Head and Neck Oncology Nurse Navigator

Location
Norfolk, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 14, 2018
Closes
Jan 25, 2019
Ref
118637BR
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Overview:

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is hiring a full time Head and Neck Nurse Navigator in our Cancer Administration Department. The head and neck oncology nurse navigator is a vital role for the Sentara EVMS Comprehensive Head and Neck Center.

Position Overview
  • Responsible for providing patient and family education regarding diagnosis, workup, and treatment plans.
  • Assessing psychosocial needs and assisting with barrier resolution.
  • Responsible for approximately 300 patients per year from diagnosis through the end of treatment.
  • This position is integral in improved patient satisfaction, staff satisfaction, provider satisfaction, reduced length of stay, reduced ED visits and readmissions, and quaternary growth.
Sentara Overview
For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. Our not-for-profit system proudly includes advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice agency, a 3,800-provider medical staff and four medical groups. In addition, we provide medical transport ambulances and Nightingale air ambulance, and we extend health insurance to 445,000 people through Optima Health, our award-winning health plan.
Sentara Benefits
As the third largest employer in Virginia, Sentara Healthcare was named by Forbes Magazine as one of America's best large employers. We offer a variety of amenities to our employees, including, but not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement funds with matching contribution
  • Supplemental insurance policies, including legal, Life Insurance and AD&D among others
  • Work Perks program including discounted movie and theme park tickets among other great deals
  • Opportunities for further advancement within our organization
Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For information about our employee benefits, please visit: https://www.sentaracareers.com/explore-sentara/benefits/

Join our team! We are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development and growth!

Other
BLS (if in a clinical setting).

All Registered Nurses who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to successfully obtain their BSN within 5 years of hire. BSN or MSN preferred.

For Integrated Care Management departments, specialty certification required within one year of eligibility (ACM, CCM, CCCTM or RN-BC). For other service lines, certification based on specialty area required within one year of eligibility.

3 years Case Management experience preferred.

For those in Behavioral Health - Certification in de-escalation training within 15 days of hire and annually.

PACE specific incumbents for this position require a minimum of one year of experience working with the frail or elderly population.

Responsibilities:

Responsible and accountable for the provision and facilitation of comprehensive care coordination services and quality outcomes for patients across the continuum. Promotes effective utilization and monitoring of health services, collaborates and communicates with the healthcare team and patient/caregiver to manage care and transitions. Develops and/or implements a comprehensive care plan based on assessment and evaluation of patient/caregiver needs. Functions in one of the following practice settings: Acute Care, Service Lines, Ambulatory/Community-based, Home Health, and Long Term Care.

Qualifications:

Education Level
RN - Associate's Degree OR
RN - Diploma OR
RN - Bachelor's Level Degree OR
RN - Master's Level Degree

Experience
Required: Nursing - 3 years

Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

License
Required: Registered Nurse

Preferred: Basic Life Support

Skills
Required: Communication, Critical Thinking, Service Orientation

Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

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