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Nurse - Hematology Oncology Nurse Navigator - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Hematology / Oncology

Company: Corporal Michael J.Crescenz VAMC
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Nurse - Hematology Oncology Nurse Navigator - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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The Hematology Oncology Nurse Navigator functions on the multidisciplinary team as an advocate, educator, and counselor for oncology patients. This individual is responsible for ensuring all adult patients with an oncology diagnosis receive quality and comprehensive services. The nurse navigator will coordinate patient care throughout the continuum in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. The nurse navigator will serve as a clinical resource with expertise in hematology/oncology care management. The incumbent demonstrates leadership in coordinating comprehensive and continuous patient-centered holistic care through active collaboration, communication, and coordination of VA and community-based resources and services. While using the nursing process and evidence-based practice, the individual demonstrates proficient nursing skills and knowledge essential in the management of acute, chronic, and clinically complex outpatients via telephone, secure messaging, and in the Hematology/Oncology clinic.


Some of the major responsibilities for this position include, and are not limited to:

  • Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication and/or prescribed treatment regimes.
  • Communicates with Oncology Care team to achieve appropriate and timely scheduling of consults, diagnostic tests and procedures within the VA health system and through non-VA facilities.
  • Provides reporting, communication and documentation in the computerized patient record system with other members of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
  • Attend Multidisciplinary Tumor boards to discuss new patients and coordinate care with surgeons and radiation oncologists
  • Triages and assesses walk-in patients as necessary.
  • Triages and provides appropriate services to patients who telephone with health concerns.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disease process and therapeutics by recognizing changes in patients status and reports pertinent information to provider
  • Responds to the patient's needs for care, medication, and equipment assisted care


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    Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

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Keywords: Corporal Michael J.Crescenz VAMC, Philadelphia , Nurse - Hematology Oncology Nurse Navigator - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Hematology / Oncology, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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