The Nurse Navigator position is a Registered Nurse with recognized leadership abilities and sound clinical skills who serves as a patient advocate in the provision of personalized care coordination across the healthcare continuum.Â This position helps to facilitate appointments with specialist and support services, provides patient and site-specific education, and maintains appropriate communication with the medical, clinical and support staff as well as the patient and family.
The position works with physicians, advanced practice providers, ambulatory staff, hospital departments, and out-patient services to facilitate scheduling of diagnostic and treatment procedures, physician appointments, as well as supportive care.
This position will maintain, develop, and coordinate multidisciplinary prospective treatment conferences, whether as a complement to a clinic or a standalone collaborative forum. Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to patients and participates in related continuing education.
Executes leadership in the following areas:Â Direct/Indirect Patient Care, Support of Systems, Research, Education, and Professional Leadership.Â He/she works collaboratively with the nursing staff, medical staff, educators, managers, and all members of the health care team to accomplish the responsibilities outlined below.Â Must have strong communication skills.
Minimum Education:â¢BA or BSN in nursing. â¢MN/MSN (or in process) PreferredMinimum Experience/Knowledge:â¢Two yearsâ nursing experience.â¢Experience in relevant practice setting requiring coordination of complex care activities.â¢Excellent interpersonal skills required.â¢Excellent verbal and written communication skills.â¢Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and related/ applicable software programs.Preferred:â¢Two yearsâ experience as navigator preferred.Required License/Certification:â¢Current and valid California Registered Nursing license.â¢BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association. â¢Certification as Oncology Nurse preferred if oncologic focus.â¢Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
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