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LVN Patient Navigator - Oncology

Company: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description
Position at Advanced Care Center at Renaissance

Full-Time, Days
DHR Health



POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary purpose of the Patient Navigator, under the direction of the Director, is to be responsible for the following:

  • Providing support and guidance throughout a breast cancer patient's care continuum
  • Assist the patient with navigating through our network of physicians, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, patient-support organizations, and other components of our health care system. -
  • Conduct intake and assessment for target group to determine their psycho-social, housing, and/or resources needed to obtain maximum benefits from all available sources.
  • Receive referrals from providers, patient care coordinators and discharge planners.
  • -Assist the medical team in educating the patient and family on resources available concerning treatment and diagnosis.
  • Ensures that all needs of patients are addressed and fulfill NAPBC and COC accreditation guidelines in a timely manner.
  • Assist patients with external resources.
  • Document every encounter in Cerner EMR.

    POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS :

    • High School graduate/GED certificate or equivalent is required
    • Experience in an acute health care setting and physician office preferred
    • Experience in working on interdisciplinary teams required
    • Patient Navigator Certificate from AONN 1 year from hire date.
    • Staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned area of responsibility
    • Must have a current and valid Texas Driver's license
    • Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas
    • Good organizational skills as well as written and verbal communication are required
    • Ability to read, write and speak English
    • Fluent in speaking and reading Spanish
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
    • Professionalism, good demeanor and presentation required
    • Charismatic, engaging personality with good people skills required

      JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE :

      • Two (2) years' experience working with patients in a health related facility
      • Able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing
      • Good overall clinical skills, ability to work productively and effectively
      • Ability to function well as a member of a multidisciplinary team
      • Actively seeks opportunities for professional growth by attending educational seminars
      • Basic computer knowledge

        POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

        • Initiates communication with patient upon receiving a referral of a patient with cancer or a suspicious finding
        • Develop, coordinate and provide services to patients and families who are faced with social, emotional and situational stressors precipitated by breast cancer.
        • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
        • Promote helping relationships of the patient and family, quality care, cost-effective outcomes and enhance the physical, psychosocial, and vocational health of the patient
        • Assist in planning, program development, community organizing, policy analysis, legislative advocacy, program evaluation, task-oriented group work, community education, human services management, support group, and all other assignments given by Director.
        • Outlines needs and identifies resources to meet those needs
        • Provides patients with education, advocacy, and decision making support related to the impact of medical illness, social needs, functional needs, or financial needs on healing, recovery chronic care, or end of life care
        • Initiates and facilitates groups and works with internal and external resources as to meet the identified patient needs
        • Participates in assigned functions to promote the Advanced Care Center and related services
        • Works and completes survivorship care plans
        • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

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Keywords: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg , LVN Patient Navigator - Oncology, Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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