The Nurse Patient Navigator functions as a Nurse Patient Navigator and serves as an advocate, interpreter, educator and counselor for a group of patients.
The Nurse Patient Navigator manages the care of assigned patients in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to ensure high quality and comprehensive healthcare and ancillary services.
The Nurse Patient Navigator serves as the single point of contact to assigned patients and caregivers.
The Nurse Patient Navigator remains a support system to patients and caregivers throughout the patient’s treatment.
The Nurse Patient Navigator uses clinical/nursing knowledge and skills in the performance of job responsibilities.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN licensure in Virginia
AHA BLS Certification
Specialty Nursing Certification in either Nurse Navigation or area of specialty within one year of hire in position
Minimum of three (3) years of relevant clinical experience in nursing, patient education; case management and/or navigation
Previous experience in specialty area
Previous nurse navigation or leadership experience
Experience within an academic, teaching hospital
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
Master’ Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
Independent action(s) required:
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider medical/treatment orders.
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and established national nursing practice standards. All practice is guided by and follows the VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice guidelines.
Organizes and plans work with input from the patient/family with specific outcomes identified.
Demonstrates use of sound clinical judgment based on nursing knowledge/experience.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A
Additional position requirements:
Positions are primarily weekday work but may be expected to work into the evening or on the weekend, depending on assignment.
May be required to go to all VCUHS locations.
Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical - Lifting less than 20 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive): Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change
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