Job Description

Job Title: Nurse Navigator
Job ID: 683477
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Medical Group
Department: Administration
Location: 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

UPMC Susquehanna is currently seeking a Nurse Navigator! This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to assist discharged patients with follow-up calls to ensure that their needs are being met. This is a great position for someone who is looking to utilize their clinical skills in a different capacity.

**No weekends or holidays are required**

To function as a member of an interdisciplinary team, providing expert care related to wellness, prevention, illness and rehabilitation. Functions as an advocate for the patient and their family and acts as a liaison for resources and services. Serves as a clinical resource and consultant to members of the healthcare team and provides staff development. Participates in the evaluation of patient care and specialty services and programs through quality improvement activities.

Responsibilities:
  • Assesses and addresses the educational needs of individual patients and members of the community as a whole, in regard to health issues with an emphasis on specialty practice. Participates in the evaluation and development of patient education materials and provides individualized teaching based on needs of the patients and the community.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in guiding the patient and family in regard to diagnostic and treatment options. Provides emotional support specialized patient care, support and educational needs. Assumes the role of care coordinator and patient advocate throughout the process.
  • Coordinates tests, treatments, referrals and appointments as necessary to meet the physical, spiritual and psycho-social needs of the patient and family. Provides clinical support and patient care during procedures.
  • Demonstrates UPMC's commitment to service excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough
  • Integrates current research findings and technology into practice, performance improvement, and education as appropriate.
  • Monitors changes in legislation and regulations to assure that effective actions are taken in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Participates in the evaluation of patient care and programs through quality improvement activities. Identifies and coordinates performance improvement activities, including monitoring, evaluation, and development of appropriate outcomes; participates in processes to implement change.
  • Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs. Provides health promotion, disease prevention, and nursing care while cognizant of age, developmental status, culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation to individual patients and members of the community.
  • Provides expert knowledge of specialty (i.e. women's, breast health, oncology, etc.) issues to health care professionals and patients/families. Works closely with the interdisciplinary team to meet the education and development needs of the professional and ancillary staff.
  • Provides staff development and serves as a clinical resource and consultant to members of the interdisciplinary team, identifying additional resources as needed.
  • Uses all components of the nursing process, to provide comprehensive nursing care, support and education to patients and their families during screening and diagnostic tests, treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation.
  • Works as a team member to plan, develop, market and implement community health and wellness educational programming and health care services, with an emphasis on specialty care.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nursing Licensure
  •  Bachelors Degree preferred 
  • Three to five years of current clinical experience
  • Must be self-directed and possess strong leadership and communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge and clinical competence in the area of specialty with an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention throughout the life continuum. Demonstrates ability for high degree of analysis, critical thinking and independent clinical judgment. This position typically reports to Department Manager/Nurse Manager

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Nurse currently licensed in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania Current certification in specialty or obtained within one year CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $28.33 to $43.91

Union Position: No

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