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Oncology Nurse Navigator - 69601

Company: Tuality Healthcare
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Oncology Nurse Navigator is a professional registered nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge, who offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. Using the nursing process, a navigator provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum from prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, end of life care, and bereavement. Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary teams to include physicians from oncology, radiation oncology, specialty providers, and surgeons in the care of this complex patient population throughout the continuum of care and treatment. Key relationships for the oncology navigator are cancer patients and families; physicians; nursing; radiation therapists; social workers, dieticians, pastoral care; hospice services; medical office staff; all entities and departments that provide specialty services for cancer patients; volunteer programs; and community agencies. This position will collaborate with OHSU oncology nurse navigators to develop and monitor standard metrics, identify patient barriers, coordinate smooth transitions of care, and share best practices in patient navigation.


Performed majority of the time:

  • Uses an evidence-based decision making process to determine the patient's priority goals and care activities in relation to:

o Nursing's independent scope of practice (safety, comfort, hygiene, restorative measures, and health promotion).

o The interdisciplinary plan of care.

o Documenting decision making in the patient's plan of care and hand-off communication.

  • Protects and advocates for patient safety, health and wellbeing:

o Communicates and formally reports concerns and/or seeks change where individual or institutional behavior in the practice setting jeopardizes the well-being of patient, families, or team members. (e.g. Patient Safety Net report, chain of command).

o Speaks up and intervenes when an individual's actions or practice is not in alignment with patient safety. The nurse speaks directly to the responsible party, and takes responsibility to support those who identify potentially questionable practice.

  • Keeps the patient as the focus when exercising judgment in accepting responsibilities, seeking consultation, and assigning activities to others who carry out nursing care:

o Assigns or delegates tasks based on the needs and condition of the patient, potential for harm, stability of the patient's condition, complexity of the task, predictability of the outcome, availability to monitor and supervise, and competency of the individual being delegated to.

o Allocates resources based on identified patient and family needs.

o Speaks up immediately about concerns regarding assigned responsibilities.

  • Acts as a patient advocate by partnering with the person, family, significant others, and caregivers, as appropriate, to implement and evaluate the plan of care. Assures that the plan is aligned with the patient's physical, spiritual, and psychosocial goals, initiating changes as appropriate.
  • Delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, privacy, dignity, confidentiality and rights.
  • Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients and families, effectively transfers information about disease, health and recovery, Engages patients and families in decision-making about the plan of care. Evaluates capacity for self-care and addresses concerns about transition to next level of care,

Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job:

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-services and continuing education opportunities.
  • Responds to emergency situations and contact emergency services as directed by physician

Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):

  • Decision impact limited to the employee and the patient.
  • No budget responsibility




  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing. Current RN employees as of 1/27/2020 will be grandfathered back to the previous education requirement at their time of original hire.


  • N/A



  • Minimum two (2) years of oncology nursing experience.


  • N/A

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:


  • Current unencumbered Oregon State RN license.
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS.


  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) certification.

Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:


  • Ability to prioritize and reprioritize quickly
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong oncology knowledge
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing, e-mail
  • Basic knowledge of managed care
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of insurance coverage and procedures
  • Working knowledge of community resources


  • Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Proficient in Epic EMR, spreadsheet and computer applications.


OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different.

We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients.

As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.

Additional Posting Information

Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

Keywords: Tuality Healthcare, Hillsboro , Oncology Nurse Navigator - 69601, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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