HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Lead Nurse Navigator in Charleston, South Carolina

Trident Medical Center is a 313-bed major medical center providing a comprehensive range of services and specialties including a 24-hour emergency room with a Level II Trauma Center. The hospitals breadth of care options includes specialty facilities such as an award-winning Heart Center, the Trident Breast Care Center and the South Carolina Institute for Robotic Surgery. Trident Medical Center offers Critical Care Services and 24/7 hospitalist and intensivist programs. For more than 40 years, Trident Medical Center has proudly served patients and families in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

As the Lead Nurse Navigator you are responsible for the oversight, development and growth of the Cancer Navigation program. The Lead Cancer Navigator also functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team as an advocate and educator for patients from point of entry, through diagnostic studies, diagnosis and treatment plan for cancer through survivorship.

The Lead Nurse Navigator’s primary function is to build a relationship with patients and physicians, to coordinate a plan of care including appointments, transportation, education, provision and / or enablement of support services and representation within the multidisciplinary care environment.

The Lead Nurse Navigator also assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources to achieve efficient, high quality outcomes for each cancer patient including support for interdisciplinary and cross facility collaboration e.g. tumor boards, and referrer communication.

On an aggregate level, the Nurse Navigator will track performance of the program in line with HCA, division and facility goals (growth, quality, practice guidelines, etc.) and identify opportunities to streamline care practice, for example through development of evidence-based guidelines.

The Lead Nurse Navigator will serve as a liaison between the patient and family, primary care physician, internal and external care providers, specialists, referrers, support network members e.g. social workers, and the wider healthcare community. This role will include conducting internal and external outreach and marketing.

Position Requirements:

a) Licensure/Certification/Registration:

a. Minimum Requirement

i. Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) ii. Current licensure as a registered nurse

b. Preferred

i. Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification achieved or in progress

b) Education :

a. Minimum Requirement

i. Associate Degree (2 yr program)

b. Preferred

i. Bachelor’s College Degree (4 yr program)

c) Experience:

a. Minimum Requirement

i. Five years oncology nursing experience

b. Preferred:

i. Experience in program development ii. Experience as a nurse navigator and / or patient educator in oncology iii. Experience in leadership iv. • Experience in customer service

Title: Lead Nurse Navigator

Location: South Carolina-Charleston-Trident Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00062-17530