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This position will split time between the Ambulatory Care Unit and Nurse Navigation Roles for Surgical Services

SUMMARY: The delivery system practiced at FHN Memorial Hospital employs the concepts of team nursing incorporating the workforce standards as set forth by FHN. Coordinates and provides nursing care to identified patient population. Utilizes team approach for delegation, critical thinking and problem solving skills to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Demonstrates competencies in accordance with specific performance standards.

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 and/or EXPERIENCE: Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, with a BSN preferred with 2-5 years of prior field-related and other job-related experience.  The nurse navigator part of this role should be proficient and knowledgeable in the sills and population pertinent to the department. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registered Nurse currently licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. CPR certified.

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