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RN Breast Navigator-BCN - Nurse Navigator

Company: Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

RN Breast Navigator-BCNSummary/Objective

The RN Breast Navigator is responsible for coordinating the provision of patient care services for all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients referred to the Baptist Cancer Network Breast Concierge Program.

Essential Job Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Provides and reinforces education to patients, families, and caregivers about diagnosis, treatment options, post-treatment care and survivorship. Orients and educates patients, families, and caregivers to the Baptist Cancer Network, multidisciplinary team member roles, and available resources. Assesses and updates patient education programs and resource tools as needed.

2. Collaborates and facilitates communication among members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team to prevent fragmented or delayed care that could adversely affect patient outcomes.

3. Facilitates timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expedite the plan of care and to promote continuity of care.

4. Assesses patient needs upon initial encounter and periodically throughout navigation, matching unmet needs with appropriate services and referrals and support services, such as dietitians, providers, social work, genetic counseling, chaplain, clinical trials and financial services

5. Assists with multidisciplinary planning conferences, develop concise patient summaries, and presents case summaries at the multidisciplinary planning conference.

6. Participates in the tracking of metrics and patient outcomes, in collaboration with Director, Clinical Manager and Oncology Informatics Nurse, to document and evaluate outcomes of the Breast Concierge Program.

Core Values: Accountable, Collaborative, Competent, Compassionate, Respectful

1. Responds to all reasonable requests in an appropriate and timely manner and communicates in a concise and effective way with others. Demonstrates flexibility to fluctuating workload and effectively prioritizes assignments.

(Collaborative, Accountable, Competent)

2. Demonstrates Sacred Work philosophy in all work interactions. Exhibits a positive attitude as a Partner in Caring in support of the mission of Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas.

(Compassionate, Respectful, Accountable)

3. Embraces diversity within the work environment and consistently deals with all customers in a friendly and respectful manner. Supports teamwork and cooperation with work partners, volunteers to assist co-workers. (Compassionate, Respectful, Collaborative)

4. Has a wealth of knowledge about all job facets and is considered competent. Understands job responsibilities and is able to deal with multiple competing demands. Accepts liability for errors and makes corrections willingly. Embraces continuous learning.

(Competent, Accountable)

5. Adheres to all policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, confidentiality and corporate compliance, including personal demeanor, appearance and hygiene that are appropriate for the work environment. (Accountable, Competent)

Safe Behaviors

1. Observe and/or listen to achieve detailed results or detect subtle flaws/errors.

2. Continually challenge existing conditions and activities in order to identify discrepancies that might result in error or inappropriate action.

3. Effectively transfer (handoff) essential information (along with authority and responsibility during transitions in care; to include an opportunity to ask questions, clarify and confirm.

4. Successfully work together with peers and management to achieve a desired outcome.

5. Adhere to rules and best practices for safety concerns for patients, staff and yourself.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel and must be able to document in personnel and medical records and file forms in an appropriate manner. Must be able to talk or hear effectively, communicate verbally with Participants and be able to hear or otherwise interpret Participant statements. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, however, in a time of crisis, may need to be able to assist Participants.

Required Education and Experience

Associates Degree

1-3 years of related experience.

Required License/Certifications

Current Texas RN License and Breast Navigation Certification within a year of hire.

Keywords: Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont , RN Breast Navigator-BCN - Nurse Navigator, Healthcare , Beaumont, Texas

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