Cancer Patient Navigator
LMHS brand
 Newark, OH

Requisition Number: CANCE02268

Cancer Patient Navigator / Oncology Nurse Navigator

Position Summary

The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) is a professional registered nurse with Oncology specified clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. Using the nursing process, the ONN provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum.


  • ONN services begin with prevention and screening activities and continue through diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end -of- life care.
  • Advocate for quality, cost- effective, patient centered outcomes and facilitate communication between the patient/survivor, caregiver, and interprofessional cancer care team.
  • Educate patients on their diagnosis, treatment options, and the resources available.
  • Consult and collaborate with the healthcare team in the assessment and management of the patients journey through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
  • Facilitate appointments for consults and support services within the established service standards, including social workers, dieticians, physicians, rehabilitation, etc.
  • Follow patients through the care continuum, including inpatient admissions, and collaborate with inpatient care management resources.
  • Maintains, tracks and reports on benchmarks developed for the program; demonstrating outcomes and recommendations for improvement activities. This includes an annual standing report at the Comprehensive Cancer Care Committee.
  • Develop patient education programs and tools for the program.
  • Works with Cancer Registry staff to collect data; documents, tracks and monitors medical outcomes.
  • May be required to float throughout LMHS to meet patient care needs and will perform other duties as requested.


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and reprioritize quickly
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in teams and autonomously
  • Strong Oncology knowledge, 2 or more years of Oncology experience including performing assessments, care plan development, patient education, and administration of cancer treatments
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of managed care
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of insurance coverage and procedures
  • Working knowledge of community resources
  • Registered Nurse license (RN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Maintain CPR certification
  • Oncology nursing experience
  • Certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Specialist (AOCNS), Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN), Oncology Nurse Navigator-General Oncology Certification (ONN-CG) within one year of hire.

Licking Memorial Health Systems is an equal opportunity employer and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. Licking Memorial Health Systems does not discriminate against applicants because of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors protected by law.