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Nurse Navigator 8/12/2016

Valley Health System Ridgewood, NJ

Company
Valley Health System
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
6727076
AJE Ref #
575863281
Location
Ridgewood, NJ
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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POSITION SUMMARY:

* The Oncology Nurse Navigator is a professional registered nurse with oncology specific clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. She/he serves as a consistent care coordinator ensuring timely access and seamless coordination of services throughout the continuum of oncology care. The nurse functions as a part of the multidisciplinary team providing medical information, education, and shares knowledge regarding internal and external support services and resources. Will be responsible for facilitating: rapid scheduling, coordination of care across service lines and facilities, and tracking patients to ensure completion of recommended treatment plan and surveillance. Will identify and assist patient and families in eliminating potential barriers to care by identifying and referring to appropriate resources. She/he will serve as a clinical resource with expertise in oncology care management. She/he will serve as a liaison throughout the facility and in the community regarding services provided for this patient population. She/he will be an integral part of, and professional member of, the Interdisciplinary team promoting optimal patient care.

Valley is an equal opportunity employer. Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.