Patient Nurse Navigator- LCI Patient Navigation (Union) Full-Time Days

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Union County, NC, USA
  • Feb 09, 2018
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

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Job Summary
Coordinate the patient's care to increase the efficiency and quality of care that is delivered to the patient. This role will start with the time of the patient's diagnosis and will continue through the patient's journey throughout their care. Will be the patient advocate and care for them in a highly supportive and personal manner and also will serve as a liaison to ensure that patients and families receive resources and services as needed.

Essential Functions
  • Provides language specific education, psychosocial support, and necessary resources for newly diagnosed patients pertinent to their specific disease, and their families (language specific), and coordinates appropriate referrals for those needed services.
  • Educates and provides information to new and existing patients and families regarding diagnosis; work-up; treatments to include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy; support services, financial issues; community resources; survivorship issues and follow-up.
  • Serves as liaison for patients and families between departments.
  • Ensures and coordinates(where appropriate) new patient referrals, scheduling of exams, procedures and appointments, identifies potential gaps as well as the coordination of care for patients returning to their communities for treatment and follow-up.
  • Contacts every newly diagnosed patient at the time of the diagnosis.
  • Assesses every new patient for emotional and social needs as well as barriers to care such as: Health insurance, transportation, etc., and refers to the needed resources.
  • Identifies trend barriers to patient expedient care and will conduct service recovery as needed. Responsible for patient satisfaction.
Physical Requirements
Ability to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching. May require sitting/standing for long periods of time.

Education, Experience and Certifications
BSN Degree Required/MSN Preferred. Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina required. Will be required to achieve OCN or certification in the appropriate specialized field within 2 years of being in the position. Experience as an Oncology Nurse. Excellent communication skills required.

 
At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
 
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
 
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer