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Nurse Navigator- Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Company: Saint Peter's Healthcare System
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Job Description:

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Summary

The nurse navigator will work directly with patients, their families and the multidisciplinary team. In addition to supporting the clinical staff, the navigator will support and guide patients/families in understanding recommended tests and/or treatment plan. The nurse navigator facilitates patient follow-up by retrieving test results, tracking outcomes, and expedites communication in order to improve continuity of care. This will enhance the medical management of complex conditions, and streamline the intervention process. He/ she will serve as a point of contact for referring physicians, patients and caregivers to provide resources and assistance with accessing clinical and supportive care services. The nurse navigator creates a seamless flow through the health system so the patient can focus on his/her condition.

Full Time

Specifications:


  • RN license in state of NJ required. BSN required

  • Minimum three years clinical experience required.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience appropriate to the target patient population; must be able to understand and coordinate the multidisciplinary nature of care across settings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track outstanding test results and appointments
  • Knowledge and application of pertinent computer programs including Microsoft office, Excel and medical software. Strong computer, web navigation and research skills.
  • Proven ability for collaboration and teamwork with members of the professional clinical care team.
  • Ability to work independently under general instructions and with a team; highly motivated
  • Bilingual in Spanish is highly desired

    Essential Position Functions:


    • Schedule follow-up appointments and provide information and reminders to patients & physician offices.
    • Facilitate insurance authorization for genetic labs and radiology testing.
    • Facilitate appropriate consultative referrals as recommended by geneticist.
    • Track all requested testing, studies, and consultations to ensure that recommended plan is implemented in a timely fashion and that there are no outstanding studies.
    • Reviews pertinent clinical details including diagnostic imaging studies, lab values, and notifies departmental physician of abnormal findings.
    • Verify that documentation of all requested testing, studies, and consults has been reviewed and signed off by a departmental physician and entered into the EMR.
    • Assist in educating patients regarding planned procedures, medications, treatments; develop a patient-specific teaching plan as needed.
    • Contact patients as needed to ensure compliance and monitor response to treatment.
    • Assist with therapy and social support systems transitions associated with relocation or change in guardianship.
    • Demonstrate awareness and respect toward the patient, family and/or significant others as an individual and family unit.
    • Plan, organize, and provide direct care to the patient, as appropriate, if called upon to do so.

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