Facilities & Engineering Careers at Lifespan

Patient Navigator Job

Job Number: TMH18299

Job Title: Patient Navigator

Department: Hem Onc Fain 3 - 1102452

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

BSN and BLS required.

Must have current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.

Nursing oncology certification preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages, and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


EXPERIENCE:

Two to three years oncology nursing experience in inpatient, ambulatory, or community nursing required, with case management experience preferred.

Professional and analytical skills in evaluating patients in order to plan and provide patient care and monitor the care management process and treatment plan for each patient.

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 care activities.

Advanced skill in assessment of physical and psychosocial health-illness status of individuals, history taking, and physical assessment.


The Patient Navigator reports to the Director Ambulatory and Cancer Services and is responsible for coordinating patient care activities for select at risk individuals with clinically significant cancers. "Patient navigation" in cancer care refers to the assistance offered 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 navigator is a registered nurse who functions as the guide who will assist patients and their families move through the complexities of the healthcare system.