Job Vacancy Oncology Nurse Navigator Wake Forest Baptist Health

Job title: Oncology Nurse Navigator

Company: Wake Forest Baptist Health

Job description: Job Description:

FLSA Status: Exempt

Original Date: September 2014

Last Revision: June 2023

JOB SUMMARY: Independently plans and provides professional navigation assessment and patient/family education and facilitates ongoing coordination of care for the cancer patient who is in active treatment. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Directs and leads other assigned team members and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to provide age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with nursing standards of care and practice.

Collaborates with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure the quality of care given. Provides navigation for the adolescent, adult or geriatric patient (as defined in the unit scope of care). Plans, implements and measures navigation needs for the designated cancer patient population. Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and if necessary, delegating patient navigation services to a specified group of patients. Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient’s age to ensure that care provided meets the unique, physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. Involves appropriate parties (i.e. patient’s family or guardian, outside agencies) in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of the patient as needed.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from accredited School of Nursing with a BSN required. Two years of oncology nursing required. Patient navigation experience/certification preferred. Additional specialized training and/or certifications in assigned specialty area are required.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Coordinates communication between multidisciplinary team, patient navigators and other healthcare providers, patient and family members. Provides patient/family centered care, acting as partner and adviser, assists and supports patients and families to manage the cancer care, respecting culture and values, individual needs, health goals and treatment preferences.

  • Applies critical reasoning and astute clinical judgment in order to expedite appropriate care and treatment. Collaborates with the health care team, patient, and family in planning patient care to facilitate patient care/outcomes as designated on the interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Facilitates continuity of care using the nursing process, multidisciplinary collaboration, and coordination of appropriate health care services and community resources across the care continuum. Interacts with patients during face-to-face encounters or through a variety of telecommunication strategies, often establishing long-term relationships. Provides the cancer patient and family with education, advocacy and resource support throughout the continuum of care.
  • Focuses on patient safety and quality by applying appropriate nursing interventions, such as identifying and clarifying patient needs, conducting health education, promoting patient advocacy, coordinating nursing and other health services, assisting the patient to navigate the health care system, and evaluating patient outcomes.
  • Documents patient care encounters and communication with healthcare team members as it relates to patient care needs and outcomes. Collaborates with Survivorship Program to facilitate patient transition into survivorship care, including maintenance and completion of the Survivorship Care Plan documentation.

Applies the provisions of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses for professional obligations and the patients entrusted to their care. Demonstrates self-directed learning through completion of any orientation requirements, nursing certification/updates and continuing education programs. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings. Demonstrates the ability to function in a professional setting through active participation in a professional practice model. Includes participating in shared governance, adherence to standards of care, participation in peer review and professional development promoting leadership and clinical excellence, effective team skills,

About Us:

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise and a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will enhance care, transform medical education and create economic opportunity for countless lives in North Carolina and beyond. As a part of that combination, the two health systems will be integrating technology and platforms, including our career sites.

This means that although you are applying on the Wake Forest Baptist Health Career Site, you receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process, and thanks in advance for your flexibility.

About the Team:

Mission, Vision and Culture Commitments


To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all.


To be the first and best choice for care.

Culture Commitments

We create a space where all Belong

We Work as One to make great things happen

We earn Trust in all we do

We Innovate to better the now and create the future

We drive for Excellence – always

Expected salary:

Location: USA

Job date: Sun, 06 Aug 2023 06:53:37 GMT

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