RN Oncology Patient Navigator Full Time Rotate
Company: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: November 28, 2019
*** 25K 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
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
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
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
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
Demonstrates Clinical Competence and Leadership Skills
Demonstrated ability to present self in positive and professional
Required: BSN/MSN, 2-5 years related work experience in Oncology
Required: Computer skills to include: EMR (Cerner), Microsoft
Office and Web Based Applications
Preferred: Nurse Navigator experience
Primary Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Facility: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an
applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status
or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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