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RN Patient Navigator - Community Cancer Center



Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Patient Navigator - Community Cancer Center for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. 

The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $41.20 – $61.80. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

*** Hiring Bonus & Relocation Assistance may be available! ***

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Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks - there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives! 

Responsible for the coordination of specific Cancer Program patients and provides professional nursing care to oncology patients. In collaboration with the Medical Director(s), referring physician and interdisciplinary team(s), the Patient Navigator coordinates disease specific multidisciplinary conference; subsequent specialty consultations; and provides care as needed for patients and their families utilizing resources efficiently and effectively. Coordinates the development and performance of specialty service educational activities, program evaluation and outcomes research.

Details of the position:

  • Assist patients and families in understanding their diagnosis, treatment options, and the resources available, including educating eligible patients about appropriate clinical research studies and technologies.
  • Develop and coordinate clinical guidelines of practice in specialty area.
  • Act as a single point of contact for patients and families including telephone triage regarding symptom management.
  • Follow patients through the continuum of care, in collaboration with key stakeholders in the treatment plans.
  • Develop patient education programs and tools. Reinforce patient education and direct patients and families to available resources and supportive services.
  • Ensure patients receive a treatment plan that is understandable and feasible.
  • Assess for clinical, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial, financial and other patient/family needs.
  • Coordinate timely scheduling of tests, procedures, specialty appointments and treatments.
  • Initiate referrals (both internal and external) to community resources.
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary planning conferences; develop concise patient summaries for use by the care team and document recommendations made utilizing standardized care protocols in accordance with nationally recognized care guidelines. Collaborate and follow-up with the multidisciplinary tumor conference recommendations.
  • Facilitate research and participation in clinical trials.
  • Facilitate quality improvement initiatives. Works closely with cancer registry staff to collect date, track outcomes and support strategic planning processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Accredited School of Nursing Required: Nursing and
  • Preferred: Master's Degree  
  • Minimum of 5 years Required: Experience in nursing including two years of oncology as appropriate to work setting and
  • Preferred: Management and/or program development experience
  • Required: Registered Nurse in state of practice and
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support and
  • Preferred: Oncology Certified Nurse


  • Must be able to work in a self-directed environment. (Required)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (Required)
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications (Required)
  • Insight into the roles and responsibilities of the interdisciplinary team members (Required)

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

 For a full description of the position, or for questions, contact Purneet,

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.