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Oncology Nurse Navigator

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Marian Regional Medical Center , located in Santa Maria, CA, is nationally ranked among the top 10% in the nation for safety core measures in Cardiac Services and has the only comprehensive Cancer treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco. In April 2012, Marian opened its doors to a brand new state-of-the-art facility which houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day. Marian's new hospital includes 191 beds, expanded and enhanced Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, NICU and women's services. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care. Responsibilities About This Position The Oncology Program Nurse is responsible for the implementation of a wide variety of Cancer Center activities and projects. Additionally, this position provides support for all cancer care activities in the Marian Cancer Program. Acts as a primary resource for education, personal counseling, advocacy, and problem solving for any patient, family member, or staff member, that requests assistance. Upholds and applies standards established by the American College of Surgeons to ensure continued accreditation as a Community Cancer Center. Utilizes concepts derived from management and communications theory, group dynamics, and counseling methodologies in creating and facilitating programs and projects assigned by the Program Coordinator. These projects may include a variety of therapeutic cancer support groups, professional and community educational presentations (multi-media), a comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter, Community Events (Cancer Screenings, Survivors Day, etc.). Supports quality care by participating and supporting utilization review and quality improvement activities. In the absence of the Oncology Program Manager, provides leadership, and management oversight of the Cancer Center personnel. Due to the nature of the position, the duty hours are variable and occasionally include evening and weekend hours. Has extensive knowledge of oncology nursing principles and practice, and is able to apply these principles in a wide variety of clinical scenarios. Demonstrates a caring compassionate attitude toward others. Consistently relates to patients/visitors empathetically and tactfully. Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and oral; able to adjust to variable audiences and levels of education. Requires minimal supervision; able to work independently, self-motivated. Organizes and prioritizes work efficiently. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others, across all departments. Ability to achieve results for the organization with and through people, utilizing creative and innovative solutions, conflict management and problem-solving skills. Ability to identify patient/family needs and then to coordinate and deploy resources to effectively match those needs. Ability to work on multiple projects at one time. Demonstrates basic computer skills and ability to utilize office programs. Effectively serves as a liaison to community organizations to articulate the mission of the Cancer Program and the core values of MMC. Able and willing to actively participate in process improvement activities. Selection Criteria Requires minimum of 6 years of clinical Medical-Surgical Nursing, including at least 3 years of recent clinical experience in Oncology. Experience with administrative and/or educational nursing role highly desired. Current CPR certification. National Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) is required. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred. Professional and approachable demeanor; readily acts as a role model and staff resource Works under the direction of the standards established by the American College of Surgeons, the accrediting organization for the cancer program. Current California Registered Nurse license. Qualifications Requires minimum of 6 years of clinical Medical-Surgical Nursing, including at least 3 years of recent clinical experience in Oncology. Experience with administrative and/or educational nursing role highly desired. ?Has extensive knowledge of oncology nursing principles and practice, and is able to apply these principles in a wide variety of clinical scenarios. ?Demonstrates a caring compassionate attitude toward others. Consistently relates to patients/visitors empathetically and tactfully. ?Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and oral; able to adjust to variable audiences and levels of education ?Requires minimal supervision; able to work independently, self-motivated ?Organizes and prioritizes work efficiently ?Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others, across all departments ?Ability to achieve results for the organization with and through people, utilizing creative and innovative solutions, conflict management and problem-solving skills. ?Ability to identify patient/family needs and then to coordinate and deploy resources to effectively match those needs. ?Ability to work on multiple projects at one time. ?Demonstrates basic computer skills and ability to utilize office programs. ?Effectively serves as a liaison to community organizations to articulate the mission of the Cancer Program and the core values of MMC. ?Able and willing to actively participate in process improvement activities. ?Professional and approachable demeanor; readily acts as a role model and staff resource ?Works under the direction of the standards established by the American College of Surgeons, the accrediting organization for the cancer program. Current California Registered Nurse license. Connect With Us! Not ready to apply, or can't find a relevant opportunity? to learn more about a career at Dignity Health and experience #humankindness. Equal Opportunity Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please Dignity Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at ************** and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dignity Health participates in E-verify. Job ID 2019-89230 Employment Type Full Time Department Cancer Center Hours / Pay Period 80 Facility Marian Regional Medical Center Shift Day Location SANTA MARIA State/Province CA Standard Hours Monday - Friday 9am -5:30pm Work Schedule 8 Hour

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