Under the direction of the Manager of Radiation Oncology, the Patient Navigator is responsible for helping patients obtain needed services without undue delay, including cancer prevention, screening, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life needs. The Patient Navigator identifies individuals and groups at risk of encountering obstacles that would cause delays and provides the services necessary to eliminate such obstacles. The Patient Navigator collaborates with the Clinical Social Worker to link patients and families to various forms of support and assistance available at CVMC and in the community. The Patient Navigator works with all aspects of the cancer care program and represents the program with cancer care partners and in the community. The Patient Navigator serves as a resource to all central Vermonters, including those receiving cancer services at facilities other than CVMC. The Patient Navigator provides leadership on the Cancer Committee in the areas of prevention, early detection, and patient navigation. The Patient Navigator provides guidance to the interdisciplinary team to achieve desired clinical, financial and resource outcomes and, in coordination with the Clinical Social Worker, provides consultation to staff, physicians, and community providers regarding psychosocial aspects of care.
- Ability to utilize psychosocial assessment skills in decision-making and recommendations.
- Individual and family support and advocacy
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Proficient use of verbal and written skills
- Ability to participate in community network system
- Contributes to overall trend reporting and data collection for quality management reports
Bachelor’s degree in the health or human services field. RN may be considered.
2-5 years of healthcare-related experience. Fulfills annual hospital mandatory requirements for safety, MSDS, infection control. Demonstrates leadership qualities.