*** 20K Sign On Bonus + Possible Relocation***
As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With 164 beds and hundreds of physicians, Sierra Vista puts advanced technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to deliver quality healthcare to Central Coast residents and visitors. Its distinct, high-level services include neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy), neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics and trauma. Sierra Vista houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the county s designated trauma center. Sierra Vista is recognized as a leader in orthopedics, cancer care and is a Joint Commission accredited primary stroke center. Sierra Vista is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been serving the community since 1959.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
GENERAL DUTIES: The Oncology Nurse Navigator acts as the primary point of contact after initial diagnosis and connects patients with the physician who will provide their initial treatment/care. The Nurse Navigator is responsible for providing education to patients and family members; monitoring and coordinating care with additional healthcare providers throughout the full spectrum, duration, of care, including diagnostic imaging, treatment and survivorship or end-of-life care; providing resources and support services information; and assisting with community outreach and education regarding health and cancer care.
Round daily on newly admitted patients with Oncology as their primary diagnosis.
Provide individualized education or counseling for patient and family prior to discharge.
Initiate post-discharge follow-up phone calls within a set parameter, screening patients for compliance Commission on Cancer (CoC) requirements.
Conduct post-discharge outpatient clinic visits as needed.
Act as a Resource for staff education.
Provide consultation as part of the Palliative Care Team for palliative care initiation and maintenance.
Performs hospital discharge follow-up counseling and education as needed.
The Navigator is to be the point of contact for patients who either self-refer or are referred from another facility for evaluation of a Oncology services and/or radiation oncology services and others services/resources as needed. The primary responsibilities of the navigator is to coordinate, navigate and educate patients in order to facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment course. Works closely with multidisciplinary team.
They will communicate closely with team/clinicians to coordinate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The navigator is integral to ensuring that patients move smoothly along the continuum of care once they have entered our system. The navigator will also be responsible for timely flow of information between the various clinicians involved in the care of the patient.
CA RN License
OCN Certification within 1st year of hire
Extensive oncology nurse experience, preferred as well as CoC accreditation experience
Demonstrates Clinical Competence and Leadership Skills
Demonstrated ability to present self in positive and professional manner
Required: BSN/MSN, 2-5 years related work experience in Oncology Services
Required: Computer skills to include: EMR (Cerner), Microsoft Office and Web Based Applications
Preferred: Nurse Navigator experience
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