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Blessing Hospital CANCER CENTER NAVIGATOR (RN) in QUINCY, Illinois

Starting rate: $34.26 + progression with relevant experience


  • The Patient Navigator's main function is guiding the cancer patient through the healthcare system serving as an advocate and consistent contact person for the patient and family. The ideal candidate will not only be compassionate but also demonstrate the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with other health care providers. The Patient Navigator will provide support and education as well as timely coordination of care throughout the entire experience. The Navigator must be professional, attentive to detail, and build relationships with the primary care providers as well as the departments of Surgery, Oncology and Radiation Therapy. The Navigator will identify barriers and be the liaison to connect the patient with needed support services. The expectation is that this position will be an active participant with the multi-team committee, monitor quality outcomes, produce audit and tracking information and develop the necessary tools and resources to meet the needs of the cancer patient.

    Oral navigator:

    Duties include

    • Educating patients on oral chemotherapy/anti-cancer medications and the process for obtaining these

    • Works with physicians to order chemotherapy/anti-cancer medications, and lab work and testing as needed

    • Help with finding financial assistance with these oral medications if needed

    • Clinical monitoring of patients prior to each cycle and other appropriate intervals who are taking these oral medications

    This position requires commitment in fulfilling the Mission, Vision and Values of the Blessing Health System. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with the ICARE Standards, Pillar Goals as well as the Code of Conduct.


  • Education/Training/Experience:


  • Graduate of an RN School of Nursing

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • RN with 3-5 years experience in cancer related field.


  • BSN, with 3-5 years experience in nursing with oncology and chemotherapy experience.

  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating clinical outcomes.

  • Oncology background as well as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

  • License/Certifications/Special Requirements:

  • Possesses current State RN license.

  • Chemotherapy certification and Oncology Nursing Certification required within 2 years.

  • Pay Status:

  • Exempt