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Tufts Medicine Oncology Nurse Navigator in Lowell, Massachusetts

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Oncology RN to work close to home at a 3-time Magnet -recognized community hospital.

The Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) uses their oncology-specific clinical knowledge to offer individualized guidance to patients, families and caregivers to foster independence during their complex cancer journey. Using the nursing process, an ONN assesses patient needs and provides education and resources to facilitate appropriate and timely quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum. (ONS definition). The ONN creates an environment of care that is patient-centered. Responsiblities include:

  • Participates in day-to-day operations of the program including patient education and planning of chemotherapy treatment.

  • Serve as a liaison and advocate between the patient and family, primary care physician, internal and external care providers, specialists, support network members and the healthcare community.

  • Effectively and efficiently plans, coordinates, implements and monitors care across service lines for patients requiring oncologic care.

  • Identifies and provides guidance to patients and eliminates potential barriers to care by identifying and referring to appropriate resources.

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with diverse audiences including professional staff, patients, community and other service lines to promote and provide comprehensive, quality care.

  • Builds relationships with patients and physicians to coordinate a plan of care to include education, appointments and transportation.

  • Participates in program evaluation and development of strategic goals consistent with the Cancer Center mission and professional values.

  • Participates in the QA/QI projects for the program.

  • Supports the research activities of the program.

  • Exhibits professional commitment through individual integrity, honesty and accountability to self and others

  • Delivers expert clinical care through evidenced-based practice partnerships with patients, families and colleagues.


  • BSN required

  • Valid MA RN license

  • OCN required, or must obtain

  • Strongly preferred: 2 years + similar experience

  • BLS required

    What We Offer:

  • Clinical Advancement Program which provides advancement opportunities and financial rewards

  • Competitive salaries & benefits

  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match

  • Shared governance: Nurses are encouraged to participate in our unit based councils or one of the many other council opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Clinical mobility tracks

  • Free on-campus parking

    Magnet Designation: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care with our 3rd designation achieved in August 2020. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. It is the highest level of recognition an organization can receive for providing the very best quality in patient care. Only 2% of hospitals have attained a 3rd Magnet designation.

    Tufts Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.