Sep 09, 2021

Patient Navigator

  • CarolinaEast Health System
  • New Bern, NC, USA

Job Description

About CarolinaEast Medical Center

CarolinaEast Health System is dedicated to quality and compassionate care across the Coastal Carolina region. The flagship of the health system is a 350 bed full service medical center housing a complete complement of inpatient and outpatient services with the latest technology. CarolinaEast Health System employs 2,500 dedicated team members. We have physician practices in various specialties spanning four counties. Our employees create a culture of excellence that connects our patients to the same level of care that is usually found at larger medical centers while maintaining a friendly, community feel throughout our facilities. CarolinaEast offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees as well as benefits to part time plus and part time employees.

We believe that everyone deserves excellent cancer care close to home. At the SECU Comprehensive Cancer Center at CarolinaEast Medical Center, patients get access to advanced treatments and facilities. Experience world-class healthcare right here in coastal Carolina.

From prevention to treatment, and survivorship, we offer cancer care for every stage of our patient’s journey. Our cancer treatment services in New Bern, NC are a comprehensive community cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Job Summary:The Oncology Patient Navigator functions within the Radiation Oncology department. They are part of the multi-disciplinary team as an advocate, interpreter, educator, and counselor for oncology patients. He/She will coordinate the complex management of patients at various stages of their diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up, collaborating with all disciplines involved in the patient’s car, to assure timely progress toward the best clinical outcome in the most effective manner. The Navigator will coordinate services, facilitate necessary appointments and counseling. The Navigator will serve as a clinical resource with expertise in oncology care management and will serve as a liaison throughout the facility and in the community regarding services provided for this unique patient population. He/she will provide expert nursing care, which includes: direct clinical practice, consultation, education, and research.

Minimum Requirements:Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred. Oncology Nursing Certification preferred. Minimum 3 years of acute care nursing experiences with two years of experience in the area of oncology. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers. Effective oral and written communication skills required. Ability to think and plan independently and to work in an unstructured environment.