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Orthopedic Navigator Coord

  • Job ID: 229568906
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65501 POP15 ORTHO Administration
  • Location: 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $33.86 to $57.80 / hour


UPP Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is looking for a highly motivated Orthopedic Nurse Navigator/Coordinator to work as part of a multidisciplinary care team to serve our Trauma and Spine orthopedic patient population in Pittsburgh, PA! The navigator will provide high quality nursing care, telephonic case management, and care coordination throughout the continuity of care from the pre-operative setting through a patients entire episode of care. This ONN/Coordinator will implemented and modify each patient care plan, as necessary, throughout the transition of care to ensure that the patient achieves quality care outcomes.



  • Pre-Operative Period:- Develop standardized care plans in conjunction with the appropriate surgeons including: pre-op, post-op and discharge orders.- Meet with patients one-on-one and communicate the role of the Navigator/Coordinator in the care continuum and the expectations for the patient throughout the episode of care.- Identify and track all pre-operative requirements for the patient and ensure they are completed.- Establish and maintain relationship based care with the patient and family.- Coordinate the collection of clinical information from the patient record (EMR) and perform telephonic health assessments to determine risk stratification (Including a comprehensive assessment of the physical, emotional, environmental, and psychosocial needs of the patient).
  • Willing to learn and utilize Cerner, EpicCare, the O.R. Registration Portal, and other software systems in daily activities to effectively manage Trauma and Spine orthopedic patients throughout the continuum of care
  • Learn and understand the various evolving requirements of insurers and regulators in relation to Trauma and Spine orthopedic care.
  • Post-Operative Period- Communicate and collaborate with multiple providers and multi-disciplinary care team members to determine discharge destinations for patients post procedure.- Follow-up with patients at pre-determined intervals and as needed throughout the episode of care based on patient status, both telephonically and on-site.- Coordinate and track physician appointment follow-ups (including patients PCP, surgeon, and other appropriate providers) at pre-determined intervals for the patient post procedure.- Serves as a clinical liaison with outside care providers to include, but not limited to, home health nursing, PT/OT, rehab and SNFs, as well as, third party administrators.
  • Pre-Operative Period:- Collect and organize all appropriate pre-operative information for all patients including but not limited to (Outpatient PT assessment, pre-op labs, EKG, H&P, Chest X-ray, MRSA nasal swab, and pre-procedure discharge planning).- Collaborate with patients PCP offices and/or hospital pre-op testing centers when necessary to gather important pre-op health information.- Schedule and verify patient education class dates.- Organize and teach patient education classes when necessary.- Coordinate and verify the patients O.R. reservation.- Identify and communicate barriers for the patient for enhanced discharge planning.
  • Maintain flexibility and awareness with changing workloads and patient activity.
  • As part of the Trauma and Spine program the Orthopedic Nurse Navigator/Coordinator is responsible for managing all assigned trauma and spine orthopedic patients throughout their episodes of care, utilizing an intra-collaborative approach.
  • Adhere to the scope of practice for a Registered Professional Nurse per Pennsylvania state regulatory guidelines.
  • Peri-Operative Period- Organize and monitor care plans throughout the transitions of care to optimize patient outcomes.- Ensure patients receive appropriate educational teaching materials throughout their episode of care and that they are completing all necessary classwork.- Coordinate with care providers in the acute, post-acute, and outpatient settings to identify important patient needs (home health, DME, physical therapy, mental health, and various other community services).- Reevaluate the plan of care on an ongoing basis based on a patients health status to determine any necessary changes with other providers involved in the patients care.- Maintain confidentiality of all patient information per HIPAA and UPMC guidelines.



  • Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing.
  • BSN required, Masters preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years nursing experience in a hospital setting.
  • Telephonic case management experience highly preferred. Experience with the orthopedic specialty highly preferred.
  • Candidates must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and the ability to work independently, multi-task, and problem-solve. Professional oral and written communication skills.

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Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

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