RN- Navigator- Heart and Vascular Associates

Location
Tacoma, WA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
2/7/2018
Closes
2/22/2018
Specialty
Cardiology, Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are looking for a RN Navigator to join our Heart Failure Clinic located in Pierce County.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for coordinating the individualized care continuum for patients diagnosed with on-going critical health conditions by serving as an advocate, educator, consultant, leader and community ambassador for the specific patient population served in accordance with CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) standards/guidelines, applicable statutory requirements and accepted clinical practice for the clinical nurse profession to achieve quality, cost-effective and patient-focused outcomes.  An incumbent is a consistent care coordinator throughout the continuum of care and is able to assess the physical, psychological and social needs of the patient.  Work is strongly focused on: 1) guiding the patient/family through the complex healthcare system, working to eliminate barriers that might otherwise adversely impact patient care/outcomes; and 2) helping to coordinate the efforts of the medical team to facilitate continuity of care and enhance patient satisfaction.  

Incumbents are also accountable for keeping abreast of new/changing regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility; maintaining current knowledge of departmental policies/standards/procedures, Joint Commission standards, new clinical procedures/processes, patient safety goals, core measure quality indicators and other issues/requirements impacting matters within assigned scope of responsibility; ensuring these factors are considered and integrated into clinical, performance improvement and education activities.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinates care for all assigned patients throughout the continuum of care from diagnosis to release from care. Develops and shares assessments, goals, nursing interventions and patient response; remains a support system throughout the patient’s course of treatment.

  • Provides education to meet the needs to patient, families, healthcare providers, and the community.

  • Consults and collaborates with other providers to meet the medical, social, and financial needs of patients; Formulates an individualized, holistic care plan for patients and evaluates general management of patients and patient’s response to nursing interventions and multi-disciplinary treatment plans.

  • Provides accurate and timely data tracking, management, evaluation and reporting of clinical/treatment protocols/practices through ongoing observation and analysis of current activities.

  • Provides operational support and contributes to clinical research activities conducted by department.

  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

  • Other: Performs related duties as required.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or other related discipline, graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and three years of related professional nursing work experience in the clinical focus area that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities.  Previous navigator work experience is strongly preferred. 

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or related field is strongly preferred.

License/Certification:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification.

  • If assigned to Cardiology/EP department:  Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

  • If assigned to Oncology department: Certification by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) required within one year of date of hire.