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.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
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Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $28.46
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $39.50
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Oncology Nurse Navigator I MultiD Cancer Coordination Program
Shift/Days: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours
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