Registered Nurse / RN Patient Navigator / Coordinator of Care - Endocrine Surgery

Job Number
203027
B--UMG Phoenix
Shift
Day
Department
B--UMG Phoenix - C/P-Endocrine Surgery-Clinic
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
1111 E. McDowell Road
City & State
US-AZ-Phoenix
Posting Category
Nursing - Outpatient
New Grad
No

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If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please apply to our New Nurse Experience openings.


 

 

Do you want to grow your career with an award-winning health care leader in a dynamic part of the country?

Would you like to help drive change with an innovative organization?

If you want more and better options for your career then YOU belong at BANNER University Medical Group.

 

At Banner - University Medical Group (BUMG), we’re creating a world class medical organization that brings together a leadership team committed to a physician-focused structure, while navigating the challenges of moving from a volume- to value-based health care system.

 

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Registered Nurse / RN for a critical role as RN Patient Navigator for one of our newest Banner Institutes!  The RN Patient Navigator is needed to coordinate all facets of care from testing to treatment to surgery and post-operative care. The RN would support the Endocrine Surgery deparment.

 

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of Clinical experience (including Ambulatory / Outpatient experience), preferably to include some experience with Coordination of Care for Surgical or Endo Patients.  Current AZ RN License and BLS certification required. Ambulatory experience needed. Prior Case Management experience preferred. Outreach in the community, and research experience preferred.

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About Banner - University Medical Group
Join our nonprofit faculty practice plan associated with the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson. Our 800-plus clinicians provide primary and specialty care to patients at highly ranked Banner - University Medical Centers and dozens of clinics while providing mentorship to more than 700 residents and fellows. Our practice values and encourages the three-part mission of academic medicine: research, teaching and excellent patient care.

 



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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position provides comprehensive care coordination, supporting a holistic and coordinated approach across the continuum of care. This position assists with informed decision-making; collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to allow for timely screening, diagnosis, treatment and increased supportive care throughout the patient experience. This position provides individual assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help identify and overcome barriers which may hinder quality medical and psychosocial patient care.


Essential Functions

  • Assesses the patients plan of care and develops, implements, monitors and documents the utilization of resources and progress of the patient through their care, facilitating options and services to meet the patients health care needs.

  • Evaluates the medical necessity and appropriateness of care, optimizing patient outcomes. Serves as a liaison for referring physicians and assists with scheduling initial tests and consultations.

  • Assists the patient/family through diagnostic services, treatment and care. Coordinates disease care using an interdisciplinary holistic approach, making appropriate referrals and consultations in coordination with physicians and providers.

  • Ensures that the patient and family understand the diagnostic processes, care strategy and recommended actions, and are provided with appropriate information in coordination with physician and health care providers. Responds to patient requests for information regarding the disease process, expected side effects and community resources.

  • Evaluates patients functional abilities and limitations. Determines if intervention is needed. Establishes treatment goals that are functional, measurable, patient related and reflect key limiting factors. Establishes and implements a plan of care to achieve treatment goals. Collaborates with patient and family when setting goal; initiates discharge planning. Recommends additions to or modifications of referring orders.

  • Supports the patient and family during difficult decision-making periods. Assist in coordination of end of life care for patient and family and provides emotional support.

  • Supports process improvement activities for populations of patients to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes. Participates in staff development to maintain current standards of practice and ensure the highest quality of care.

  • Establishes and promotes a collaborative relationship with physicians, payers, and other members of the health care team. Collects and communicates pertinent, timely information to payers and others to fulfill utilization and regulatory requirements.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Must possess knowledge as normally obtained through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field.

    Depending on area of focus, requires a current RN licensure, PT licensure, or OT licensure in the state of practice. BLS certification required.

    Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 5 years clinical experience. Requires excellent organizational skills and clinical knowledge regarding specialty care services, as well as care coordination of services, legal and financial aspects of diagnostic services and health services in specialty area. Requires effective communication and writing skills, good time management skills and knowledge of word processing and database software applications. Requires the ability to teach both clinical and non-clinical personnel regarding care and diagnostics services. Also requires a good understanding of process improvement.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Current certification in specialty area preferred. Prior Case Management experience preferred. Depending on area of focus, experience with mild traumatic brain injury treatment(s), outreach in the community, and research related to mTBI is preferred.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.