Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Navigator RN in Tacoma, Washington
Franciscan Medical Group
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Employment Type: Full Time
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Requisition ID 2022-250453 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 7:30a-4p Remote No Category Staff Nurse
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CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.
As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following additional benefits:
Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
Commute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!
Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full time RN-Navigator for our Franciscan Neurology Associates in Tacoma, WA. Strong team environment, great learning/training opportunies. Independent role to work directly with Neurologists to coordinate patient care. No nights, evenings, weekends or organizationally recognized holidays required. Come join our cohesive, energetic and dynamic team!
This job is responsible for coordinating the individualized care continuum for patients diagnosed with on-going critical health conditions by serving as an advocate, educator, consultant, leader and community ambassador for the specific patient population served in accordance with CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) standards/guidelines, applicable statutory requirements and accepted clinical practice for the clinical nurse profession to achieve quality, cost-effective and patient-focused outcomes. An incumbent is a consistent care coordinator throughout the continuum of care and is able to assess the physical, psychological and social needs of the patient. Work is strongly focused on: 1) guiding the patient/family through the complex healthcare system, working to eliminate barriers that might otherwise adversely impact patient care/outcomes; and 2) helping to coordinate the efforts of the medical team to facilitate continuity of care and enhance patient satisfaction.
Incumbents are also accountable for keeping abreast of new/changing regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility; maintaining current knowledge of departmental policies/standards/procedures, Joint Commission standards, new clinical procedures/processes, patient safety goals, core measure quality indicators and other issues/requirements impacting matters within assigned scope of responsibility; ensuring these factors are considered and integrated into clinical, performance improvement and education activities.
Coordinates care for all assigned patients throughout the continuum of care from diagnosis to release from care. Develops and shares assessments, goals, nursing interventions and patient response; remains a support system throughout the patient’s course of treatment.
Provides education to meet the needs to patient, families, healthcare providers, and the community.
Consults and collaborates with other providers to meet the medical, social, and financial needs of patients; Formulates an individualized, holistic care plan for patients and evaluates general management of patients and patient’s response to nursing interventions and multi-disciplinary treatment plans.
Provides accurate and timely data tracking, management, evaluation and reporting of clinical/treatment protocols/practices through ongoing observation and analysis of current activities.
Provides operational support and contributes to clinical research activities conducted by department.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.
Other: Performs related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or other related discipline, graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and three years of related professional nursing work experience in the clinical focus area that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous navigator work experience is strongly preferred.
Additional equivalent qualifying work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities may be substituted for two years of the degree requirement (Associate’s degree required).
Master’s degree in Nursing or related field is strongly preferred.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification.
If assigned to Cardiology/EP department: Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
If assigned to Oncology department: Certification by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) required within one year of date of hire.
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