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RN, Breast Nurse Navigator for Breast Clinic

Job ID 86541 Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Surgical Oncology Nurse Navigator works with the multi-disciplinary team as an advocate; educator and guide for patients with a cancer diagnosis and their families followed by the Division of Surgical Oncology.  The Nurse Navigator will serve as a clinical resource and liaison across the disciplines for the patient and family.  Must have the ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of patients, family and staff, and be able to serve as an effective member of interdisciplinary team in case conferences and other settings.  Be able to assess and counsel patients and families across the care continuum.

Based on a comprehensive nursing assessment, the navigator participates in planning and implementing clinical initiatives that improve quality, efficiency and cost of care delivery.  The navigator partners with the multidisciplinary team and physician leaders to optimize patient outcomes using evidence-based practices.

  • Collaborates with team members to enhance outcomes across the continuum of care
  • Ensures patients are scheduled in a timely manner and all appropriate documentation is available to develop a surgical plan:
  • Supports the patient and family role in shared decision making;
  • Assesses patients and families for referral to supportive and other resources at Baystate Health and in the community.
  • Assist in the development of clinical care pathways for patients using evidence-based care, while identifying areas for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Acts as the clinical contact person in resolving patient and family related issues as well as provide education to patient/families by identifying their specific needs and treatment options, and is able to direct them to multiple sources of information
  • Participates in community education and awareness campaigns to advance population based health initiatives.

What you will need:

  • Current MA Nursing License and CPR
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • 5 years nursing experience in surgical, OR, PACU, surgical oncology experience strongly preferred
  • Must obtain specialty certification within two years
  • Strong critical thinking, time management, collaboration and communication skills are essential
  • Must have the ability to be self-directed, work independently and as well in team environment.

What you need to know:

  • Department - Surgical Oncology 
  • Hours- Full Time Monday - Friday
  • Location- Wason Avenue- Suite 340 and regional surgical oncology and breast surgery offices as needed.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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