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Registered Nurse Navigator, Cancer Care

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

Provide specialized assistance to Veterans, families, and caregivers to assist in overcoming barriers to receiving care and facilitating timely access to clinical services and resources. Navigation processes encompass all phases of the cancer continuum. Review electronic medical portal and manage Secondary Authorization Request for NON-VA Community Care. Responsible for electronic/CPRS and verbal hand off to Consult Management for any veteran who is to receive all cancer care in the community. Facilitate obtaining outside pathology reports and slides/tissue as indicated. Assess Veterans' understanding of the disease process and treatment options required for informed decisions. Provide and reinforce education in all phases of cancer continuum. Conduct Community Needs Assessments (CNA) to determine and address health care disparities and barriers to cancer care. Utilize the CNA to identity barriers to cancer care Veteran navigation, health disparities, and make recommendations to the Cancer Care Committee to improve the navigation process to overcome barriers and to continually improve upon the quality of Veteran navigation. Conduct Psychosocial Distress Screening to identity psychological, social, financial, and behavioral issues that may interfere with a Veteran's treatment plan and adversely affect treatment outcomes, and provide Veterans identified with distress the appropriate referral for psychosocial needs. Review and discuss Psychosocial Distress Screening results with Veterans face-to-face at pivotal medical visit. Provide specialized nursing care of Veterans with cancer who are in active cancer treatment. Disseminate and discuss a Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) to Veterans who have completed cancer treatment in the Commission on Cancer Care's required time period. Provide comprehensive documentation of Veteran encounters, services, and referrals. Utilize and update the Oncology navigation patient tracking system. TOUR OF DUTY: (Days - 0, Evenings, & As Patient Care Dictates) This is a BARGAINING unit position. Functional Statement Title: Registered Nurse - Cancer Care Nurse Navigator (Functional statement is available for review in the Human Resource Office) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives ARE NOT authorized for this position Position is open until filled: Cut-off for certificate issuance will be every 15 business days.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, New Orleans , Registered Nurse Navigator, Cancer Care, Healthcare , New Orleans, Louisiana

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