Nurse Navigator

Job ID: J132892
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: 4 Allegheny Center
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 7, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Serves as the consistent point of contact for referring physicians, patients, caregivers, families, and the community. Facilitates patient flow, including coordination of appointments and assists the patient with accessing clinical and supportive care services within the Network. The RN Nurse Navigator coordinates all aspects of care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team for all adult patients within specialized disease state to ensure they receive quality and comprehensive services. Identifies community needs and provides education, screening, support, referrals, coordination of care, and any other assistance identified as necessary.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees community outreach, high risk populations and disease specific sites to establish and sustain working relationships within the network (health plan, physicians, office staff, social services staff, financial counselor, dietician, etc.).
  • Educates and coordinates care regarding patient's diagnosis, treatment options, course of treatment, clinical trial information and resources available.
  • Works with health care team to ensure safe handoff, coordination of care between facilities as well as inpatient to outpatient or outpatient to inpatient coordination of care. Works with High-Risk Care Teams to reduce re-admissions. May work with and/or assist Registry staff with data collection, patient outcomes and updates care delivery models.
  • Coordinates appointments including all aspects of the multi-disciplinary team (physicians, consults, supportive care services, etc. and accompanies patients as needed to appointments. Ensures that medication adherence issues are addressed.
  • Works with AHN physician offices/facilities to identify at-risk patients and assists in facilitating appropriate screening processes.
  • Trends data and outcomes as established for the navigation program. Identifies gaps to improve patient care across the continuum.
  • Develops or attends an existing clinical care conference to report out on active patients to the multidisciplinary team.
  • May identify bereavement needs of families and develop plan of care.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Registered Nurse required.
  • 1-3 year(s) nursing experience in the specialty required.

Preferred

  • BSN
  • Certification in area of expertise.
  • Valid PA driver's license may be required.
  • Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA) clearance may be required depending on location.

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.  
 
Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 
 


 

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