02 Sep
Treatment Nurse Navigator - Breast Center
Texas, Houston , 77001 Houston USA

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.SummaryThe primary purpose of the Treatment Nurse Navigator position is to coordinate the care needs of assigned patients in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team to ensure high quality care across all care delivery sites. Serves as the point of contact for assigned patients, families, and caregivers.MD Anderson Cancer Center has Treatment Nurse Navigator opportunities in the Breast Center department. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and five years professional oncology nursing or oncology nurse navigation experience.Key FunctionsCare Coordination and CommunicationDevelop relationship with patient after first appointment to establish a consistent point of contact for the patient throughout the treatment phase of their cancer journey.Assess patient, family and caregiver needs post 1 st visit and upon initial encounter to treatment and periodically throughout the full continuum of care, including assessing changes in psychosocial, financial and emotional occurring due to treatment. Perform distress screening and making referrals to appropriate disciplines and documenting accordinglyFollow patient transitions between ambulatory care and inpatient services, collaborating with care management resources in both settings.Coordinate appointments for consults with support services within established service standards, including social workers, dieticians, genetic counselors, therapists, and others as appropriate throughout the treatment journey.Assist the patient with any matters related to treatment goals, advance directives, palliative care, and end-of-life concerns using an ethical framework.Apply knowledge of payer requirements and insurance processes and their impact on referrals and patient care decisions to establish appropriate referrals, as requested or neededPromote collaboration and communication among healthcare team members, other colleagues, and organizations to promote and protect the best interests of patients.Other duties as assigned.EducationProvide education related to oncology diagnosis, treatment, support services and local or national resources.Educate patient, family and caregiver to clinical trials, coordinating with the clinical care team and cancer research team.CommunicationCommunicate any concerns and perform patient follow-up about timely coordination of appointments, tests and procedures to the appropriate scheduling or care team members.Perform outreach efforts across MD Anderson to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key ambulatory and inpatient care team "customers" - faculty, departments, APPs, nursing, case managers, social services, and others.DocumentationDevelop concise patient summaries for use by the care team and document recommendations made utilizing standardized care protocols in accordance with nationally recognized care guidelines.Utilize navigation evidence-based tools developed to assess patient, family and caregiver needs such as pain, fatigue, and performance status.Professional Development and PerformanceParticipate in multidisciplinary tumor conferences and monitor recommendations for appropriateness with NCCN or other national guidelines.Participate in performance improvement activities to enhance the patient, family and/or caregiver experience across the continuum.Complete mandatory training, education and annual core competencies programs as outlined by MD Anderson.Develop knowledge of available local and national resources for patients and families.Adhere to established productivity benchmarks/caseloads expectations and documentation requirements that inform navigation program performance.EDUCATIONRequired: Bachelor's Degree in NursingPreferred: Master's Degree in NursingEXPERIENCERequired: Five years professional oncology nursing or oncology nurse navigation experience. May substitute required degree with an Associate's degree in Nursing and seven years of professional oncology nursing or oncology nurse navigation experiencePreferred: Required degree and certification as an oncology nurse or nurse navigatorLICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONRequired: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN), Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificationPreferred: National certification in OncologyIt is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.htmlAdditional Information

Requisition ID: 161498

Employment Status: Full-Time

Employee Status: Regular

Work Week: Day/Evening, Days

Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,500

Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000

Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,500

FLSA: exempt and eligible for overtime, paid at a time and a half rate

Fund Type: Hard

Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

Pivotal Position: Yes

Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

Science Jobs: No


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