Nurse Navigator Oncology (Cancer Program) - Plainsboro, NJ - Full Time (Day Shift)
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
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Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a full time RN to work as a Nurse Navigator within the Cancer Program.
The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) provides care coordination to cancer patients with the goal of overcoming potential or realized barriers to care, providing education and resources to facilitate timely delivery of services and psychosocial care, and improving patient outcomes. The ONN collaborates with the multidisciplinary team as an advocate, educator, and counselor for UMCPP oncology inpatients and outpatients across the continuum of care and serves as a liaison throughout the facility and in the community regarding services provided for the oncology patient population.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Identifies potential and realized barriers to care (e.g. transportation, child and/or elder care, housing, language,
culture, literacy, role disparity, psychosocial, employment, financial, insurance) facilitating referrals as appropriate to
2. Provides and/or reinforces education to patients, families, and caregivers about diagnosis, treatment options, side
effect management, and post treatment care/survivorship. Collaborates with the survivorship coordinator to provide
3. Tracks metrics and patient outcomes to document and evaluate outcomes of the navigation program.
4. Participates in coordination of the plan of care with the multidisciplinary team promoting timely follow up on treatment
and supportive care recommendations. Acts as a liaison and advocate between patients, families, caregivers, and
providers to optimize patient outcomes.
5. Collaborates with the cancer committee and UMCPP administration to ensure compliance of standard 3.1 American College of Surgeons Commissions on Cancer (ACoS CoC) is fulfilled and maintained.
Bachelor’s Degree required
Master’s Degree (preferred)
Related Work Experience
Minimum of 5-8 of nursing experience required
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements
Current license to practice nursing in State of NJ required
OCN certificationWe believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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