Nurse Navigator, Ourisman Breast Health Center
Ab out MedStar Georgetown University Hospital: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, DC Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personaliscaring for the whole personMedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment. MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. General Summary of Position: Responsible for the coordination of patient care across the continuum of oncologic care for breast patients. Educates/provides information, supports patients, and facilitates treatment plans. Functions as a patient advocate, guides patients and families throughout cancer care and survivorship experience. These functions are performed in accordance all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Qualifications: EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Bachelors degree in nursing required. Masters of Science in Nursing preferred. LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Licensure as a RN in the District of Columbia. Oncology nurse certification preferred. EXPERIENCE:4-5 years of clinical nursing experience in oncology required. Experience with surgical oncology, inpatient/outpatient/community oncology services preferred. Must have clinical maturity and experience, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of health care providers. Effective oral and written communication skills required. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Position requires a high level of advocacy and problem-solving ability. Ability to multitask and organize advocacy and support for a large and varied group of cancer patients and their families. Knowledge of community resources helpful. Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Obtains baseline assessment of patients used for the development of an individualized plan of care. Works with the interdisciplinary team throughout the continuum of oncology care to facilitate diagnostic testing and treatment. Provides patient and family education specific to disease process and treatment. Functions as a resource in the provision of community care and outreach. Functions as a liaison between patients, families, health care team and community resources. Advocates identifying and eliminating barriers to care. Handles referral calls to ensure streamlined access to care. Ensures patient referral process for specialty services is coordinated, anticipating patient and family needs throughout the process. Specialty services include but are not limited to surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, inpatient services, rehabilitation services, home health, psychosocial and spiritual care. Monitors patient outcomes and participates in quality improvement activities. Contributes to the development of clinical guidelines, policies and procedures related to role. Maintains knowledge of clinical trials and facilitates patient participation in research. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.