The Registered Nurse - Indigenous Cancer Patient Navigator (ICPN) is a specially trained professional Registered Nurse role with oncology expertise who guides and supports patients and families through their cancer journey. This patient centred role assists patients to navigate the health care system across the cancer trajectory. The incumbent identifies patient's unmet needs and tailors interventions to address their identified physical, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, and or practical needs. The ICPN is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team providing a single focus point for coordination and integration of services for the patient. This role works with stakeholders to identify gaps, ensuring that the Indigenous community has an identified individual within the Cancer trajectory, improve access to services, community supports and resources in a timely manner. The role adheres to standards of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology and is responsible for establishing linkages and relationships with community based care providers, physicians and other health professionals to support cancer patients within their local environment and at a tertiary or provincial level.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Registered Nurse
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: EDM.Indigenous Wellness Clinic
Primary Location: Cross Cancer Institute
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 20-JUL-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 30-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 19
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Certification in Cancer Patient Navigation or willingness to become certified within 3 months of taking the position. Demonstrated proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Proficient in computer programs (i.e. EPIC/Connect Care) utilized by Alberta Health Services. AHS Annual Continuing Education (ACE) required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Oncology Certificate preferred such as ONDEC or CON (C). 5 years of oncology clinical experience, community or public health nursing is considered an asset. Knowledge of and sensitivity around the culture and health issues of the Indigenous people in Alberta. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCVI) training. Mental Health First Aide training. WHS – WHMIS Training.