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Registered Nurse Pt Navigator Oncology - Tucson, AZ #5580539


Company: Banner Health

Date: 10/12/2018

Category: Business Services / Other

City: Tucson, AZ

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On the forefront of prevention, treatment and research, our oncology services work tirelessly for our patients dealing with all types of cancer. From detection and diagnosis to treatment and bedside care, we work to make our patients’ lives better, empowering them to become cancer survivors.


The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a Center of Excellence. As an NCI-designated and CoC accredited comprehensive cancer center, there is a strong focus on research with the overall mission to prevent and cure cancer.


The GYN Oncology Multidisciplinary Team consists of:


Experienced physicians: These GYN specialists are both surgeons and medical oncologists who treat patients with cancers of the female reproductive system


A Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Team which includes such professionals as Clinical Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Genetic Counselors, Nutritionists, Infusion Nurses, Financial Specialists, Research Support Staff, Medical Assistants, and a Patient Advocate


The Supportive Care for Healing Team which is comprised of specialists in pain and palliative care, psychosocial support, and complementary therapies


And administrative staff who are committed to delivering professional, compassionate care at all touch points throughout the cancer patient’s journey


Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4:30 FT Days!


Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please apply to our New Nurse Experience openings.


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About Banner - University Medical Group


Join our nonprofit faculty practice plan associated with the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson. Our 800-plus clinicians provide primary and specialty care to patients at highly ranked Banner - University Medical Centers and dozens of clinics while providing mentorship to more than 700 residents and fellows. Our practice values and encourages the three-part mission of academic medicine: research, teaching and excellent patient care.


About Banner Health


Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


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Job Summary


This position provides comprehensive care coordination, supporting a holistic and coordinated approach across the continuum of care. This position assists with informed decision-making; collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to allow for timely screening, diagnosis, treatment and increased supportive care throughout the patient experience. This position provides individual assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help identify and overcome barriers which may hinder quality medical and psychosocial patient care.


Essential Functions


  • Assesses the patients plan of care and develops, implements, monitors and documents the utilization of resources and progress of the patient through their care, facilitating options and services to meet the patients health care needs.


  • Evaluates the medical necessity and appropriateness of care, optimizing patient outcomes. Serves as a liaison for referring physicians and assists with scheduling initial tests and consultations.


  • Assists the patient/family through diagnostic services, treatment and care. Coordinates disease care using an interdisciplinary holistic approach, making appropriate referrals and consultations in coordination with physicians and providers.


  • Ensures that the patient and family understand the diagnostic processes, care strategy and recommended actions, and are provided with appropriate information in coordination with physician and health care providers. Responds to patient requests for information regarding the disease process, expected side effects and community resources.


  • Evaluates patients functional abilities and limitations. Determines if intervention is needed. Establishes treatment goals that are functional, measurable, patient related and reflect key limiting factors. Establishes and implements a plan of care to achieve treatment goals. Collaborates with patient and family when setting goal; initiates discharge planning. Recommends additions to or modifications of referring orders.


  • Supports the patient and family during difficult decision-making periods. Assist in coordination of end of life care for patient and family and provides emotional support.


  • Supports process improvement activities for populations of patients to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes. Participates in staff development to maintain current standards of practice and ensure the highest quality of care.


  • Establishes and promotes a collaborative relationship with physicians, payers, and other members of the health care team. Collects and communicates pertinent, timely information to payers and others to fulfill utilization and regulatory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications


Must possess knowledge as normally obtained through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field.


Depending on area of focus, requires a current RN licensure, PT licensure, or OT licensure in the state of practice. BLS certification required.


Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 5 years clinical experience. Requires excellent organizational skills and clinical knowledge regarding specialty care services, as well as care coordination of services, legal and financial aspects of diagnostic services and health services in specialty area. Requires effective communication and writing skills, good time management skills and knowledge of word processing and database software applications. Requires the ability to teach both clinical and non-clinical personnel regarding care and diagnostics services. Also requires a good understanding of process improvement.


Preferred Qualifications


Current certification in specialty area preferred. Prior Case Management experience preferred. Depending on area of focus, experience with mild traumatic brain injury treatment(s), outreach in the community, and research related to mTBI is preferred.


Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


Job Number 228462


Facility Banner--Univ Med Group Tucson


Department Hematology/Oncology-Clinic


Address : Location US-AZ-Tucson


Work Schedule Day


Position Type FT: Full-Time


Posting Category Nursing - Oncology


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