Patient Navigator (RN)
• The Orthopedic Nurse Navigator is responsible for guiding orthopedic patients throughout the entire continuum of care, from office visit to surgical procedure, discharge to home/Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), and provide follow-up/guidance through out the post-discharge phase. The focus of this role is to streamline the services provided by the Center for Orthopedic Excellence, enhance the patient/family experience, and decrease the LOS and improve patient outcomes. The Orthopedic Nurse Navigator works closely with the Center for Orthopedic Excellence Team, Orthopedic practice managers, Surgeons, Home Health Agencies, SNFs, and Community programs to effectively coordinate the plan of care prior to the day of surgery and beyond discharge. Some travel may be required.
I. Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
II. Experience (Type & Length): Experience in Orthopedics required.
III. Certification/Licensure: MA Nursing License, BLS required.
IV. Software/Hardware: Strong computer proficiency required, including Meditech, Microsoft Office products, Databases, and Internet.
V. Other: Must demonstrate excellent organization and multi-tasking skills. Must demonstrate professionalism and possess the skill, knowledge and ability to interact collaboratively with healthcare teams. Demonstrates innovation, expert problem solving skills and is self motivated.