Patient Navigation Job Roles by Levels of Experience: Workforce Development Task Group, American Cancer Society National Navigation Roundtable (ACS NNRT) 2023

The ACS NNRT Workforce Task Group worked on the roles and responsibilities of entry, intermediate, and advanced level cancer patient navigators. This table provides a resource for creating job descriptions for navigators with specific levels of expertise and for patient navigators to advance their oncology careers and attain a higher level of expertise.

___2022b WFD Navigation Job Performance Behaviors by 3 Levels (Entry, Intermediate and Advanced).xlsx; WFD Competency_Job_Beh LANDSCAP;

Integrative Oncology Patient Navigator Training Course

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is excited to share that we are launching an online Integrative Oncology Patient Navigator Training in partnership with The Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH).

This online self-paced professional training course for healthcare and integrative health practitioners provides in-depth education about integrative oncology and current complementary cancer therapies, how to review evidence for these therapies, body mechanisms targeted by various integrative approaches, and how to craft integrative care plans. Learners from various professions can earn a certificate of completion and up to 44 CEUs/Contact Hours including Nurses, Social Workers, Health and Wellness Coaches, and Nutrition Specialists.

For more information and to register visit Smith Center


Susan G. Komen® is conducting a research study to learn more about how to best meet the needs of MBC patients through patient navigation, and we need your help! We would like to hear the barriers MBC patients and patient navigators face so we can design a patient navigation training module to respond to these needs. See the flyer for eligibility requirements and more information.

For this study, you will be asked to participate in a 1-hour introductory call and 2-hour focus group, both on a virtual platform. The focus group conversations will be focused on the experiences of those diagnosed with MBC or the patient navigators serving MBC patients. You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • 21 years or older,
  • a U.S. citizen
  • an individual who has been diagnosed with MBC

OR a patient navigator (defined as individuals who identify and address barriers to accessing healthcare services in a fragmented healthcare system serving the breast cancer community)

If you are interested in participating, please complete the interest form found here.

For questions or to receive more information, contact the study team at

 Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)


Is a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your state, community, community organization, business, healthcare organization, or school. 

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends patient navigation services to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings among historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic populations and people with lower incomes. The recommendation is based on a systematic review of 34 studies.