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RN Navigator Stroke - Stroke

Company: NCH Baker Hospital Downtown
Location: Naples
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

RN Navigator StrokeFull-Time

350 7th St North



* Essential Job Accountabilities:
* Job Summary:
* The RN Navigator Stroke is a patient-family centered care team member that ensures coordination of services that follow current standards for care of a stroke patient. The stroke navigator will actively solicit and engage patients and families to meet their preferences and care needs throughout the continuum of care. A dedication to top quality care and utilization of resources to achieve optimal patient outcomes is a key responsibility of the position. The stroke navigator works directly with patients, families, and all members of the care team during all phases of stroke care ensuring optimal outcomes. The RN Navigator Stroke is an integral part of the stroke care team and leads the patient and family through the process from acute care to follow-up care. The stroke navigator will stay current with modern trends in care of stroke patients and will be a resource for the community through education and collaboration.

* Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • RN Stroke Navigator requires on-call in collaboration with other Stroke Navigator team members.
    * Provides onsite, individualized assistance to stroke patients and their families.
    * Assisting Neuro Interventionalist in consenting patients, expediting patients from ER while assisting CRN or primary RN to the IR procedure room.
    * Updating patient's family during endovascular procedure.
    * Assist patients and family in overcoming barriers to care, facilitating timely access to care, and providing education and support.
    * Ensuring the stroke patient's trajectory through diagnosis, treatment, and after care survivorship will be seamless and coordinated in collaboration with the multidisciplinary stroke team.
    * Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to coordinate patient care using defined protocols
    * Educates patient and family on stroke diagnosis, treatment, and phases of care including what occurs after discharge.
    * Coordinates referrals, both with NCH and within the region.
    * Provides emotional support related to clinical condition.
    * Advocates for patient and care givers for appropriate utilization of resources.
    * Implements and measures quality improvement initiatives.
    * Promotes empowerment of stroke patients in treatment of disease.
    * Communicates consistently with providers ensuring seamless plan of care and follow up care (including discharge and 30, 90 day follow up calls).
    * Patient assessment and identification of patient specific needs.
    * Identifying barriers and having the knowledge to overcome those barriers, locating resources, coordinating services, providing education on stroke and develop structured means for patients to report; refer patients to integrative therapies and support groups.
    * Serves as primary contact and advocate for patient; builds and maintains trust of patient and family; provide emotional support; navigate the health care system using knowledge of the intricacies of each system and serving as the patient advocate assuring timely access; serve as point person for physicians
    * Consultant throughout stroke diagnosis and recovery. Maintains/utilizes a comprehensive database of resources, both locally, regionally, and nationally, for patients and families including financial, psychosocial, education, emotional, transportation, and cultural.
    * Collaboration with multidisciplinary team
    * Creates and maintains open lines of communication with treating physicians, primary care provider, and their support staff; establish referral pathways thereby decreasing treatment delays: working collaboratively with the Neurologists to maintain a network of specialists and support of best practices in care delivery; serve as active member of Stroke Advisory and Endovascular Advisory Committees; participate in stroke conferences.
    * Maintains accurate and complete documentation; ongoing assessments of role in decreasing disparities in care and reduction in outmigration of patients; submits data to stroke coordinators for quality monitoring.

    * Education, Experience, Qualifications:
  • Minimum of BSN Required; MSN preferred
    * Minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience.
    * Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Florida.
    * Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification required from American Heart Association.
    * Certification in Stroke nursing or achieved within 1 year of hire.
    * Prior experience in stroke care or neurological/neurosurgical services
    * Experienced with adult learning and teaching.
    * Intermediate computer knowledge: Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows

Keywords: NCH Baker Hospital Downtown, Cape Coral , RN Navigator Stroke - Stroke, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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