- Bachelors degree is required
VCU Health System's Interventional Pulmonary department is seeking a full time Nurse Patient Navigator. Functions as a Nurse Patient Navigator and serves as an advocate, interpreter, educator, and counselor for a group of patients. Manages the care of assigned patients in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to ensure high quality and comprehensive healthcare and ancillary services. Serves as the single point of contact to assigned patients and caregivers. Remains a support system to patients and caregivers throughout the patient's treatment. Uses clinical/nursing knowledge and skills in the performance of job responsibilities.
Follows documented physician/licensed independent provider medical/treatment orders.
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing and established national nursing practice standards. All practice is guided by and follows the VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice guidelines.
Organizes and plans work with input from the patient/family with specific outcomes identified.
Demonstrates use of sound clinical judgment based on nursing knowledge/experience.
Position is primarily weekday work, but may be expected to work into the evening or on the weekend, depending on assignment.
May be required to go to all VCUHS locations.
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state
AHA BLS Certification
Specialty Nursing Certification in either Nurse Navigation or area of specialty within one (1) year of hire in to position
Minimum of three (3) years of relevant clinical experience in nursing, patient education; case management and/or navigation
Previous experience in specialty area
Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
Previous nurse navigation or leadership experience
Experience within an academic, teaching hospital
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.