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RN Navigator

Company: Common Spirit
Location: Merced
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewMercy Medical Center a Dignity Health member has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers a Cancer Center and several rural clinics.Wherever you work throughout our system you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality personalized care. Joining our 1300 employees 230 physicians and many volunteers you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center.ResponsibilitiesThe Nurse Navigator is assigned to a population of patients and provides individualized and comprehensive care to reduce barriers and ensure prompt access to care. Utilizing the nursing process the Nurse Navigator performs clinical assessments education on disease processes symptom management to support patients through their care continuum. The Nurse Navigator collaborates and communicates effectively with the multidisciplinary team to effectively coordinate patient care ensure continuity of care and provide exceptional patient experience. The Nurse Navigator initiates referrals to appropriate inter-disciplinary teams for physical psycho-social and spiritual support through all stages of the continuum of care. The nurse navigator also collaborates with the social worker with patient navigation and social supportive items. The nurse navigator will support quality care by participating and supporting quality improvement activities. Upholds and applies standards established by the American College of Surgeons to ensure continued accreditation as a Community Cancer Center.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications* Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse license with the state of California.* Must posses and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.* Three (3) years of recent clinical experience in Oncology.* Bachelor's degree or higher in nursing, education, healthcare, community health, or related field.* Excellent communication skills, written and oral; able to adjust to variable audiences and levels of education.* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others, across all departments.* Serves as a liaison to community organizations to articulate the mission of the Mercy Medical Center Cancer Center and our core values.* Ability to identify patient/family needs and then to coordinate and deploy resources to effectively match those needs. Ability to work on multiple projects at one time. Works under the direction of the standards established by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer. Requires minimal supervision, able to work independentPreferred* Oncology Certified Nurse OCN

Keywords: Common Spirit, Merced , RN Navigator, Healthcare , Merced, California

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