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Nebraska Methodist Health System RN Navigator Oncology Head & Neck Clinic (Days, 40 hrs/wk) in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Purpose of Job

  • Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required.

  • Successful completion of annual mandatory education requirements.

  • Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years Nursing experience required.

  • Previous ambulatory coordination experience required.

  • License/Certifications

  • Current valid Registered Nurse (RN) License, valid compact multi-state license, or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required for work state.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

  • Certification(s) in area of specialty preferred.

  • Oncology Certified nurse (OCN) certification required within five years of hire.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.

  • Ability to learn, retain, and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.

  • Ability to think critically and problem solve.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)

  • Frequent (67%-100%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.

  • Performs an initial and ongoing assessment to determine the patient's needs.

  • Includes data from the patient/significant other(s) in the assessment as appropriate.

  • Prioritizes data collection according to patient's immediate needs.

  • Develops/reviews/revises and individualizes the plan of care to address the patient's nursing care needs for optimum patient care outcomes. (Consultation and resources, nurses as teachers.)

  • Collaborates with providers and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.

  • Provides teaching specific to the patient.

  • Care plan reflects continuing care needs and/or referrals.

  • Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner (Professional Models of Care).

  • Is familiar with, and follows, nursing protocols and standards of care.

  • Uses current knowledge in nursing practice based on standards and research literature.

  • Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety (autonomy).

  • Able to competently perform technical skills independently.

  • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.

  • Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.

  • Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.

  • Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission. (Quality Improvement, Image of Nursing, Interdisciplinary Relationships, Professional Development, community and the healthcare organization.)

  • Communicates effectively to solve problems at the personal and unit level.

  • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, ancillary staff, patients and family.

  • Takes pride in the unit by active participation in restocking and maintaining a clean environment.

  • Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.

  • Maintains competence in area of experience.

  • Participates in meetings and/or committees as needed to assist in decisions effecting area/unit or organization.

  • Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or staff/employees. (Quality of Care)

  • Completes appropriate report form for a risk (e.g., variance/incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).

  • Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.

  • Works within the scope of practice as defined by Nurse Practice Act.

  • Fiscally accountable.

  • Acts professionally responsible for human and other resources.

  • Charges accurately for use of supplies and equipment according to policy.

  • Guides patients, families and their caregivers to informed decision-making by collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to support optimal patient care across the continuum.

  • Facilitates planning and provides education to patients and families about their individual diagnosis and treatment options.

  • Supports and navigates each patient through treatment by reinforcing education and coordinating information and care with a team of physicians and allied healthcare professionals.

  • Participates in treatment planning conferences with physicians, nurses, and allied health care professionals to discuss and determine the best treatment plan for each newly diagnosed patient with cancer.

  • Refers patients to appropriate support programs and resources within the center and community.

  • Teaches patients and families about prevention, screening guidelines, diagnosis, treatment options and the importance of early detection.

  • Facilitates education and participation in clinical research trials as appropriate.

  • Assists with the development of an ongoing survivorship plan.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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