• Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator - RN

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(4/30/2018 11:15 AM)
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    Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator – Registered Nurse (RN), the Cancer Service Line department, Full Time Days, University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 


    NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to clinical brilliance, scientific discovery, and training the nation’s leaders in cancer care is hiring a full-time day shift Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator for the breast cancer program at University of Chicago Medicine’s main campus in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.


    Join one of the nation’s most renowned academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in a patient-focused and highly visible role as a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator within our breast cancer program.  With over 200 cancer specialists, 400+ leading-edge clinical research trials, and innovative therapies and technology, we’re attacking cancer from every angle. Our employees deliver world-class care in an environment where opinions are respected, decision-making is rewarded and multi-disciplinary teamwork is critical to our success.  Our staff is encouraged to serve as active participants in every aspect of patient care and service, to make a difference every day in the lives of our patients.


    In this role, under the direction of our breast program leadership and in collaboration with the care team, the Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator serves as clinical liaison and the single point of contact for patients and coordinates the care of patients as they move from initial diagnosis, through survivorship. They help ensure timely delivery of care and eliminate potential barriers, identify resources, and serve to enhance breast cancer disease management and the patient experience. The Nurse Navigator is responsible for providing education and emotional support to patients and families, in addition to connecting patients with needed community and hospital resources. As an integral member of the breast cancer team, the Nurse Navigator will communicate any pertinent issues related to the patients’ clinical, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial, financial, and other needs to the appropriate clinicians and staff.    


    Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator – Registered Nurse (RN) Education and Experience Requirements: 

    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited academic body.
    • Must be a licensed Registered Nurse with a valid, unrestricted Illinois State license.
    • Must have a minimum three years of clinical experience working as an RN in a breast cancer medical, radiation, or surgical oncology or as a patient/nurse navigator for breast cancer.
    • Must have demonstrated clinical competence in patient care, teaching and management of patients with a cancer diagnosis, and knowledge about clinical aspects of breast cancer and it’s prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
    • Must have general computer skills and be adaptable to changing working situations and work assignments.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills are required, with specific ability to communicate effectively with patients, family members, and physicians, advanced practice providers, and other members of the clinical and administrative teams.
    • Being certified as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) is preferred; holding the Nurse Navigator Certification (AONN) is preferred.
    • Familiarity of local, state, and national breast cancer awareness, education, outreach, and advocacy programs and organizations is preferred.


    If you would like to join a Magnet-recognized, academic healthcare organization where the level of patient focus and interdisciplinary collaboration is second-to-none, apply now!

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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