Oncology Nurse Navigator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-761072
    • Job Location: Portsmouth, NH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 26, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Eligible for a Sign-On Bonus up to $10,000!!!

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is growing! We are currently seeking a 40 hr./5-day Experienced Oncology Nurse in our Portsmouth Clinic. This position will work with physician teams who see a wide variety of Cancers and Blood Disorders in their practice.  Experienced RN’s will be eligible for up to a $10,000 sign-on bonus paid after 90 days of employment. Current and former NECS employees are not eligible for this bonus.

NECS Nurse Navigators use oncology clinical knowledge to offer individualized care to patients, families, and caregivers to help navigate along the health care continuum. The Nurse Navigator provides nursing assessments and the triage of patient care needs over the phone and in the office. Offering advice and counsel to patients as well as advising physicians of patient needs and recommended interventions.   The Nurse Navigator 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 13 Oncologists and hematologists serving the region from 5 different locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be an adult oncology member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative, striving to provide the highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every patient, every day.  

  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 promptly. 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 the life, dignity, and rights of all persons.

Travel: Very Minimal.  

Weekends: Occasional; this position will participate with other nurses navigators in the weekend urgent care coverage rotation. 4 per year.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
  • Licensed Nurse within the state of New Hampshire or a Compact License with the State of Maine is 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and staff
  • Must be detail-oriented, strong follow-up skills, and able to manage multiple priorities.

Benefits

New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package to our employees.  Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Company paid Life Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term disability insurances.  Other benefits include a retirement program, voluntary benefits and a generous Paid Time Off as well as 10 Company paid holidays. Paid membership to SMONS and ONS. 

We support and encourage employees to continue their medical education.  Employees may attend in-services, seminars, professional conventions, or postgraduate seminars (CME Events).  Tuition assistance is available for employees looking to go back to school. 


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.