Semi-Full time position.Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Surgical Specialty Care, the Nurse Navigator is responsible for coordinating referrals from physicians and health care facilities for patients referred to the Colo-rectal Health Center, providing a significant level of patient education related to their illness and planned treatment.
Patient Coordination. Works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate patientâ€™s care plan. Assesses patientâ€™s health status by completing screening tool and conducting an interview with the patient, family or significant other either in person or via the phone. Differentiates normal and abnormal. Notifies attending physician of findings needing attention pre- or post-operatively.
Clinical Protocol Development. Works with designated physicians to develop and maintain clinical protocols.
Patient Education. Provides pre- and post-operative patient education related to their illness and planned treatment. Works with marketing and outreach departments to educate referring physicians and facilities on available resources.
Clinical Improvement. Proactively develops and enhances processes with the goal of improving the clinical experience for referred patients and the referring physician.
Liaison. Communicates with referring physiciansâ€™ offices as appropriate to the patient and physicianâ€™s needs Identifies problems or potential problems and initiates appropriate actions.
Qualifications: Graduate of a BSN nursing program accredited in the State of Ohio. Master degree in Nursing or Public Health (MSN/MPH) preferred. Two years experience in nursing as a health or patient educator or as a pharmaceutical rep. Must have knowledge of basic computer skills. Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS). Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Apply Online. Resume may be submitted upon completion of application.
Human Resources, Division of Recruitment and Retention
Akron General Health System
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
Akron General Health System is an equal opportunity employer.