The Nurse Navigator is responsible for the coordination of patient care across the continuum under the auspices of a provider's prescribed plan of care, national guidelines, and within the scope of nursing practice. The navigator educates/provides information and support to patients in order to guide and facilitate understanding of treatment plans prescribed by licensed independent practitioners and/or within scope of nursing practice. Oversees, directs, and provides holistic, culturally competent and evidence-based nursing care. Monitors patient outcomes and participates in quality improvement activities. Contributes to and collaborates with health care team members to positively impact patient outcomes and patient experiences. The Nurse Navigator is recognized as a professional role model and clinical expert and promotes a professional environment that supports nursing excellence and collaborative shared decision-making. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS FORMAL EDUCATION/TRAINING : Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required. Master's degree preferred. Professional certification in clinical area required within six months of hire if appropriate (OCN, CCRN, etc).
PRIOR EXPERIENCE Approximately three to four years of progressively more responsible clinical nursing experience in specialty area is required. CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE License as a registered nurse in the District of Columbia is required