The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Navigator is a member of the multidisciplinary Hematology/Oncology Healthcare Team, and adheres to established policies, standards of care/evidenced based practice, demonstrates leadership in developing programs which will improve the delivery of nursing care. He/she has substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for the coordination of clinical care to Veterans with complex healthcare needs as it relates to their hematology/oncology diagnosis The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Navigator provides direct and indirect nursing care in a self-directed manner to Veterans and families, coordinating care for Veterans requiring oncological evaluation and management and/or survivorship services. He/she is accountable for adhering to established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice related to the provision of care which support the optimum level of wellness for the Veteran and families. The incumbent is actively involved in the Veteran's plan of care in maintaining or restoring their functional capacity by evaluating and/or recommending case management, rehabilitative, therapeutic activities, and exercises based on the medical and social history of the patient. He/she assesses, plans, implements, navigates, and evaluates care based on age-specific components, assuming the responsibility for the coordination of care focused on the patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. The duties of the RN - Hematology/Oncology Nurse Navigator include but are not limited to- Demonstrates clinical competence in hematology/oncology nursing specialized competencies. Serves as an expert resource in clinical hematology/oncology nursing for staff, Veterans, and families. Consistently conducts self in a manner that demonstrates adherence to standards of professional practice and patient care. Provides leadership by directing others in responding appropriately to unexpected situations. Serves as patient advocate and direct liaison with physician and other healthcare providers, such as radiology, pathology, and surgical services, including unique VA healthcare system benefits Active involvement in hematology/oncology clinics, participates in new consults with physicians and education as indicated for diagnostic procedures and treatment plan Anticipates, identifies, and helps patients to overcome barriers within the VA healthcare system Contributes to the management of program resources to facilitate continuity of care of the Veteran within the healthcare facility and community resources Demonstrates ability to work effectively with patients, significant others, professional and supportive personnel who provide patient/supportive care, initiating/requesting additional support from any team provider for optimal quality care Assumes leadership role in identifying policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and protocols requiring review or revision Assists individuals and families in developing problem-solving abilities regarding health care and use of appropriate community health resources. Collaborates with peers, physicians, and other health care providers in management and coordination of health care needs of the client Work Schedule: M-F 8am-4:30pm with possibility for off tour Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. :Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.