The Oncology Patient Educator is an RN with advanced education, knowledge and experience related to the specific patient population served. Serves as a leader in the interdisciplinary planning and coordination of the patient’s care across the healthcare continuum. The RN is accountable for his/her own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law. Organizes the sequences of patient care to attain maximum levels of effectiveness and efficiency to reach desired quality, clinical and cost outcomes. Facilitates a team approach, composed of the patient, family, physician, nurse, social service, and other direct and indirect providers. Interacts with the general public, physicians, and staff. Other duties as assigned.
The delivery of nursing care within the Kettering Health Network reflects the missions, vision, values and philosophies, of the organization and nursing departments.
RN Navigators are employees of the Oncology Service Line and report to the manager of Cancer Support Services and the operational director.