RN Patient Navigator Nampa Part Time approx 20 hrs per week (4-5 days per week)

Company: Saint Alphonsus

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Job Description Department:
ID110_17013 Cancer Center Administration
Expected Weekly Hours:

Position Purpose:
Delivers the course of care and treatment as determined under the leadership of the Oncology Inter-Disciplinary Team (Oncologists, Specialists, Surgeons, Pathologists, and Radiologists). Navigates the patient's care collaboratively across multiple disciplines, departments and providers within the system to achieve seamless patient care. Includes the assessment and provision of all psychosocial resources necessary to support the patient and his or her family.

Job Description Details:


  • Idaho State Nursing License required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • 3 years experience in Oncology preferred.


  • Meets medical center's Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations across all disciplines of care and professional status.
  • Provides education, emotional support and direction as determined by the physician leadership of the Oncology intra-disciplinary team to specific patients. Communicates and coordinates the plan of care with the patient.
  • Works as the patient's advocate necessitating a seamless continuum of care. Involves family/guardian in plan of care and conducts patient and family education as appropriate. Explores the patient's understanding and knowledge of current health status.
  • Assures patient has full access to all of the services and support resources as needed (i.e., financial advisement, nutrition education, and counseling support).
  • Demonstrates quality management program and/or other process improvement for the Cancer Care Center and participates in quality improvement process initiatives as it relates to this program.
  • Develops standards, policies, procedures and protocols to support the Navigator Program.
  • Performs essential collection and dissemination of information for all financial resources, pre-authorization, clinical trial adherence and grant opportunities as needed by the patient. Works closely with patient accounts to assure accuracy of charges.
  • Participates in data collection to integrate fiscal efficiency with high quality and continuity of care and provides monthly/quarterly statistical data and reports to help identify areas for process improvement.
  • Maintains continuing education necessary to keep competent in current trends of care in the clinical and diagnostic setting. Meets all annual mandatory hospital competencies, as well as the clinical and equipment competency checklists for the position and patient age group.
  • Provides communication to the primary care provider about the patient's plan of care and educates the PCP on the role of the navigator. Keeps the PCP in the loop of the treatment plan and also provides a seamless "hand off" of the patient back into the primary care post treatment.

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