RN Navigator Job Description

RN Navigator Job Description

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RN navigator provides and reinforce education about diagnosis, treatment options, side effect management and post treatment care and survivorship.

RN Navigator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective RN navigator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included RN navigator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assessment, documentation, education, and continuity of care for the patient and family
Appropriating specialists and other members of the health care team
Coordinating patient care services and outreach components of the program
Monitoring patients through screening programs and following patients diagnosed through their cancer treatment planning and survivorship
Collaborating in the development and implementation of performance improvement initiatives and quality indicators
Solicits patient concerns
Assists patients and families with financial and administrative issues
Appointment requests processed in a prompt and timely manner within 2 hours
Schedules patient in a prompt, courteous manner
Correctly utilizes the scheduling features of the Care Assure Dashboard, with accurate entry of necessary information

RN Navigator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for RN Navigator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, OCN, ACLS, EP, CPR, BPNC

Education for RN Navigator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the RN navigator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, Education, School of Nursing, Science, Graduate, Management, Nursing Education, Health, Oncology, Healthcare

Skills for RN Navigator

Desired skills for RN navigator include:

Accountable Care Organization desirable
Governmental rules and regulations and hospital standards
Leading practice in clinical care and payer requirements
Pain control and management treatment modalities
Medications
Tests
Case management
Managed care principles and physician practice
Possible contraindications associated with anesthesia
Related treatment protocols and common side effects and management

Desired experience for RN navigator includes:

BSN or Master’s in Related field required
Must have current BLS certification and NRP certification
3-7 years of nursing experience in Cardiovascular services
Minimum three years experience with emphasis in the area of specialty
Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination
Requires some exposure to communicable disease of bodily fluids

RN Navigator Examples

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RN Navigator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of RN navigator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for RN navigator
  • Maintains accurate facility scheduling spreadsheet
  • Assures patients appointment attendance within 3-5 days of scheduled appointment
  • Develop and implement total joint replacement program
  • Identify and implement quality improvement opportunities
  • Identify and address obstacles to timely and quality patient care using critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care for patient populations served
  • Develop trust and rapport with Bundling patients and families when patients are in the Center, to insure access to patients upon discharge home
  • Support the prompt identification of the DRG’s for the staff at assigned location in the Bundling program
  • Assist in service line development to improve patient care improve the Medicare Beneficiary Experience of Care over the 90 day episode
  • Work with all customers, including but not limited to
Qualifications for RN navigator
  • Basic Computer Skills regarding the use of email, and WORD
  • Good customer service skills for patients, families health plans, home health agencies, and hospitals
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required OR completed BSN within 1 year of hire date
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse preferred
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in state of assigned practices (Ohio)
  • Experienced with computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Outlook, Working knowledge of Internet based resources
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RN Navigator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of RN navigator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for RN navigator
  • The Spine Nurse Navigator participates in program development
  • Lead a monthly multidisciplinary team meeting and coordinate the reporting of quality, volume, customer services and business development efforts
  • Host a “Spine Camp” for the elective surgical patients which will include a hospital tour market and build new relationships promoting the hospital spine program
  • The Spine Nurse Navigator plans, develops and implements the programs initiatives that are in keeping with the mission, vision, and values of Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Provide assessment/triage, assess/analyze for patients and communications with the Spine Care Team (Facilitating care continuum)
  • Post-operative telephone follow-up calls and documentation
  • Collect a detailed spine history from the patient in person or over the phone and sends it to the surgeon for interpretation of images (Virtual Consult)
  • Assess all referrals to determine which professional of the multidisciplinary team should intervene with the patient first
  • Optimize communication between primary care, patient, and surgeons
  • Develop appropriate educational materials for patients and caregivers with physician input
Qualifications for RN navigator
  • Minimum of five years recent acute hospital experience in labor and delivery or post-partum setting
  • Experience in educating and/or navigating adults one-on-one and in larger
  • Identify and provide appropriate support and educational materials to patient and family
  • Identify patients that need assistance with barriers such as language, lack of insurance, financial issues, need for personal support, and make appropriate referrals
  • Opportunity to teach pre-op spine classes in collaboration with appropriate team members
  • Coordinates post discharge care and follow-up to achieve optimal hand off to next level of care, facilitating and ensuring the patient has the appropriate contacts or resources
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RN Navigator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a RN navigator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for RN navigator
  • Works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate patient’s care plan and communicates information as needed
  • Works with the multidisciplinary team to maintain and implement up-to-date coordinated care plan
  • Communicates with all members of the healthcare team on behalf of the patient
  • Uses clinical protocols to refer patients to appropriate specialists for diagnosis or treatment and assists patients and their families in obtaining referrals to needed specialists
  • Provides support, counseling and education, as appropriate to the clinical situation
  • Works with designated physicians to develop and maintain clinical protocols
  • Proactively develops and enhances processes with the goal of improving the clinical experience for referred patients and the referring physician
  • Communicates with referring physician’s offices as appropriate to the patient and physician’s needs
  • Coordinates information for and works collaboratively with physicians in presenting Tumor Board
  • Works with marketing and outreach departments to educate referring physicians, facilities, and the community on available services
Qualifications for RN navigator
  • Active RN license for the state(s) of practice
  • Oncology Certified Nurse professional certification required within 18 months of employment within the position
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) maintained annually for local and national memberships
  • Will attend 2 day chemotherapy/biotherapy class for certification within the first year of employment within the position
  • Experience working with infants, toddlers, and young children in community settings
  • Graduate degree, , Master of Science in Nursing or Master of Public Health
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RN Navigator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of RN navigator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for RN navigator
  • Performs other duties as assigned to successfully fulfill the function of the position
  • Assists others within department to maintain quality patient care
  • Assists radiologists/physicians when needed
  • Attends hospital and departmental meetings
  • Works with physicians on an ongoing basis in determining procedure protocols
  • Provides breast self-examination instruction for all clients requesting or referred to this service
  • Assesses, plans and provides nursing care and referrals for breast cancer clients and family members with physical, psychological and emotional needs
  • Acts as primary nurse for patients with abnormal screening mammograms, and diagnostic procedures to promote continuity of care when requested
  • Participates in breast cancer support groups in collaboration with group leader
  • Documents all patient care and telephone communications
Qualifications for RN navigator
  • Moroccan, Tunisian, or Algerian dialects
  • Ability to build relationships with community residents, community agency staff, pediatricians, family physicians, and other healthcare providers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility to work occasional weeknight or weekend hours
  • Knowledge of Managed Care, health plan design, clinical knowledge and utilization reporting
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RN Navigator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of RN navigator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for RN navigator
  • Acts as client advocate/navigator to women seeking information on maintaining good breast health
  • Collaborates with director to plan, develop, implement, market and evaluate new or expanded programs and services
  • Promotes, develops and strengthens volunteer affiliation with the breast center
  • Collaborates with members and provides staff support for committees and councils to address breast health concerns and issues
  • Works toward enhancing breast programs viability and credibility within the community by developing special events and presentations
  • Assists with outreach including health awareness and access to existing resources
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with appropriate physicians and organizations
  • Maintains outcome driven analyses of program areas for reporting and presentations
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in outpatient environment
  • Experience in mammography (preferred)
Qualifications for RN navigator
  • NYS Registered Nurse (RN) license Breast Cancer Navigator
  • Outcomes Management
  • Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Must posses presentation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in caring for the spine patient population in the inpatient and/or outpatient setting
  • Orthopedic nurse certification (ONC), Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) or Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) preferred (or obtain within 1 year of employment)

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