency in applying evidence based knowledge, theory, practices, principles, and processes of professional nursing.
    • Compassionate, articulate and patient
    • Knowledgeable about the breadth and accessibility of community resources.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Ability to build and maintain solid interdepartmental relationships.
    • Strong problem solving and advocacy skills.
    • Ability to prioritize workload, handle multiple tasks and to work independently with limited supervision.
    • Ability to identify potential crisis situations involving patients and/or families and to initiate appropriate action.

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

  • Rockport, ME
  •  Pen Bay Medical Center
  •  Full Time - Day Shift
  •  Nursing
  • Req #: 133606

Specialty

Cancer Registrar