Job Summary: The Nurse Navigator (NN) is a RN who works collaboratively with physicians, staff and other health care professionals to provide key care coordination across the health care spectrum for all patients within the hospital setting. They are a crucial member of the health care team, responsible for educating patients about their disease, prescribed treatment, acting as a clinical resource, and engaging the patient throughout their care through utilization of best practice and high quality standards across the continuum. The NN requires the ability to communicate effectively with patients, care givers, member of the healthcare team as well as outside agencies. Overall success of the NN role is measured by the results of process/outcome performance measures for the patient population cared for within each hospital department. The NN will report to the hospital leadership appropriate to each area as well as the Chief Nursing Officer. The NN will collaborate with the FHN leadership team to ensure alignment with FHN strategic goals, mission and vision. The NN will adhere to FHN PRIDE standards.
Education/Experience: Associate Degree in Nursing is required. Registered Nurse with 2-5 years prior field-related and other-job related experience. As a nurse navigator is going to be present in many hospital departments, the candidate taking this position should be proficient and knowledgeable in the skills and population pertinent to that particular department.
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