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Oncology Triage Nurse Navigator - USMD - 927257

Cleburne, TX 76033
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    927257

There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doingyour life's best work.(sm)

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USMD, part of Optum, A UnitedHealth Group Company, is expanding with our CANCER CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE: providing compassionate Oncology care across the Dallas - Fort Worth healthcare marketplace. This is a ground floor opportunity with a Fortune 7 Company to be at the forefront of our continued growth in this specialty area. Join us today!

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Benefits include:

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  • Competitive base pay and bonus rewards incentives
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  • Fully paid training
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  • Generous PTO package and eight holidays per year
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  • Matching 401k
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  • UnitedHealth Group offers three types of medical plans, plus dental and vision plans
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  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Coverage
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  • Spouse or Domestic Partner Life Insurance and AD&D
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  • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
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  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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  • UnitedHealth Group Credit Union
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  • Employee Discounts
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  • Paid Parental Leave
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  • Tuition Reimbursement
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  • And more...
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This position is based in Cleburne, TX

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"The Oncology Triage Nurse Navigator is a nurse who provides individualized care coordination to patients, families, and caregivers. This key function can help them overcome barriers within the healthcare system and facilitate access to all the resources available to all patients. The oncology triage nurse navigator acts as a link between patients and care providers to facilitate clinical and supportive care services. The nurse provides triage advice services to patients by utilizing the nursing process, conducting telephonic assessments in accordance with the protocol The role is that of a single point of contact among referring physicians, patients, and other clinical caregivers for the purpose of empowering patients in dealing with the disease and the treatment. The oncology triage nurse navigator facilitates patient care needs across the continuum of care.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Functions independently, utilizing the nursing process to triage patient telephone calls in accordance with approved protocols ensuring safe, quality patient care in the most cost effective setting
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  • Serves as a patient advocate on the interprofessional team
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  • Transitions patients from one phase of care to the next, including self-management and independence in self-care
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  • Answers or responds to calls from patients in a professional and timely manner
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  • Assesses the callers needs and determines the acuity and extent of the patients condition, concerns, or progressive status
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  • Assesses the caller to determine their understanding of the severity and extent of the patients current condition and the callers understanding and ability to carry out all instructions provided by the triage nurse
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  • Matches unmet needs with referrals to a social worker, dietitian, genetic counselor, nurse practitioner, community or outreach coordinator, or applicable community services
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Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education
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  • Current, unrestricted Texas Nursing License or current, unrestricted compact state NursingLicense
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  • BLS certification
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  • Experience administering chemotherapy or other specialty infusion treatments
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  • Oneyearof Oncology Nursingexperience
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  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area.
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  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctors diagnosis of disease.
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  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role.
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
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  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) required (or willing to obtain within one year from start date)
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  • Evidence of successful completion of didactic education and competency validation regarding safe handling, administration, patient education and support, and disposal of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy(or willing to obtain within 30 days from start date)
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  • Experience working in an outpatient Hematology Oncology clinic and use of Karnofsky Performance Status Scale
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  • Three or more years of Oncology Nursing Experience
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Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCares support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Nurse, Oncology, Infusion, Chemotherapy, Cancer Treatment, Optum, USMD, Chemo

Posted: 2021-05-14 Expires: 2021-07-12

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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