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Registered Nurse (RN) - Breast Health Navigator

Company: The South Bend Clinic
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:
-POSITION: RN Breast Health Navigator -DEPARTMENT: Imaging Services -REPORTS TO: Imaging Services Manager -REVIEWED BY: Executive Director of Imaging Services -STATUS: Exempt -REVIEW CATEGORY: Professional -REVISION DATE: 1/28/2022 -SUPERCEDES: N/A -POSITION SUMMARY: The Breast Navigator functions as a main clinical resource for South Bend Clinic patients. This role takes a lead role in coordinating a multidisciplinary approach to planning and providing care following a breast cancer diagnosis, navigating patients through the Breast Program and other departments including Radiology, OBGYNE, Pathology, Surgery, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology to ensure that their needs and concerns are addressed. The Breast Navigator standardizes workflows between the Radiology Associates, Radiologists and referring physicians to ensure ease of referral process and timely follow-up for all breast program patients. This role also entails community outreach and education regarding breast health. -POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None -ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Screening and Planning: 40%Implements risk assessments and healthcare pathways for the breast program based on the developmental stages of the patient. Involves family/significant others in plan of care and conducts patient and family education as appropriate, considering the developmental needs of the patient. Acts as a resource to interdisciplinary staff in the care of Breast Program patientsDelivery of patient care including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient outcomesProvides support, education, referrals, coordination of care and other assistance during the diagnosis and treatment planning stages Serves as point of contact for Oncology and Surgery2. Care Coordination: 40%Facilitates the entry of patients into the Breast Program and coordinates their care. Follows the patient throughout the continuum of breast care services. Monitors healthcare pathways with care teams and intervenes when necessaryCoordinates patient care, and acts as a liaison between physicians, i.e. radiologists, primary care physicians, general surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, plastic surgeons, and radiation oncologists who provide care for the Breast Program patients. S/he provides information and support to those patients facing the reality of a breast cancer diagnosis and path forward related to treatment options, social-emotional supports, access to integrative therapies, and other resources, providing continuity throughout treatment and into survivorshipCollaborates with medical, nursing and mammography staff in data collection and statistical activities to facilitate problem identification and resolution to improve quality of patient care3. Leadership: 20%Assists with implementation of policies and programsServes as a resource for staffEffectively communicates with medical, clinical, and administrative staff to ensure efficient operation of the departmentEffectively communicates with physicians and visitorsMay be required to occasionally attend work events on evenings or weekendsAssumes responsibility for own professional growth by attending continuing education classes, seminars and reading professional journals4. Exhibits computer systems knowledge and proficiency as necessary to perform job functions.5. Demonstrates the attitudes and behaviors of the South Bend Clinic's Service Standards.6. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines set forth in Clinic policies and procedures.7. Performs other duties as assigned when appropriate. -POSITION REQUIREMENTSEducation/Certification/License: Associate Degree or higher is required. Current RN license to practice professional nursing in Indiana.Oncology experience with certification preferredBreast Care certification preferredBLS preferred -Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Five (5) years nursing experience required Ability to provide order and structure to daily processes and work environment and demonstrates good organizational skills, and ability to prioritize daily workCommunication skills which excel in ability to interact with and relate to, people of varying educational levels and backgrounds, conveying information clearly and succinctly, applying listening, tact, responsiveness, empathy, and confidentiality. Effective in communicating verbally with other staff and departments related to all aspects for patients across the continuum of careEffective skillset in identifying and analyzing problemsAbility to pay attention to detail and thorough in completing tasksProven teamwork strength displaying ability be able to get along with others, work as part of a team, accept constructive criticism, adapt behaviors quickly, and consistently follow and apply work rules. Works effectively with others to accomplish objectives and goals. Willingly aid others when the need arises. Fosters teamwork and positive rapport within all departments to maximize achievement of goalsStrong computer proficiency and ability to learn and become proficient in Nextgen as well as have basic knowledge of Microsoft office applications, i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. -Special Demands/Requirements:None -ADA JOB REQUIREMENTS: -Physical Demands:Crouching/Walking/Hearing/Grasping/Repetitive Motions/Stooping/Reaching/Pulling/Feeling/Kneeling/Standing/Lifting/Talking -Physical Requirements:Heavy Work- Exerting up to 100lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 50lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects. - -Visual Acuity:Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading. -Environmental Conditions:The worker is subject to hazards including moving mechanical parts, electricity, high places, or chemicals.

Keywords: The South Bend Clinic, Mishawaka , Registered Nurse (RN) - Breast Health Navigator, Healthcare , Mishawaka, Indiana

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