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Oncology Nurse Navigator (RN)

Company: Ascension (System Office)
Location: Wichita
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

We Are Hiring

Oncology Nurse Navigator

Oncology Services, Ascension Via Christi, St Francis Hospital

Full- time, 40hrs/week, Monday- Friday, typically 8:00am - 4:30pm

Why Join Ascension?

Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. We work together to achieve a highly collaborative nursing environment that leads to more positive outcomes for you and your patients. We are committed to working together to create change.

Ascension Via Christi is the largest healthcare provider in the state of Kansas and is a nationally recognized. The ministry operates a network of hospitals, home care services, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and other health services. We provide care in 22 cities; and employ approximately 6,300 employees.

Our benefits and culture are two aspects of Via Christi that we feel set us apart. We offer tuition reimbursement that is available to both part-time and full-time associates in any position. In Wichita, we also offer child care for day shift workers through our Child Development Center. We also offer a unique program, Breaking Bread, that allows employees to join senior leaders for a meal and conversation about what is working well and ways we can work together to improve. It's one small way we give employees a voice and work together to offer the best care possible for our patients. Other reasons to join the Ascension Via Christi team include:

* More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community.
* Opportunity for You to Impact Your Local Community: In the 2016 fiscal year, Via Christi provided $77.8 million in community benefit by providing free medical care to persons living in poverty, educating health professionals, and supporting local community health efforts
* A Passionate Team: Ascension associates are leaders who follow their heart. We give, grow, connect and provide care; together as a team we are committed to our mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.
* In Wichita, we were voted Best in Town by the Wichita Eagle's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards and named in Becker's Healthcare 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology, neurosurgery and spine programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Via Christi, you will have the opportunity to coordinate patient care and interdisciplinary team communication for oncology cases.


* Serves as liaison for oncology programs.
* Identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery of patient care. Performs quality assurance studies and assists with implementation of quality initiatives.
* Serves as resource to staff and external contacts on issues related to patient care, patient flow and clinical standards, policies and procedures.
* Monitors departmental compliance with regulatory and Joint Commission requirements.
* Requires working knowledge of clinical trials and protocols.
* Assist in grant revenue generating efforts to sustain program. Assist in establishing and monitoring program budget for grants as well as operations.
* Navigates and advocates through various health care systems and intervenes or refers as needed to facilitate the achievement of patient outcomes. Develops and integrated approach to navigate the referral of patients to support physicians and services. Coordinates with Navigation team to assure timely and effective transitions in care.
* Assist with genetic counseling regarding BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 for breast cancer treatment options.

What You Will Need


* Required Credential(s):
* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
* Registered Nurse credentialed from the Kansas Board of Nursing.

* Preferred Credential(s):
* Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).


* Diploma
* Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required. BSN preferred.

Work Experience:

* Nursing experience in an oncology care setting strongly preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Via Christi Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Please see the link below for more information.


EEO is the Law Poster Supplement


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Ascension Health - VIA Christi participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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