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Nurse Navigator - Cancer Ctr-Stem Cell Transplnt - FT Days

University of California, Irvine
Villa Park, CA
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024
UCI Health is the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine, and the only academic health system based in Orange County. UCI Health is comprised of its main campus, , a 459-bed, acute care hospital in in Orange, Calif., four hospitals and affiliated physicians of the UCI Health Community Network in Orange and Los Angeles counties and ambulatory care centers across the region. Listed among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years, UCI Medical Center provides tertiary and quaternary care and is home to Orange County's only , and American College of Surgeons-verified , and . UCI Health serves a region of nearly 4 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County.

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Position Summary:

The incumbent will promote a culture of quality and standards of excellence for the Blood and Marrow Transplant patient, donor and their families. In collaboration with key BMT stakeholders the navigator will be required to promote changes to improve quality and patient safety throughout the BMT program. In addition, the navigator is responsible for oversight related to BMT quality requirements and compliance as required by various regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Functions:

The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.

Require enhanced communication skills. Provides individualized nursing care and patient/family education that responds to the needs of patients and demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment required by patients. Prepares for and instructs patients about specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and treatments, etc. and assists as needed. Responds to the emotional needs of the patients by demonstrating sensitivity to the emotional state of patients and relating to patients in an appropriate manner. Refers to appropriate members of the health team as indicated. 20%

Provides expert nursing care for patients with a variety of complex disease processes and a variety of treatment options. Reviews and interprets patient testing and communicates deviations from the norm with the physician/healthcare team. Serves as a contact point for patients, referring physicians and staff. Triages patients with urgent and or post-procedure, post-surgical care and a variety of medical needs and refers inquiries appropriately. Coordinates and facilitates the care of the patient in specialty areas. Provides leadership for collaborative patient care with emphasis on education and continuing of patient care for the entire period of care in the outpatient setting. Preforms nursing activities as ordered by the physician. 20%

Provides direct and indirect patient care based on the nursing process. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgment and decision making. Provides education related to the specialty practices, diagnostics procedures, medication and other complex aspects of the plan of care. Incorporates the psycho-motor and age appropriate cognitive skills of the patient/family/significant other utilizing knowledge of the nursing process; patient assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Supports the faculty in clinic for patient care sessions. Administers and legibly documents the administration of immunizations and medications. Maintains current knowledge of pharmacology and competency in modes of administration. Maintains knowledge about the operation and care of biomedical equipment in the practice. 20%

Oversees clinic and procedure schedules. Participates in business development/practice building strategies. Directs, educates and is a resource to authorization coordinators, medical assistants, schedulers and other registered nurses in other sub specialty areas. Manages the physicians' practice that he/she supports. Participates in quality management activities related to the continuum of care by establishing and supporting standards, monitoring compliance, identifying patient care problems, documenting them appropriately and participation in resolution of identified problems. 20%

Coordinates/facilities patient progression throughout the continuum of care. Assesses patient needs through observation of disease state, cultural and socioeconomic background and response to medical regimen and treatment. Uses knowledge of age-specific cognitive, physical, emotional and maturation process. Triages and responds or refers inquiries appropriately. Recognizes and reports specific physical and emotional conditions/needs/concerns of the patients to appropriate members of the health care team. Identifies and resolves delays and obstacles; offers and implements solutions to challenges/problems. Collaborates with physicians and other members of the clinical support team in planning for the needs of the patient. Alerts providers to unusual observations of patients to facilitate immediate attention. 20%

Total Compensation

We offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our and .

Required Qualifications:

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Minimum 6 months experience working as an RN in an Inpatient or Outpatient Oncology setting OR 1 Year clinical experience and recent completion of cancer basics class from Oncology Nursing Society within previous year

Minimum 6 months experience working as a RN in an Oncology setting

Minimum 2 years of clinical experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Demonstrated practice with and knowledge of chemotherapy agents

Current CA RN license

Basic Life Support certification required

All external candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Advanced knowledge of leukemia disease state and treatment

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Preferred Qualifications:

Oncology/Hematologic Malignancies patient population knowledge

Oncology Nurse Certification

Oncology / BMT patient population knowledge

Minimum 1 year experience working in a clinical or inpatient setting providing RN care to leukemia patients

Knowledge of complications associated with hematological oncology conditions

Demonstrated knowledge of immunosuppressive therapies and care of the post-transplant patient

Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

Background Check and Live Scan

Legal Right to Work in the United States

Vaccination Policies

Smoking and Tobacco Policy

Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act


Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page:

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC .

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI's Employee Experience Center (EEC) at or at (phone number removed), Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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