Oncology Nurse Navigator (GI Program) | MultiD Cancer Coordination Program

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 94930
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: MultiD Cancer Coordination Pgm
Shift/Days: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary

Serves as the oncology patient navigator for a specific disease site. Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team of physicians, allied health providers and administrative support staff to create and implement quality metrics for oncology patients. Organizes and facilitates multidisciplinary tumor conferences and clinics within the organ site group to assure case materials are assembled, patients are scheduled and appropriate patient follow-up occurs. Assures UF Health diagnostic imaging and pathology services are coordinated to deliver diagnostic information to conferences and clinics.

Collaborates with other members of the patient navigator service, including administrative support staff, to assure coverage of all patient care needs. Participates in community outreach and education regarding assigned tumor groups. Supports physicians. Serves as a liaison between internal/referring physicians, other members of the care team and to patients, assuring that the patient's emotional and support needs are addressed and appropriate clinical and administrative information is communicated to the patient in a timely manner. Assures seamless transition of the patient through the care process across multiple departments of the UF Health system.

Assists in identifying and recruiting potentially eligible patients into relevant clinical trials and other programs aimed to reduce health care disparities and improve patient outcomes.

Incumbent is accountable to the Associate Director for Medical Affairs at the UF Health Cancer Center relative to clinical performance, integration with other members of the navigator service and strategic direction.

Collaborates with oncology physician leaders by representing radiation oncology, medical oncology and general surgery and other specialists. Generally, one physician will serve as the primary liaison for the organization and operation of tumor conferences and multidisciplinary clinics. These physician leaders provide input for performance evaluation.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • RN license required.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of hospital clinical experience. Oncology patient experience preferred.
  • Knowledge in medical, surgical and radiation oncology; interpretation of diagnostic and laboratory data; and clinical management of patients preferred.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:

  • Employees in this position will operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose as a "non-frequent driver."

NOTE: A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.


  • Current RN license in the state of Florida required.
  • Current BLS certification required.
  • OCN strongly preferred.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $28.46
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $39.50

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UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

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