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MD Anderson Cancer Center Nurse Navigator - Diagnostic Radiology in Houston, Texas

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Nurse Navigator position is to provide individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome health care system constraints and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care from screening and pre-diagnosis of cancer through placement into appropriate treatment clinics. The Nurse Navigator works closely with physicians and staff in all specialty areas to coordinate the patient's plan of care and communicates with all members of the team on behalf of the patient.

Nurse Navigator opportunity in the Diagnostic Radiology department. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and be a clinical nurse with five years professional nursing experience to include three years oncology nursing or an APRN with two years of experience in an oncology setting.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Works with the breast cancer screening program to identify patients with abnormal screening mammograms who require further workup. Interfaces with outside referring physicians to communicate abnormal screen findings and offer MDACC services for further workup. Assists with triaging such patients to Cancer Prevention Undiagnosed Breast Clinic for further assessment.

Facilitates the entry of patients into the breast cancer program by reviewing breast imaging results and medical history indicative of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.

Develops strong relationships with physicians, their office staff, community resources and healthcare providers to assure that there are multiple options for patient care.

Triages and refers newly diagnosed breast cancer cases to appropriate service for further care coordination.

Obtains medical records, imaging/pathology, and insurance information for various team members to expedite initial consultation.

Actively involves the patient/family in the plan of care and conducts patient/family education as appropriate.

Acts as a resource to facilitate timely breast cancer care.

Develops relationships with all MDACC breast program physicians and serves as a liaison between MDACC physicians and patient's referring physician.

Provides access to community resources and links patients to support services such as: social work, nutrition, psychologist, pastoral care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, financial counseling, integrative medicine, etc.

Assists clinic staff, research nurses, and physicians with accruing eligible cancer patients to clinical trials.

Assists with tracking of metrics and quality indicators for diagnosing and treating cancers promptly and effectively.

Becomes proficient in and utilizes MDACC patient care records for documentation of care. Provides reports and organizes data as requested.

Assumes other leadership roles as required by the center.

Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Preferred: Master's degree in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Five years professional nursing experience to include three years oncology nursing. With preferred degree, two years Advanced Practice Registered Nurse experience in an oncology setting.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 126651

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000

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