Centura Health RN Navigator - Oncology - St Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado

St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 131057_

_Recruiter Contact:_ TabithaValko@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 8681 SAH ONCOLOGY ADMIN*

_Hospital:_* ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CAMPUS*

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

The RN Navigator serves as the primary point of contact and is responsible for coordinating the care and services of the identified patient populations across the continuum of care. The incumbent promotes effective resource utilization and assumes a leadership role within a multidisciplinary team to identify and eliminate barriers to care in order to achieve an optimal clinical outcome for the patients and caregivers.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • High School diploma or GED.

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • 3 years of experience, with one year in specialty.

_License/Certifications_

  • Current state RN license.

  • Current Basic Life Support certification from American Heart Association

  • Certification required within specialty, preferred.

  • ACLS and PALS required (Perioperative only).

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Demonstrates the knowledge, skill and coordination to provide nursing care and guidance to the patient from first contact and throughout the continuum of care.*

  • Guide patients on treatment plans, next steps in appointments (i.e. surgical prep, imaging, labs, tests, which provider to see next, etc.) *

  • Assist with scheduling follow-up appointments and provide information and reminders to patients and physicians offices.*

  • Ensures an extraordinary customer experience. *

  • Track outcomes of referrals and treatments. *

  • Maintain detailed records to measure effectiveness of program and suggest ways to improve throughout the process.*

  • Provides psychosocial support that may include facilitation of support groups.*

  • Develop patient education programs and tools.*

  • Provides formal and informal education to other members of the health care team to achieve desired outcomes.*

  • Coordinates and participates in community education programs, health fairs and local events.*

  • Assists multidisciplinary team in implementing clinical plan of care.*

  • Educates the patient and family on care specific guidelines and treatment options to enable patient-led treatment decisions. Educates and facilitates patient on introduction to program clinical trial information, resource referrals, and counseling.*

  • Advocates for patients and families in preventing/resolving clinical issues; develops supportive unit practices and guidelines.*

  • Develops strong relationships with physicians, their office staff, community resources and healthcare providers to assure effective communication in patient care. Serves as a liaison between clinical specialists, primary care physicians and patients.*

  • Serves on accreditation committees for the specialty of practice. *

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.