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Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

Company: Memorial Hermann
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

At Memorial Hermann, we---re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care. Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it. Job Summary Hermann Health System. Job Description The Nurse Navigator facilitates access to medical care for patients. Helps the patient/families navigate through possible barriers to care and ensures the patient is able to get medical access and referral resources in an efficient and expedited manner. Communicate effectively with patients, their families and their health care providers while offering medical guidance, education, support and advocating for patients to ensure proper coordination of care. The Nurse Navigator integrates education, research, management, leadership and consultation into their roles to achieve quality outcomes and to retain patient care within the Memorial Hermann Health System. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing with a Bachelor---s of Science Nursing degree required. Experience: Three (3) years of nursing experience in intended practice. Licenses/Certifications: Registered Nurse, current license and in good standing in the state of Texas Basic Life Support certificate Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and have the ability to teach, analyze and problem solve with relative ease. Must have good decision making skills. Performs duties in a manner to promote quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction, while promoting safety, cost efficiency, and a commitment to the CQI process. Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of ---we advance health--- through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann. Principle Accountabilities: Works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate patient---s care plan communication; works with multidisciplinary team to maintain and implement up-to-date coordinated care plan; communicates with all members of the healthcare team on behalf of the patient Uses clinical protocols to refer patients to appropriate specialist for diagnosis or treatment and assists patients and their families in obtaining referrals to needed specialists. Streamlines care path transitions and logistical issues. Provides support and counseling, as appropriate to the clinical situation. Triages patients--- clinical issues. Offers psychosocial/emotional support to patients/SO. Facilitates access to support networks and psychosocial assistance. Performs patient follow up post procedure/treatment. Educates patients/significant other (SO) on disease specifics and treatment options to enable patient-led treatment decisions. Provides disease specific material to patients. Facilitates patient/SO introduction to clinical trials. Builds relationships with referring physicians and potential referring physicians through education of physicians, office staff, attendance at departmental meetings, and through marketing calls. Coordinates services for physicians--- patients as requested by physicians. Serves as liaison between clinical specialists and family physicians. Documents physician contact where appropriate. Works with Nursing Leadership to create a work environment that facilitates and encourages nursing staff to demonstrate accountability for their own practice, an environment that empowers registered nurses at all levels of the organization to utilize critical thinking skills and to participate in decision making that affects their nursing practice. Participates in organizational and community initiatives to improve the professional practice of nursing and quality of patient outcomes/care. Responds to in-hospital consultations requested by nurses and documents accordingly in the medical record. Builds public awareness through presentation of lectures at meetings, participation in health fairs, and assistance with WEB site development. Practices in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, Texas Nurse Practice Act, ONS Professional Standards, Code of Ethics for Nursing and the institution---s nursing philosophy, professional practice model, and patient care delivery model and nursing strategic plan. Attends national/regional/local conferences pertinent to intended practice. Maintains knowledge of professional and industry trends. Reports monthly statistics. Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice. Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency, supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff. Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service. Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff. Other duties as assigned. 77479

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