The Cancer Nurse Navigator role is intended to guide a patient from diagnosis to end of treatment and continue as a resource post treatment. The Navigator is the liaison between all components of care; providing information seamlessly to the patient/ family, and between care providers in every care setting the patient uses.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:A
Consult with newly diagnosed patients by phone or in person to determine specific needs, determine referrals to care. Build a patient-family centered relationship.
Provide initial physical assessment and assess for barriers to care. Report to team.
Attend provider appointments when required or requested as liaison, reinforcing education and information provided by caregivers.
Develop and deliver a Survivorship Care Plan with treatment summary to patients on conclusion of initial therapy.
Organize Tumor Conference case presentations and present patients for discussion. Follow up as required with patient and providers.
Liaison with Eagle County breast patients to provide resources from local philanthropy groups.
Sustain a patient centered relationship with the patient and family throughout the course of care and into survivorship as needed.
Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Two years of Oncology specific experience in hospital or outpatient clinic preferred.
Two years of experience working directly with patients and providers required.A
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association required.
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)A preferred.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.A
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.