Beth Israel Lahey Health Nurse Navigator - Medical Oncology in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Day (United States of America)
Nurse Navigator-Medical Oncology
Responsible for coordinating care for patients for a defined population (for example patients receiving oral chemotherapy), including the evaluation, assessment, scheduling, consultation and treatment of patients in order to implement a seamless progression of care to meet the patient's needs
Provides a welcoming, helpful approach to new MAH patients, promotes positive, professional image
Provide patient/family education regarding chemotherapy/immunotherapy
Coordinate care for patients preparing to start treatment including pre-tx staging, labs, other testing and venous access placement
Collaborate with colleagues within MAH in the care of the medical oncology patients
Support Hematology/Oncology physicians and nurse practitioners with telephone triage, medication Rx renewals and outside lab ordering. In addition, collaborates with physicians and other health care providers to coordinate the care for patients from referral/consultation to discharge /follow up
Place referrals to and collaborate with our community agencies such as VNA, Hospice and other home care agencies Collaborate with and make referrals to specialists including Cardiology, Endocrine, Genetics, Nutrition, Social Work, Physical Therapy and Palliative Care Serves as contact and facilitator to receive consults and patient information Coordinates and insures all patient scheduling including but not limited to consultation, diagnostic and treatment procedures Gathers information for history and physical Performs and documents evaluations and assessments of patient Assists in development of patient/family educational materials Participates in patient rounds and case conferences Updates clinical knowledge and skills through consultation, formal and informal education, and review of literature for self and clinical team Provides leadership for process improvement related to the care of these patients Acts as a liaison between the patients, families, and caregivers and the providers to optimize outcomes Makes and answers patient phone calls, both pre and post treatment/procedure, from patients referring providers, and outside facilities (hospitals, rehabilitation centers, physician offices)
Licensed Nurse in the state of Massachusetts
BLS certification required.
Two years of nursing experience in an oncology setting, preferred but willing to train
ONS Chemotherapy / Biotherapy Certified preferred, or obtained within 2 years of hire
ONC certification preferred or obtained within 2 years of hire.
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