Nursing Careers at Lifespan

Patient Consultant - Oncology Job

Job Number: RIH17907

Job Title: Per Diem - Patient Consultant Oncology

Department: Infusion Center E Greenwich - 1012433

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

•High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma required.
•Bilingual (Spanish), both oral and written proficiency required.
•Analytical skills in evaluating patients in order to plan and provide patient navigation.
•Ability to communicate effectively (public speaking skills) with diverse audiences including professional staff, patients, community, media, and other service agencies.
•Interpersonal skills to allay anxiety, elicit cooperation, and provide for education of patients/families, and to effectively function as a member of the healthcare team to coordinate and discuss patient needs.
•Strong organizational skills in order to maintain departmental files, records, and statistical data.
•Proficient typing skills in order to prepare a variety of materials.


Bilingual (Spanish), certified interpreter preferred.

One to two years experience working with cancer patients and their families in an informal or formal setting.

Personal, unique understanding of the cancer experience (former cancer patient).

Under the general supervision of the Director, The Comprehensive Cancer Center, and in cooperation with the Medical Director, assists in coordinating patient navigation activities for select at risk individuals with clinically significant cancers. Provides assistance to healthcare consumers (patients, survivors, families, and caregivers) to help them access and then chart a course through the healthcare system and overcome any barriers to quality care. The Patient Consultant is a cancer survivor who functions as a guide to assist patients and their families move through the complexities of the healthcare system.