Nurse Navigator, Lung Health Program

Job Requisition #: JR67230

End Date: 6/30/2023

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is currently seeking a part-time (32 hours per week) Nurse Navigator for our Lung Health Program. The home base for this position will be on our Wilmington, DE campus.

Primary Function:

  • To manage the care of at-risk cancer patients and their families through collaboration with the multi-disciplinary care team utilizing appropriate clinical guidelines.
  • To provide/coordinate quality patient care throughout the healthcare continuum.
  • To impact population health.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes a comprehensive assessment of the patient upon initial encounter and periodically throughout navigation, matching unmet needs with appropriate services and referrals and support services, such as dietitians, social work, genetic counselor, and financial services to maintain healthy lifestyle choices and self-care strategies.
  • Identifies potential and realized barriers to care (e.g., transportation, childcare, elder care, housing, language, culture, literacy, role disparity, psychosocial, employment, financial, insurance) and facilitates referrals.
  • Schedules or facilitates scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures to expedite the plan of care timely follow-up to promote continuity of care
  • Assesses patient and family learning needs to identify barriers to education (e.g., literacy, language, cultural influences, comorbidities)
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to develop patients' clinical treatment plan
  • Educates the patient/family/caregiver: diagnosis, treatment options, side effect management, post treatment and survivorship.
  • Acts as a liaison and advocate between the patients, families, caregivers, and health care providers to promote and optimize patient outcomes
  • Contributes to Thoracic/IP program development, implementation, and evaluation within the healthcare system and community
  • Contributes to the knowledge base of the healthcare community and in support of the ONN role through activities such as involvement in professional organizations, presentations, publications, and research
  • Participates in system committees such as magnet, cancer, nursing council, safety, cultural competency/diversity, patient education, professional nursing council

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Three or more years of combined clinical experience in oncology, surgical, and/or pulmonary care.
  • Oncology Certification (OCN) or Case Management Certification (CCM) preferred or must be obtained within two years of hire into this position 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Special Requirements:

  • Delaware RN licensure required

Qualified candidates should apply online and attach a current resume for consideration.

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EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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