Legacy Health

Oncology Nurse Navigator

Job Location Good Samaritan Medical Ctr campus
Position Status Regular Full-Time
Requisition ID
Cancer Program Admin
Avg Hours Per Week
Pay Range
USD $39.12/Hr. - USD $58.30/Hr.
FLSA Status
Critical to Fill
Work Days
Mon-Fri, occasional weekends


$7,000.00 sign-on bonus and relocation assistance for qualified candidates!


Primary focus areas: Breast cancer and cancer survivorship


The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) is a Registered Nurse with comprehensive oncology knowledge who demonstrates clinical judgement, assesses the needs of patients and their families/caregivers in a holistic approach, and provides care coordination, education and support throughout the disease process and cancer care continuum.  The ONN serves as central point of contact after diagnosis and helps Legacy Cancer Institute (LCI) patients and their families navigate the health care system in an organized, effective and efficient manner. The ONN provides expert guidance to patients and families to improve their understanding, prepare them for what to expect, and promote their participation in the cancer care and informed decision-making process. The ONN facilitates the timely flow of information between the various clinicians involved in the care of the patient and promotes communication between patients, families/caregivers and providers to improve quality, timeliness and continuity of care.


Must be able to travel between all Legacy Health medical centers, collaborative community sites, off-campus professional development events and community outreach activities using personal and/or public transportation.



  • Initiates contact with patients upon referral and at anticipated high stress/pivotal points throughout the cancer care experience (e.g. time of diagnosis, changes in treatment plan, transitions in care, post-treatment survivorship); makes initial and ongoing assessments of patient needs and provides appropriate interventions
  • Serves as patient advocate; provides direct and indirect patient care (in person and by phone) throughout the continuum of care and into survivorship
  • Assesses educational needs; provides appropriate and timely education to patients and family members about the cancer diagnosis/disease process, cancer care team roles, treatment options, plan of care and available resources/support services (institutional and community)
  • Works closely with interdisciplinary teams; builds and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, team members and departmental staff to facilitate timely care, improve communication, and promote continuity of cancer care services within and across systems
  • Identifies and assesses potential and realized barriers to care; facilitates referrals and access to services as appropriate to mitigate barriers and expedite the plan of care
  • Stays current on evidence-based practices and trends in oncology nurse navigation; takes responsibility to pursue professional growth and maintain education/skills/competencies
  • Takes part in patient/public/professional cancer-related education and community outreach events
  • Utilizes clinical guidelines and evidence-based research to support best practice; upholds and applies standards to ensure continued accreditation (CoC and NAPBC)


The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated expertise in area of oncology specialty, navigation/care coordination experience (especially in the ambulatory care setting) and desire to work with interdisciplinary cancer care team(s). Attention to detail and strong critical thinking ability is a necessary quality as well as passion for oncology patient care and cancer program development.



  • BSN or actively matriculated into a BSN degree program with the expectation that BSN degree will be completed within 6 months of hire
  • Minimum two years of relevant adult oncology experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; able to adjust to variable audiences and levels of education; strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates a caring compassionate attitude toward others; cooperative and approachable demeanor; readily acts as a role model and staff resource
  • Requires minimal supervision; self-motivated; able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong problem-solving, organization/time management and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrates professionalism; remains composed under stress; follows through on commitments
  • Computer proficiency to include: EMR (EPIC), Microsoft Office and Web-Based Applications



  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • OCN certification, must be obtained within 2 years of hire. Additional certifications related to oncology nurse navigation/area of oncology specialty recommended
  • Care coordination/nurse navigation experience
  • Accreditation and/or program development experience


  • Current applicable state RN license (Oregon and Washington) required. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers. #lh


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