The Oncology Nurse Guide (ONG) uses critical thinking and the nursing process to assess, identify gaps, and meet the needs of the patient/caregiver throughout the cancer continuum. He or she works between the domains of the patient/caregiver and family unit, their primary care and oncology clinical team, and the healthcare delivery system to enhance understanding, improve health, advance treatment, and optimize outcomes. By addressing many of the disparities and social determinants of health associated with cultural and socioeconomic differences, the ONG fosters trust and empowerment within the communities they serve. The ONG adheres to the principles of patient- and family-centered care with the ultimate goal of empowering patients and caregivers through education and support to self-advocate, communicate their needs, and fully engage in their own care.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Communication

The ONG facilitates the exchange of ideas and information between patients, caregivers, and colleagues with the overarching goal of fostering patient advocacy and empowerment. 

Education

Through teaching and coaching, the ONG provides timely, clinically-relevant information to patients and caregivers to improve understanding, support informed decision making, and improve outcomes. 

Coordination of Care

Care coordination begins with a holistic assessment and determination of patient’s or caregiver’s potential barriers to health and the identification of the patient’s unmet needs. The ONG assists the patient in identifying resources within their healthcare system, benefits system, or local or national community to address gaps and improve access to care.

Professional Role

The ONG promotes implementation of evidence-based practice methods that improve quality outcomes. Through tracking of metrics related to both the patient’s treatments and the navigation process, the ONP contributes to program development and practice improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Registered nurse license with 2+ yrs of Oncology nursing experience  
  • Certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®), or Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Specialist (AOCNS®), or Oncology Nurse Navigator- Certified Generalist SM (ONN-CGSM)
  • Knowledge of common oncology diagnostic values and disease states
  • Working knowledge of insurance coverage and managed care (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, third-party payers) and their impact on staging, referrals, and patient care decisions toward establishing appropriate referrals 
  • Working knowledge of national, regional, and community resources related to cancer
  • Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point, databases, EHR, video conferencing
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and reprioritize quickly
  • Critical-thinking skills that are solution-focused
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in teams or autonomously
  • Comfort operating in a start-up environment 


Navvisa offers support and coaching for patients and families throughout their cancer journey. We provide the high touch of a one-on-one relationship with a personal oncology nurse—supported by a digital health platform—that will impact outcomes by offering support at the moment of need. The Navvisa nationwide nursing team consists of certified oncology nurses working virtually from home in part-time and full-time positions.  Our nurses are excited to be a part of the future and a new model of nursing care.

Job Category: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Remote

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