Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE)
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1415
Atlanta, GA 30303
Title: Oncology Nurse Navigator
Work Location: Atlanta – Fulton County
Supervise by: President and CEO
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Nursing; clinical focus; excellent interpersonal skills and focus on collaboration and team building across the state with diverse populations
Primary Purpose of this Position
The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) will manage a statewide effort to integrate genetics concepts into clinical care in order to overcome barriers to genetic services for those at high risk for hereditary cancers while promoting adherence to evidence-based guidelines among the public health clinics and other partners across the state of Georgia. This individual will also oversee the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia program.
The ONN helps implement culturally appropriate genomic health education and outreach focused on identification of individuals at-risk for hereditary cancer; ensures implementation of the risk assessment screening protocols using the online and other appropriate screening tools; uses existing systems for follow up and tracking; educates clinicians, public health practitioners, payers/policy makers and the public on cancer genomic health/risk assessment; assists in navigation of clients and families through counseling, testing and follow-up; and collaborates with Georgia CORE partners to minimize barriers to genetic screening, counseling, testing and follow-up for individuals at high risk for hereditary cancers. In addition to these duties, the ONN will be responsible for facilitating the expansion of genetic education, navigation and testing via telehealth to appropriate facilities as well as progress reporting to appropriate agencies.
The ONN will be responsible for all activities of the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia program through Georgia CORE including drafting and publishing a monthly newsletter; communicating with navigators throughout the state; managing the online community of navigators via Facebook; organizing and overseeing the Annual Fall Navigation meeting with GASCO, the Regional Spring meeting and quarterly educational webinars; maintaining the Navigation section of the Georgia CORE website and participate as a liaison with the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators; cultivating relationships with potential partner organizations at the national, regional and state levels to create value-added programs for navigators; and researching and providing members with content on industry trends and research findings.
Specific Responsibilities to Georgia Department of Public Health
Program Development and Leadership
- Assist with maintenance activities including interim and annual progress reporting, approvals and responding to requests for information or documentation, and responses to technical reviews or site visits relating to the genetics and navigation program.
- Establish partnerships with statewide organizations dedicated to sharing resources and promoting educational programming about genetic education and services
- Educate healthcare providers, public health professionals, women at risk, and policy makers utilizing face to face presentations, web communications, and existing statewide tele health infrastructure to reach multiple regions of the state to increase knowledge and awareness of methods and benefits of identifying and referring high-risk women for genetic services.
- Extend outreach to underserved, disparate sub-population communities including racial, ethnic and rural communities to increase awareness of and access to genetic assessment, counseling, testing services and follow-up.
- Participate in the collaborative network of cancer genetics professionals throughout the state.
- Serve as a contact for clinic visit sites concerning questions about family history, cancer screening, navigation and genetics referrals.
- Perform and monitor activities surrounding the identification of high-risk women for genetic counseling and testing, using tele health to increase access to these services throughout Georgia.
- Assess the utilization of and barriers to cancer genetic services by identifying knowledge gaps within target groups.
- Evaluate data related to use and follow-up of genetic services in each center.
- Serve as a contact for clinic visit sites concerning questions about family history, online screening tool, and genetics.
- Participate in regular meetings with Chief Scientific Officer, Georgia CORE, DPH Genomics coordinator and director.
Maintain professional continuing education, credentials and licensure.
No supervisory duties.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $65,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year
- Monday to Friday
- RN (Required)
- One location
- Temporarily due to COVID-19
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