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RN Navigator CT Surgery - Nurse Navigator

Company: NCH Baker Hospital Downtown
Location: Naples
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

RN Navigator CT SurgeryFull-Time

350 7th St N

Nursing

Day

* $10,000 Sign On Bonus
* Job Summary:
* The RN Navigator Cardiothoracic Surgery works independently plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care in patient care situations using standards of care, policy, and procedure but also in conjunction with the CT Surgery department and other members of the CT Surgery Team. Provides direct nursing care to patients, assumes teaching and leadership responsibilities for CT Surgery patients participates in shared decision making, referrals, pre and post CT Surgery.




* Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
*

  • Works directly with the Cardiac Surgeons/ PA's to provide care to CT Surgery patients.

    Coordinates the referral process and introduction of patients into the CT Surgery Program

    * Employs patient teaching to promote health and safety.
    * Evaluates progress toward outcomes.
    * Practices ethically.
    * Receives incoming referrals from physicians and hospitals and responds quickly to ensure a rapid access into the system.
    * Triages referrals according to written criteria to assure those patients' needs are met on a priority level.
    * Communicates back to referring physicians and hospitals the plans for acceptance into the program in an effective manner. Also helps coordinate patient out to tertiary care centers as needed.
    * Educates the patient and family regarding the referral process, steps of evaluation, and keeps patient and family informed throughout the entire process.
    * Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting.
    * Collaborate with patient, family, the inter-professional team, and others in the conduct of nursing practice.
    * Utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
    * Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
    * Will have outpatient responsibilities for the nursing care of patients and may assist with inpatient education in conjunction with CT Surgery, APRN with post-op teaching

    Works in collaboration with the providers and clinic staff to assure a smooth transition of patients during preadmission, hospitalization, preparation for discharge and outpatient services.

    * Develops office protocol for referrals and work up needed for consults.
    * Performs thorough assessments of the patient as required by policy to make an accurate determination of the patient's qualifications for the procedure (clinical, psychosocial, surgical risk scoring, frailty, mobility, KCCQ, etc.)
    * Schedules and manages, according to protocols, appropriate testing that completes the assessment process (i.e., Cardiac Cath, TTE, TEE, Vascular Studies etc.) and reviews with the CT Surgery team members.
    * Follows all protocols for documentation and maintenance of any databases related to the CT Surgery program (STS Data)
    * Participate in and coordinate outreach to current and potential referring physicians.
    * Responsible for overseeing internal staff education and competencies and for serving as a resource to all nursing units for the care of this patient population as needed
    * Manages the healthcare of patients with CT Surgery.
    * Assist in obtaining medications and supplies from appropriate source according to patients' insurance coverage.
    * Manages supplies in office in conjunction with supply chain.
    * Works with CT Surgeons and PAs to develop and implement educational materials for patients and families to ensure consistency in information presented, taking into consideration their learning needs and barriers to learning, and documents the education provided.
    * Maintains currency with all required compliance training programs.
    * Maintains a commitment to professional growth and competency including pursuit of related certifications.
    * Assists in the coordination of a post-discharge clinic to evaluate patient progress towards expected outcomes and to identify any care issues.
    * Work with Home Health Agencies to meet patient post op needs.
    * Assist with maintaining quality database. Identifies and facilitates solutions to quality issues which arise from STS quality data.
    * Actively participates in research projects that arise from CT Surgery Program as directed by faculty and administration.
    * Identifies potential topics for research related to the program.
    * Keeps up to date on all current literature and studies which pertain to the CT Surgery Program and serves as the primary resource to share this information with others in the office
    * Provides written reports as requested to support research projects.
    * Networks with other organizations regarding CT Surgery programs and participates in conferences and educational forums as requested to assure the most up to date evidenced based standards are being followed.
    * Maintains and updates protocols for care of CT Surgery patients which are evidenced based.
    * Maintains a database of clinical protocols for reference and review on a recurring basis (at least annually) to assure quality outcomes.
    * Develops and assists with the implementation of the outpatient components/ protocols of care for patients and families.
    * Assist with navigating and coordinating major aspects of care delivery for the Program patients.
    * Maintains open communication with the leadership at NCH Healthcare Systems, including NCH Physician Group and NCH Heart Institute regarding quality improvement, protocols, and finances (i.e., facilitates a quarterly Quality and Finance meeting)
    * Follows all protocols for documentation and assists as needed with maintenance of databases related to the CT Surgery Program.
    * Participate in and coordinate outreach to current and potential referring physicians.
    * Responsible for overseeing internal staff education and competencies and for serving as a resource to all nursing units for the care of this patient population as needed
    * Responsible for orienting new staff members on the CT Surgery team.
    * Develops and implements educational materials for patients and families to ensure consistency in information presented, taking into consideration their learning needs and barriers to learning, and documents the education provided.
    * Maintains currency with all required compliance training programs.
    * Maintains a commitment to professional growth and competency including pursuit of related certifications.




    * Education, Experience, Qualifications:
    *
  • BSN preferred.
    * Minimum of 2 years of experience in cardiac care required.
    * Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Florida.
    * Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification required from American Heart Association.
    * Communication and Problem-Solving skills and ability to maintain flexibility.
    * Intermediate computer knowledge: Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows






Keywords: NCH Baker Hospital Downtown, Cape Coral , RN Navigator CT Surgery - Nurse Navigator, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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