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RN, Registered Nurse - Patient Navigator - Oncology


CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana


Registered Nurse (RN)


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CHRISTUS Lake Area Hospital-10200


4200 Nelson Rd
Lake Charles, LA  70605


Part Time

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  • Acts as the primary point of contact for cancer patients after initial diagnosis and until patient has sufficient knowledge and resources to self direct care. The Navigator will provide individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers and has responsibility for monitoring, coordinating care and educating cancer patients and families as they move through the CHRISTUS system
  • The Navigator will advocate for patients and their families overcoming healthcare system constraints, facilitating timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care from screening and pre diagnosis of cancer through all phases of the continuum of care into survivorship. The Navigator works closely with department personnel and physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate the patient's plan of care
  • The Navigator will manage the Cancer Patient Coordination utilizing the Rapid Quality Reporting System & NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
  • Tracking goals will center the initial program goals of identifying and tracking patients needing Genetic Counseling and creating awareness with patients that radiation treatment after surgery for breast cancer significantly lowers the risk of recurrence. These goals will change as the program evolves
  • Education/knowledge of general nursing theory, process, and practice
  • Graduate of a Nursing School
  • BS in nursing preferred but not required
  • Must have a current Louisiana Nursing License
  • One year acute care experience preferred
  • Orientation training in specific unit with general knowledge of Nursing principles, procedures, technique of acceptable patient care, and technical vocabulary
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