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Title:  Nurse Navigator Oncology Lung Program/ Radiation Oncology

Req #:  113998
Facility:  Condell Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Libertyville
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Condell Medical Center has been providing high quality care to residents in the north suburbs for more than 85 years. It is the largest health care provider and only Level I trauma center in Lake County, Illinois. Advocate Condell is a non-profit, acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of medical services. This includes everything from obstetrics, radiology services and rehabilitation to open heart surgery, neurosurgery and oncology.

Advocate Condell has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics three times, and was recently awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation.  This designation is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards to nursing services in national and international health care.  Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured. 

Advocate Condell is accredited by DNV Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center and also features an emergency department approved for pediatrics backed by the resources of Advocate Children’s Hospital.”

Nurse Navigator Oncology- Lung Navigator/ Radiation Oncology

Condell Medical Center, Libertyville IL

Full Time


Patient navigation in cancer care refers to individualized assistance offered to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care. This assistance may be provided pre~cancer diagnosis (screening and education) through continued phases of the cancer experience. The navigation services implemented will depend upon the particular type, severity, and/or complexity of the identified barriers.
This job exists to facilitate a timely, integrated and coordinated approach to the care of patients with a diagnosis of cancer and to provide quality nursing care for patients with cancer related health issues. The mission of the Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) is to improve patient preparedness for treatment by providing education and psychosocial support. The ONN also facilitates interaction between patients and their physicians provide logistical support, referrals, coordination of care, and other assistance during the trajectory and transitioning points of the patient's oncology care. The ONN will serve as an advocate to assure positive customer satisfaction. The ONN will use a multi~disciplinary approach to planning and providing care and act as a liaison to all other areas of the hospital to insure that the needs and concerns of oncology patients and their families are addressed.
An oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a professional registered 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, an ONN 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

Coordination and implementation of strategies to ensure quality, efficacy, and cost effectiveness for the oncology patients in multiple settings.
Education and Program Development
Communication and Physician Partnership.
Professional Role and Associate Engagement.


Position Requirements:
Effective 10/1/16: BSN required
5+ years' experience in clinical specialty (Oncology) required

Global perspective of changing health care environment
Ability to prioritize work
Basic computer skills
Effective interpersonal communication skills Current Illinois RN license
CPR certification
OCN Certification or Nurse Navigator Certification obtained within 2 years of hire.

Flexible hours according to customer needs
Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient~focused care
Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests
Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients (up to 50 lbs. may be required)
Must be able to travel to visit physicians and other practices within our region
This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.


About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago