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Nurse Navigator Interventional Radiology (IR) - Relocation Offered!

Location: Clinton
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary The Nurse Navigator is responsible for the coordination of patient care across the continuum under the auspices of a provider's
prescribed plan of care, national guidelines, and within the scope of nursing practice. The navigator educates/provides
information and support to patients in order to guide and facilitate understanding of treatment plans prescribed by licensed
independent practitioners and/or within scope of nursing practice. Oversees, directs, and provides holistic, culturally competent
and evidence-based nursing care. Monitors patient outcomes and participates in quality improvement activities. Contributes to
and collaborates with health care team members to positively impact patient outcomes and patient experiences. The Nurse
Navigator is recognized as a professional role model and clinical expert and promotes a professional environment that supports
nursing excellence and collaborative shared decision-making.
Key Responsibilities -

  • -Assessment: Obtains a baseline of information used for the development of the individualized plan of care.
  • Plans: a. Works with an interdisciplinary team throughout the continuum of care to develop and manage the plan of care
    for the patient. b. Assists patient/family with scheduling ancillary testing and other services and presenting necessary
    history, diagnostic/treatment studies and/or results, etc. through the continuum of care. c. Assists at risk patients, family
    and friends with risk assessment, screening and education by working collaboratively with appropriate resources. d.
    Plans for continuing care such as, but not limited to, patient and community services, community outreach resources,
    home care, palliative, and hospice services as necessary. -
  • Patient Education: a. Provides initial and continuing education related to specific disease process, associated treatment
    modality, and agreed plan of care for patient and family. b. Available as a resource to assist in the provision of
    community education and outreach development. -
  • Implementation: a. Acts as a liaison between patients, families, the health care team, community resources and other
    facilities to coordinate the provision of care. b. Acts as a patient advocate to help identify and eliminate barriers to care.
    c. Acts as a clearinghouse for incoming referral calls in an effort to streamline the delivery and coordination of care. d.
    Ensures patients' referral process and transition into specialty services are timely and efficient, anticipates patient and
    family needs throughout the continuum of care. e. Explores and connects patients with appropriate resources, health
    care and support services within MedStar, at other external facilities, and in their communities for timely diagnosis,
    treatment, and survivorship. -
  • Evaluation: Monitors patient progress, goal attainment and patient experience feedback to evaluate the effectiveness of
    care. Ensures plan of care changes are communicated to patient, family, and team. -
  • Possesses working knowledge of physician/health care team members' plan of care, appropriate professional guidelines
    and standards of care. Contributes to development of internal clinical guidelines/pathways. -
  • Monitors patient outcomes and utilizes quality improvement activities and strategies that support quality patient care and
    optimizes outcomes in an interdisciplinary care environment and consistent with patient and family wishes. -
  • Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet specific patient care requirements, nursing
    practice standards, and other regulatory or required knowledge and /or skills. Maintains current knowledge of clinical
    improvement strategies and outcomes management through self-study, literature reviews, site visits, educational
    conferences, and other forums. -
  • Maintains a working knowledge of available clinical trials that might be appropriate to the patient population.
    Collaborates with research coordinators and/or principal investigators to ensure adherence to research protocols. -
  • Supports a professional atmosphere and an environment of coaching and development that supports shared decision
    making, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a high level of patient and employee satisfaction as evidenced by outcomes
    data. -
  • Able to work as a part of an interdisciplinary team through open, frequent, and skilled verbal and written communication.
    Must be flexible, demonstrate problem solving skills, proactively prioritize and demonstrates healthy coping
    mechanisms. -
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.What We Offer

    • Culture- Collaborative, inclusive, diverse, and supportive work environment.
    • Career growth- Career mentoring to help you pursue your passions and gain skills to enhance your value.
    • Wellbeing- Competitive salary and Total Rewards benefits to help keep you happy and healthy.
    • Reputation- Regional & National recognition, advanced technology, and leading medical innovations.


      • BSN from an accredited School of Nursing required.
      • 3-4 years of progressively more responsible clinical nursing experience in specialty area required
      • Active MD RN License or Active Compact State RN and Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers required.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Washington DC , Nurse Navigator Interventional Radiology (IR) - Relocation Offered!, Healthcare , Clinton, DC

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