Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Would you like to use your expert clinical competencies with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer treatment, research and education? We would be happy to hear from you! Please consider the following exciting opportunity with one of the most outstanding and dynamic places to work in California as your next career move.
Cedars-Sinai gathers leading cancer doctors, surgeons, researchers, nurses and staff from around the world to work together for our patients' benefit. We are committed to treating our patients with the most intuitive and comfortable treatments. Our oncologists and surgeons treat more than 60 types of cancer, from common to rare and complex. They work as a team to provide patients with access to the latest therapies and treatments.
As a Nurse Navigator, you will be responsible for the coordination of care for patients throughout the continuum of treatment; from initial referral to follow-up care, serving as a consistent contact, or point person for the high-risk patient. You can look forward to collaborating and operating as a member of the interdisciplinary team, as well as acting as a patient advocate throughout the patient care process.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Collaborates with the oncology care teams who follow patients throughout their continuum of care.
Ensures managed care referrals are processed, per NCQA Guidelines, and appropriately documented in Tapestry.
Works collaboratively with Oncology Patient and Family Support Program team re: transitions of care, which are accurately and consistently documented.
Hand-Offs to assigned ISP/ACM CM and oncology services, when patients are admitted to CSMC.
RN Navigators will contact the patients telephonically, within 48 hours, post-discharge.
Will meet with patients as necessary, to enhance rapport when additional support is required, or as appropriate.
Monitors the hospitalizations/ED/Urgent Care visits of patients and maintains appropriate logs.
Coordinate referrals and secure appointment with various CSMNS Disease Management programs such as Anticoagulation Clinic, Asthma, Diabetes, Hepatitis C, Smoking Cessation, Cardiovascular Risk, as appropriate.
Assists in the development of a comprehensive diagnostic/treatment plan related to the patient's needs, through interdisciplinary input and weekly meetings.
Arranges for clinical services, evaluates clinical data, participates in clinical/ patient rounds, and triages clinical questions/ concerns to the appropriate resource.
Tracks number of referrals and transports, measures outcomes.
Establishes, coordinates and continuously evaluates supportive care plan with goals and interventions based upon treatment and individual patient/caregiver needs, preferences, beliefs and values.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.