RN Care Navigator - Community Wellness Center - Full-time
Must have a minimum of two years of clinical experience as a registered nurse. Intensive Care Unit/hospice/healthcare experience servicing the chronically ill patient preferred. Verbal communication skills required to deal with interpersonal situations in a professional manner. Must have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. BSN required or in process of completion within 2 years of placement into the position.
Reporting directly to the RN Manager of Care Transitions, with clinical oversight by the Director of Care Continuum, the RN Care Navigator will ensure a high quality of care is being provided consistent with the mission of the hospital. The RN Care Navigator will assist in the coordination of care with physicians (both within the hospital and community physicians) and staff to serve terminally ill, chronic and complex care patients through education, care management, quality improvement, and support programs. This position requires full understanding of palliative care, care transitions, and chronic disease management. The RN Care Navigator will contribute to the training and education of others, developing clinical practice across all aspects of care transitions, complex care management and palliative care. He/She will be expected to research and promote the use of evidence-based practice within the multidisciplinary team.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.
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