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RN Navigator Onc Research 24 hours/week

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
  • Purpose of Job
    • Navigates cancer patients through participation in clinical research trials, ensuring safe and appropriate protocols are followed from initial consent through follow-up.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
      • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required within 5 years of hire.
      • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.

    • Experience
      • Minimum of 2 years Nursing experience required.
      • Strong background in patient education and teaching preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current valid Registered Nurse (RN) license, valid compact multistate license to work in Nebraska, or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, physicians, and co-workers.
      • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
      • Ability to open and navigate computer software applications relevant to job functions.
      • Ability to process and manage confidential information with discretion and according to HIPAA protocols.
      • Knowledge of cancer treatment navigation protocols and processes, including research trials, education, and cancer support programs.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Screens and identifies eligible patients for participation in research protocols by gathering and clarifying medical history information.
        • Develops strategies to identify and recruit eligible patients.
        • Participates in cancer treatment planning conferences with physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals.

      • Demonstrates an understanding of protocol requirements and the ability to execute study procedures.
        • Creates study implementation plans which include the collection and reporting of data within visit windows and/or other study parameters.
        • Nursing assessments and management of symptoms are performed based on study requirements while keeping the needs of each subject in mind.
        • Subjects are instructed on proper use of investigational agents.

      • Demonstrates an understanding of the elements of subject safety, related documentation and reporting. 
        • Ensures patient comprehension during initial and ongoing informed consent discussions.
        • Ensures data quality and patient confidentiality using basic information technology and computer skills.
        • Is prepared for monitor visits and/or audits; with appropriate and timely follow up

      • Demonstrates the ability to execute Good Clinical Practice (GCP) related clinical study activities.
        • Performs duties in accordance with standards of nursing practice and the code of ethics.
        • Able to anticipate and mitigate the potential for protocol non-compliance.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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