Nurse Navigator - UMHC/SCCC - Site Disease
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-12
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The University of Miami/UHealth UMHC/SCCC - Site Disease Group has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Navigator. The Nurse Navigator will serve as patient educators, care coordinators , advocates and system navigators, they work in collaboration with a team of highly specialized physicians to improve the cancer experience for each patient. They offer medical guidance, act as a support group, and walk patients and their families through the cancer treatment process. The Nurse Navigators are a support system for the patient and his/her family at a critical time — after diagnosis and through treatment — and serve as a gateway to health services.The Nurse Navigator is the initial point of contact for a patient entering the health system. The nurse navigator assures timely scheduling of the first appointment, coordination of care after completion of the first appointment, and will support the patient throughout the care continuum. The nurse navigator also serves as a liaison between patients, families, caregivers, and the multidisciplinary care team. The nurse navigator demonstrates commitment to quality patient care, implements creative and innovative ways to meet the diverse needs of the patients and ensures best practices
- Triages new patient appointments to the appropriate provider(s) and assures timely scheduling of initial appointments.
- Reviews outside medical records for appropriate scheduling.
- Assess barriers to care and refers to support services, local, and national organizations when needed.
- Educates on the treatment plan for patients based on diagnosis.
- Supports patients throughout the care continuum.
- Counsels individuals and patients on positive health practices.
- Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of experts to outline best treatment for patients.
- Performs holistic evaluation of specialty population, making use of enhanced proven techniques and procedures to achieve better results.
- Implements the improvement of patient care, and healthcare policies and resources.
- Mentors other healthcare professionals by functioning as a preceptor or coordinating preceptors for visiting professionals, students, new graduates, and orienteers.
- Maintains professional knowledge by affiliating with professional and technical organizations, and participating in applicable continuing education programs, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
- Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN required; valid Florida RN License, BLS, and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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