Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) is one of New Jersey's largest community teaching hospitals, where physicians and employees work as a team dedicated to academic and clinical excellence and comprehensive, compassionate patient care. As part of RWJ Barnabas Health, Monmouth Medical Center is a leader in designing unparalleled new ways for delivering health care. For over 130years, Monmouth Medical Center has been the leader in central New Jersey in providing the best in health care and the latest in medical technology to nearly 1 million residents that comprise its primary service area of Monmouth County, and portions of Ocean and Middlesex counties. Monmouth Medical Center is recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, which is widely acknowledged and underscores the highest commitment to patient safety and quality. Among thousands of hospitals in the country, MMC is one of 36 Top Teaching Hospitals. MMC is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an A Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading experts on patient safety, for six consecutive rating periods. We continue to lead the system in HCAHPS scores, and are looked to as a model for best practice in patient satisfaction.
The Clinical Navigator is a Registered Nurse with experience in oncology services who navigates patients throughout the process of the continuum of cancer care from diagnosis, treatment, to survivorship in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, and according to agreed clinical guidelines, with the objective of coordinating high quality patient care across all care delivery sites.
Functions on the multidisciplinary team as an advocate, interpreter, educator, and counselor for the oncology patients. Responsible for ensuring all adult patients with an oncology diagnosis receive quality and comprehensive services. Serve as a clinical resource in hematology/oncology care management. Serves as a single point of contact/liaison throughout the facility- for referring physicians, patients, caregivers, and in the community regarding services provided for the identified patient population. Provide expert nursing care, which includes: direct clinical practice, consultation, education, care coordination, education and research.
The Clinical Navigator is a Registered Nurse who can provide nursing care in the health care system within the scope of practice defined by the Nurse Practice Act and regulatory standards and assures awareness of ethical standards of practice as defined by the ANA code of ethics. The Clinical Navigator ensures safety in practice and is inclusive of the principles of evidence based practice by maintaining a realization of own individual level of knowledge and experience and assumes responsibility for advancing knowledge of self and others of the patient care team by communication with and utilizing resource persons and programs available.
Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors. Is responsible for knowledge of the patient population served. Responsible for supervising and directing the delegation of tasks to appropriate team members and collaborates with other patient care providers. Responsible for consistently setting and evaluating priorities through appropriate interventions with measurable outcomes toward improvement. The Patient Navigator utilizes the nursing process to integrate all aspects of the provision of care and individualizes the plan of care to address a specific patient's needs.
The Clinical Nurse Navigator is a registered professional nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. Using the nursing process provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision-making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum. This Navigator will be tumor site specific, GI and Thoracic.
Barnabas Health offers excellent-provided benefits which include: competitive compensation, comprehensive medical/dental benefits, employer-matched 401(k) savings plan, Flexible Spending Plans, PTO program, tuition reimbursement and so much more.