Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:
Cancer Nurse Navigator, Registered Nurse (RN), Neuroendocrine Tumor, Full-Time, Day Shift, University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
Our NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to clinical brilliance, scientific discovery, and training the nation's leaders in cancer care is hiring a full-time day shift Cancer Nurse Navigator for the neuroendocrine tumor program at University of Chicago Medicine's main campus in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.
Join one of the nation's most renowned academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in a patient-focused and highly visible role as a Cancer Nurse Navigator within our neuroendocrine program. With over 200 cancer specialists, 400+ leading-edge clinical research trials, and innovative therapies and technology, we're attacking cancer from every angle. Our employees deliver world-class care in an environment where opinions are respected, decision-making is rewarded and multi-disciplinary teamwork is critical to our success. Our staff is encouraged to serve as active participants in every aspect of patient care and service, to make a difference every day in the lives of our patients.
In this role, under the direction of our program leadership and in collaboration with the care team, the Cancer Nurse Navigator serves as clinical liaison and the single point of contact for patients and coordinates the care of patients as they move from initial diagnosis, through survivorship. They help ensure timely delivery of care and eliminate potential barriers, identify resources, and serve to enhance cancer disease management and the patient experience. The Nurse Navigator is responsible for providing education and emotional support to patients and families, in addition to connecting patients with needed community and hospital resources. As an integral member of the oncology team, the Nurse Navigator will communicate any pertinent issues related to the patients' clinical, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial, financial, and other needs to the appropriate clinicians and staff.
Cancer Nurse Navigator Education and Experience Requirements
- Registered Nurse with a current Illinois license.
- Graduate of a National League for Nursing accredited School of Nursing with BSN.
- Minimum of three years clinical experience working as an RN in a medical, radiation, or surgical oncology capacity or as a patient/nurse navigator for within oncology.
- Demonstrated clinical competence in patient care, teaching and management of patients with a cancer diagnosis, and knowledge about clinical aspects of cancer and its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills required, with specific ability to communicate effectively with patients, family members, physicians, advanced practice providers, and other members of the clinical and administrative teams.
- Must have general computer skills and be adaptable to changing working situations and work assignments.
Cancer Nurse Navigator Preferred Requirements
- Oncology Certified Nurse preferred.
- Nurse Navigator Certification (AONN) preferred.
- Familiarity of local, state, and national cancer awareness, education, outreach, and advocacy programs and organizations is preferred.
Located in Historic Hyde Park, UChicago Medicine is a not-for-profit integrated and academic health system of hospital and physician services, providing world class care since 1927. UChicago Medicine operates four hospitals and a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility located within a medical center campus of twenty interconnected buildings, along with several satellite facilities situated throughout Chicago's south suburbs. In addition, Ingalls Memorial Hospital is located outside of the main medical campus in Harvey, IL. Today, UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division, including Ingalls Memorial Hospital encompass over 800 beds and employ nearly 12,000 people, which includes more than 800 attending physicians, 1100 residents and fellows, and 2,600 nurses.
UChicago Medicine's mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. UChicago Medicine has established a market identity “At the Forefront of Medicine”, and has consistently been able to attract a critical mass of talented physicians, healthcare professionals and staff to treat the most complex clinical problems. In recognition of this excellence, U.S. News and World Report rank many of our programs as among the best in the United States.
Why Join Us?
We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion
Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,
University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs
The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.
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