RN - Oncology Nurse Navigator- West Bloomfield/Columbus

2110495 Requisition #
Henry Ford Cancer Institute
Join us for the opportunity to work in the brand new, patient-centered HFCI-Detroit Cancer Pavilion with a team takes care of the patient, and takes care of one another, no matter what.



GENERAL SUMMARY: The Clinical Navigation Team consists of Nurse Navigators-Oncology and Patient Access Coordinators. Nurse Navigators-Oncology are nurses with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offer individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers across the continuum of care. Patient Access Coordinators are administrative staff expert in coordinating services on behalf of the patient and delivering excellent customer service. The Clinical Navigation Team Collaborates with other health care team members including physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, social workers, financial counselors, community health workers, patient access coordinators, and ancillary and other support staff, and referring physicians to create a high quality, efficient, safe, and exceptional patient experience. The Nurse Navigator-Oncology directly reports to the HFCI Manager-Clinical Navigation or Supervisor-Clinical Navigation.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required. Bachelor Degree preferred. Two (2) years of nursing experience required. Oncology experience preferred. Outpatient/ambulatory experience preferred. Maintains and demonstrates current clinical knowledge in area of specialty. Strong organizational, leadership, listening, critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Strong communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to prioritize and reprioritize quickly. Ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally. Ability to work in teams and in a self-directed, autonomous manner. Able to delegate and coordinate efforts of the team/co-workers. Compassionate and empathetic. Understands pathophysiology of cancer, multimodality treatment planning, goals of care, symptom management, quality of life, and evidence-based practice guidelines Demonstrates excellent coaching and mentoring skills. Takes necessary actions to develop and maintain personal job. competencies/expertise and to improve performance on an ongoing basis; keeps current regarding medical and technological trends in healthcare overall and/or specialty/service line best practices, as well as a working knowledge of insurance rules and community resources. Computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Outlook and electronic medical record. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED: Current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. 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®) at time of hire, or within three (3) years after hire date. NOTE: The Nurse Navigators-Oncology already employed by HFHS oncology services have three (3) years to complete certification after entry into this job.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


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