Registered Nurse (RN), Patient Navigator, Days

Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN), Dayshift, Patient Navigator

UC Health is hiring a Full Time Registered Nurse (RN) for the Navigator position at the Barrett Center. This Oncology Nurse Navigator will help support the Lung/Thoracic Oncology team, delivering high-quality care to oncology patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures. UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Patient Navigator is an individual educated in nursing that has acquired training, knowledge and clinical skills in the management of oncology patients and the ability to navigate the complex academic health system. The PN will serve as a coordinator throughout the continuum of care and will assess the physical, psychological and social needs of oncology patients. This person provides consultation, collaboration, coordination and support to neuroscience patients as outlined below. This open Oncology Patient Navigator position is within the lung/thoracic disease team.

About UC Health Ambulatory Services

UC Health Ambulatory Services supports the majority of the academic health system's outpatient and non-hospital-based facilities and operations. This includes almost 200 specialty and primary care physician offices in nearly 60 locations across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

More than 130 UC Health ambulatory physicians and advanced practice providers have been recognized as the top 1% of clinicians in the nation for their patient experience scores.

Unit Details :

Navigation allows for you to have autonomy in your RN career. You will become the resource expert for your disease team, and have the opportunity to operate at the higher levels of their nursing license. Additionally, the Navigation team is currently piloting a one day per week work-from-home. This will provide flexibility and a better home/life balance. The navigator is also a salaried position. PTO is only used when a full 8 hour-day is taken off.


The Registered Nurse (RN) is an individual who holds a current state license to practice nursing. The practice of nursing requires specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide care to groups and individuals. The RN utilizes knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. The care is culturally based and age-specific.
  • Prepares, implements, evaluates, revises and coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care for each assigned patient in a collaborative effort with the other healthcare team members and patient/family within the time frame indicated by unit's standards of practice.
  • Communicates formulated plan of care, as appropriate, to all levels of associates involved in the patient's care, and demonstrates ability to establish priorities of care based on patient's assessment and needs.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment, and involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs resulting from behavioral health problems, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, accountability, flexibility, and a cooperative attitude in meeting the needs of the unit.
  • Nursing process is accurately and concisely documented, including evaluation of treatment and in accordance to hospital policy and procedure.
  • Acts as a resource person and mentor for new personnel, floater, and/or supplemental staff working on the unit.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal professional development and contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, required
  • Current OH RN License
  • Minimum requirement is 3 - 5 years equivalent experience (Oncology Experience preferred)
  • Certification by a nationally recognized professional nursing organization preferred.