The Registered Nurse Navigator position will provide support to patients and their family members to navigate appointments, services, resources, schedules and education related to the care provided within the Pediatric BMI Clinic. The nurse navigator provides support to the patient and family across the continuum to ensure smooth transitions in care. Serves as a liaison between the patient, medical staff, and community resources as well as provides ongoing education related to the disease process. Provide care and support for the patient and family throughout their care both internally and externally of UK Healthcare to enhance patient experience. The Registered Nurse Navigator will provide primary nursing care to pediatric patients in the clinic as needed. The division of Pediatric BMI Clinic seeks a Nurse Navigator provide direct patient care, as well as oversight of care coordination for the obesity spectrum. This position will work closely with the division chief and providers to create, maintain and implement clinical protocols and procedures to ensure continuity of care. This position will participate in quality improvement projects, including but not limited to protocol development, Pediatric Obesity Initiatives and community education programs.
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Sitting and walking for long periods of a time
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Some weekend and holidays required. Some travel required.
The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to work in a team as well as independently and to be assertive and serve as an advocate for the patient. The ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers, and physicians is essential to delivering collaborative care to our patients. It is also necessary to have strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skills. In addition, the candidate will have basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet. Some weekend and holidays required. Some travel required.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) required.
Prefer nursing experience with both pediatric and adult patients
Prefer candidates who also have one or more of the following: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification; central line care; APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Recognition, and Certified Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nursing certification within one year of start.
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- * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.
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- * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Registered Nurse (RN) or eligible to obtain license by date of hire?
- * Are you a Registered Nurse with Pediatric experience?
- * Do you have paid employment experience with Hematology/Oncology?
- * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience with pediatric hematology/oncology.
- More than 0, up through 1 year
- More than 1 year, up through 2 years
- More than 2 years, up through 3 years
- More than 3 years
- * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
- Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
- Institute for Diversity in Health Management
- A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
- None of the Above