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Stanford Health Care Nurse Navigator, Oncology - 8HR Days (Pleasanton) in 20055 Lake Chabot, United States

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

Join our team of dedicated professionals and transform your nursing practice!

Stanford Nurses are recognized as bold leaders, compassionate healers, educators, and mentors, providing the highest standards of excellence in care while generating long-term impressions that continue to set SHC apart as the best place to work and thrive. Stanford Nursing offers a wide array of career advancement opportunities, access to the latest technologies and health care innovations, and boasts a workplace culture that encourages personal growth and work-life balance, while honoring its commitment to delivering evidence-based and patient-centered care.

ANCC Magnet Designation: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Model provides a framework for clinical, operational, and leadership practice, serving as a roadmap for Stanford Nursing's ongoing pursuit toward nursing excellence.

Watson Caring Science: Beginning in 2007, SHC embraced Jean Watson's transformative "Caring Science" theory of human caring and love. This intertwining of "Caring Science" with nursing practice translates into increased intentionality and a deepening of authentic presence; thereby renewing nurse relationships through universal, ethical, and person-centered care.


Our core benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, an employee assistance program, savings and spending accounts, disability, life and accident insurance, and COBRA. For medical insurance, you have the choice of three generous health plans through Stanford Health Care Alliance, Aetna, or Kaiser Permanente. Each plan includes 100% coverage for preventive care, telemedicine through Teledoc, prescription drug coverage, and behavioral health coverage. Additional incentives exist for healthy choices. And so much more – Generous Leave & Time Off, Wellness Program, Special Programs, Educational Assistance, and Adoption Assistance!

A Brief Overview

The Oncology Nurse Navigator is a licensed nurse who has experience in cancer clinical care coordination and care management. This position will optimize care coordination, patient experience and improve the clinical outcome for patients by providing nurse-led navigation throughout the patient journey from diagnosis to survivorship. The Oncology Nurse Navigator is responsible for collaborating with the physician and their clinical team, including but not limited to patient care coordinators, patient financial counselors, clinical research coordinators, social workers, genetic counselors, and other supportive care specialists in the cancer service line. The Navigator is part of an interdisciplinary team to triage the patient's clinical and supportive care needs and connect them to services that will benefit a holistic approach throughout their care continuum. This position fosters a relationship of trust with the patient and their caregiver(s), serves as the patient's clinical care advocate, as well as connects the care across the clinical teams taking care of the patient. Navigation activities that are developed in the cancer destination service line will need to be carefully monitored for facilitating shared decision-making, ensuring patient engagement, addressing the patient's needs, and facilitating communication that is in alignment with the patient's values and preferences across the clinical care journey.

What you will do

  • Ensures the clinical care meets the guidelines as outlined in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and/or Stanford clinical care pathways, including clinical trials available across the Cancer DSL Network.

  • Assess the education needs of the patient, providing the patient with disease-specific information including available clinical trials, treatment options, symptom management and supportive care programs.

  • Addresses clinical and health system barriers to care and provisions of services to at–risk populations as identified by the nurse navigation tracking tools. Works in collaboration with social work and nutrition to address environmental barriers impacting the patients’ ability to adhere to their cancer care pathways as appropriate.

  • Facilitates communication with all members of the cancer clinical care team and provides one-on-one oncology nurse navigation to address the mental, emotional, and physical needs of the patient, caregiver(s), and family.

  • Focuses on clinically oriented referrals, second opinions, outside testing, local treatment options, and supportive care options in the community where the patient lives.

  • Provides clinical care and educational materials in a culturally appropriate manner and facilitates additional services as needed to meet the cultural needs of the patient and their family.

  • Screens and assesses for distress and refers to appropriate support services within the cancer destination service line and/or community.

  • From diagnosis through treatment, survivorship, and/or palliation, strategic touchpoints with the patient will be performed following NCCN/Stanford quality guidelines implemented by the cancer destination service line.

  • Helps support appropriate accreditation requirements within the Cancer DSL Cancer Centers and ensure that quality standards are met with the accreditation team (i.e, CoC, NAPBC, QOPI).

  • Serves as Stanford Cancer DSL representative and liaison to academies and associations, including but not limited to Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN), Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).


  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from an accredited college /university

  • MS or MSN - Preferred

  • CA-RN (Registered Nurse)

  • OCN - Oncology Nurse Certification preferred

  • AOCNS - Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist preferred

  • BLS - Basic Life Support .

  • Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in oncology

  • Experience with nurse navigation and/or ambulatory oncology case management - Preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Clinical knowledge of the disease process, clinical trial information, symptom management, and appropriate cancer care services

  • Knowledge of the overall cancer disease processes and treatment

  • Knowledge of medical terminology required

  • Ability to manage group processes and build an effective working relationship

  • Requires strong problem-solving, decision-making, and critical-thinking skills

  • Ability to implement professional and community-based education programs

  • Experience with MS Office

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Organized and detailed oriented with strong follow-through abilities

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge in adult learning styles and various teaching methods: ability to deliver educational programs to staff and community.

  • Experience with Epic EMR.

  • Ability to integrate patient care with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team and provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in the assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care.

  • Ability to develop materials involving graphics and tables.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions

Blood Borne Pathogens

  • Category II - Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care

  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health

  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination


Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Base Pay Scale: Generally starting at $74.66 - $98.94 per hour

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.

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