Breast Health Navigator (RN), FT/Days, Piedmont Cancer Center, Atlanta

Job Number: 1079709

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital - Atlanta, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Assisting cancer patients and their caregivers through the continuum of care and supporting their decision making processes. Gathering required information from patients or external sources to enable a thorough clinical evaluation. Assembling appropriate clinical information for prospective review by the multidisciplinary tumor board or treating physician. Coordinating additional testing procedures as directed by the tumor board or treating physician. Educating patients about the prescribed treatment plan. Routing patients to complementary support services as needed. Triaging general patient/physician calls regarding Oncology Services. Providing community education and outreach services that promote this patient centered care model.




Graduate from a school of registered nursing.

Two years nursing experience.

Current R.N. license in the state of Georgia.

Oncology experience preferred.

1. Facilitates rapid diagnosis and clinical workup by determining the most appropriate resource/service for each patient.

2. Collects, organizes and analyzes pertinent patient information for treatment planning decisions

  • Assesses patient status pre-treatment and continuously thereafter.
  • Prepares patients for treatment by collecting data from patient’s hospitalization and referring physician.
  • Documents data according to hospital and other standards.
  • Identifies areas of need to prepare for treatment, develops plan to resolve.
  • Organizes all current and previous evaluation data on each patient.
  • Analysis all data per protocol for development of further required testing or completion of evaluation process and activation recommendations.

3. Presents appropriately organized information to multidisciplinary tumor board (or treating physician) for treatment determination

  • Presents all evaluation data on recent evaluated patients.
  • Organizes all pertinent data for the board or physician to review.

4. Communicates treatment plans to patients and assists in scheduling procedures as needed

  • Accepts and returns calls from patients regarding medication or medical conditions relating to treatment.
  • Refers patients for appropriate lab testing or to their physician as necessary.
  • Assists in scheduling procedures.

5. Provides appropriate patient/family education throughout the care process. Links patients and families with complementary services.

6. Communicates appropriately with physicians and clinical staff.

7. Monitors program performance and general concerns in the oncology environment.

8. Facilitates process mapping for the treatment of various tumor sites.

9. Manages call center function for Oncology Services (supports marketing and public relations initiatives).

10. Supervises Auxiliary and other support personnel as necessary.

11. Maintains contact with community resources and supports Piedmont’s priorities for community outreach.

• Current working knowledge of healthcare systems, cancer services and the managed care environment.
• Leadership skills including time management, verbal and written communication, active listening, decision making, priority setting and organization.
• Must be self-directed, use independent judgment and demonstrate effective team skills.

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