Nurse Navigator-UMHC-SCCC - Site Disease

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-20
Req: R100044050
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The UMHC-SCCC - Site Disease Department has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Navigator. The Nurse Navigator triages new patient appointments to the appropriate provider(s) and assures timely scheduling of initial appointments. Reviews outside medical records for appropriate scheduling. Assess barriers to care and refers to support services, local, and national organizations when needed. Educates on the treatment plan for patients based on diagnosis. Supports patients throughout the care continuum. Counsels individuals and patients on positive health practices. Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of experts to outline best treatment for patients. Performs holistic evaluation of specialty population, making use of enhanced proven techniques and procedures to achieve better results. Implements the improvement of patient care, and healthcare policies and resources. Mentors other healthcare professionals by functioning as a preceptor or coordinating preceptors for visiting professionals, students, new graduates, and orienteers. Maintains professional knowledge by affiliating with professional and technical organizations, and participating in applicable continuing education programs, conferences, seminars, and workshops. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets. Assess patient needs upon initial encounter and periodically throughout navigation, matching unmet needs with appropriate referrals and support services. Identifies potential and realized barriers to care and facilitates referrals as appropriate to mitigate barriers. Reviews, patients’ medical records, test results and any other documentation required for the first visit. Facilitates timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expedite the plan of care and to promote continuity of care. Participates in coordination of the plan of care with the multidisciplinary team, promoting timely follow-up on treatment and supportive care recommendations. Serves as a liaison for patients, families, caregivers, staff, and referring physicians Orients and educates patients, families, and caregivers to the cancer healthcare system, multidisciplinary team member roles and available resources. Help to explain treatment recommendations to patients and caregivers and appropriately answer questions. Communicates with physicians as needed by phone, emails or in person for new patient referrals and scheduling priorities. Help eligible patient’s access appropriate clinical trials. Work with oncology administrators to understand any changes in reporting metrics.

Identify bottlenecks in the patient pathway and gaps in care; propose process improvement measures to address them. Communicates with other staff to coordinate patient care activities.

Participate with other members of the healthcare team to provide patients with supportive care services. Refers patients to local and national community support groups/services

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Certification and Licensing:

Registered Nurse Licensing (RN)


Minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 1/22/2021
Application Due: 1/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time