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Registered Nurse/Oncology
Ref No.: 20-05480
Category: Travel Nursing and Allied
Location: South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Open to 32hrs as well with 4 days/wk 8:30-5 STRONG oncology background nurse Nav job description - chemo is not required for this position The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) uses their oncology-specific clinical knowledge to offer individualized guidance to patients, families and caregivers to foster independence during their complex cancer journey. Using the nursing process, an ONN assesses patient needs and provides education and resources to facilitate appropriate and timely quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum. (ONS definition). The ONN creates an environment of care that is patient-centered and compassionate, inspiring and motivating. Responsibilities PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Participates in day-to-day operations of the program including patient education and call triage Participates in program evaluation and development of strategic goals consistent with DFCI's mission and professional values. Participates in the QA/QI projects for the program. Supports the research activities of the program. Exhibits professional commitment through individual integrity, honesty and accountability to self and others Delivers expert clinical care through evidenced-based practice partnerships with patients, families and colleagues. Patient Navigator Program What are Patient Navigators? Patient Navigators are caring, trained professionals who can help you take care of your health. Patient Navigators are here to listen to your concerns and understand your needs. What do Patient Navigators do? Patient Navigators understand that you may be facing many challenges right now. We can help in many ways. You can work with a Patient Navigator to: • Talk with your health care providers and get answers to your questions • Get the information you need about procedures or treatments • Understand what's happening with your health care so you can make the best decisions • Arrange for tests or other appointments • Find out about resources or services that may help you connect to the health care you need • Feel less worried