Clinic Oncology Nurse Navigator - Scarborough

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-713506
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 02, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

NECS is currently seeking a full time Clinic Oncology Nurse Navigator in our Scarborough location to help the patients and families navigate along the health care continuum. The Clinic Oncology Nurse Navigator will interact with patients, offer advice and counsel to patients, as well as advise physicians of patient’s needs and recommended interventions. Perform nursing assessments and the triage of patient care needs over the phone and in the office. This position works collaboratively with physicians, APP's, RN peers, Patient Care Coordinators, and other clinical and non-clinical personal within and outside the practice

NECS is a private medical practice composed of 16 Oncologists and hematologists serving the State and region from 4 different locations in Maine. NECS is committed to achieving the best outcome and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as 1 of 10 Oncology Medical Homes in the Nation and the first private practice member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative, NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience for our patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Point of contact for referring physicians, patients, and caregivers to assist with patient scheduling and coordination of care.
  • Assist physicians; conduct patient assessments.
  • Receive patient telephone calls and intervene appropriately for that patient’s specific needs in a timely manner. Alert physician as needed to patient needs that require physician intervention.
  • Follow up with patients as needed by telephone, to ensure compliance with treatment guidelines and to evaluate changing or uncertain clinical situations.
  • Draw blood from ports, central lines, and peripheral IV access. Perform other procedures as needed.
  • Ensures follow-up appointments and tests/procedures are scheduled for patients.
  • Maintain patient care standards and assures that patient care functions, such as assessment, treatment and documentation are completed safely and effectively.
  • Maintain open and effective communication with all physicians, employees and vendors.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team conferences, in-services and continuing education programs, national and regional professional organizations and community sponsored programs specific to Oncology and Hematology.
  • Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice and provide recommendations on practice clinical policies and processes to practice Directors.
  • Coordinate patient care responsibilities within the scope of the practice for licensed and unlicensed health care providers.
  • Demonstrates respect for life, dignity, and rights of all persons.

Travel: Very Minimal. Might need to travel to other locations occasionally, on an as needed basis for coverage.

Weekends: Occasional, these positions will participate with other nurses in the weekend urgent care coverage rotation.

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Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
  • Associated RN - Must be enrolled in a BSN program within 6 months of hire and complete your degree within 4 years of hire. (Tuition reimbursement available per company policy)
  • Licensed Nurse within State of Maine required
  • OCN Certification Preferred
  • Two years of Hematology/Chemotherapy/Oncology nursing experience preferred
  • ONS Chemotherapy & Bio-therapy Certification required or have the ability to get certification within one year of employment.
  • Two - Five years plus nursing professional experience required.
  • Must have strong IV skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff
  • Must be detail oriented, strong follow-up skills, and able to manage multiple priorities.

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Benefits

  • New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and benefits to our employees.  Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Short Term and Long Term disability insurances.  Tuition reimbursement.  Generous Paid Time Off.  Company paid holidays. 401(k).
  • The Practice is committed to helping medical professionals maintain their licenses to practice medicine by providing them with opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education (“CME”). CME benefits may include reimbursement for tuition costs and examination fees; and time off for CME Events and exams.  The company also pays for reasonable travel and lodging if needed for CME Events, registration cost, and meals if needed.
  • Our employees donate 100% of their Friday Jeans Money back to our patients.  When we wear jeans to work on Friday, we agree to donate $2.00 to help those in need.  This money is distributed to the Financial Advocates in our Topsham, Scarborough, and Kennebunk sites, and then changed into gift cards to help our patients with food, gas, and other necessity they may need assistance with.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

New England Cancer Specialists provides equal employment and promotional opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, on the basis of experience, knowledge, training, education, ability to perform the essential functions of a position, and overall performance. All employment and promotional opportunities will be conducted in a lawful basis without regard to an individual’s race, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under Federal, State, or local law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting Human Resources at (207) 303-3372 or email us at jobs@newecs.org.