The position will specifically support the patient navigation process by guiding patients being identified for lung cancer screening and patients being reffered to the Cancer Treatment Center. The position coordinates all correspondence between the facility and the patients and physicians it serves. This position will also be responsible for qualifying low income patients for state and federal funding associates with screening and diagnostic breast imaging.
▪ Acts as the primary point of contact for cancer patients after initial diagnosis and until patient has sufficient knowledge and resources to self direct care. The Navigator will provide individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers and has responsibility for monitoring, coordinating care and educating cancer patients and families as they move through the CHRISTUS system.
▪ The Navigator will advocate for patients and their families overcoming healthcare system constraints, facilitating timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care from screening and pre diagnosis of cancer through all phases of the continuum of care into survivorship. The Navigator works closely with department personnel and physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate the patient's plan of care.
▪ The Navigator will assist the Cancer Patient Coordination for the lung cancer sreeening program to include:
Printing, reviewing, and mailing reports and letters to patients and physicians
Preparing and sending certified letters of significant care findings and performing
follow-up to unclaimed letters
Performing follow-up calls to physicians as needed for follow-up
Performing follow-up on patients who have not returned for follow-up exams
utilizing the Rapid Quality Reporting System & NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in
▪ Tracking goals will include the lung cancer screenning program and patient navigation within th eCacner Treatment Cneter. These goals will change as the program evolves.
Education/knowledge of general nursing theory, process, and
practice. Graduate of a Nursing School. BS in nursing preferred but not required. Must have a current Louisiana Nursing License
1-3 years of Oncology Nurse experienceOrientation training in specific unit with general knowledge of Nursing principles, procedures, technique of acceptable patient care, and technical vocabulary
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.