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Nurse Navigator - Pulmonary

Company: Rochester Regional Health
Location: Ontario
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARYProvides proactive case coordination/patient navigation for patients, including triage management, algorithm management, utilization management and resource management. -To ensure that patients receive timely and complete evaluation of lung nodules and that no stage 1A NSCLCA patient is lost to follow up. - To also ensure lung cancer screening and lung nodule safety and outcome data is captured and monitored for quality improvement and outcomes measure.STATUS: Full TimeLOCATION: 1425 Portland Ave - RGH Pulmonary at WilsonDEPARTMENT: PulmonarySCHEDULE: Days; Mondays-Fridays, 8:00am to 4:30pmATTRIBUTES

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing is required; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is preferred
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of experience in a health care setting, of which a minimum of Two (2) years has been spent in acute care setting
  • Database Management
  • General understanding of Lung Cancer Staging and Care
  • Communication of medical information and pending ordersLICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS -RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA)RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Coordinate with various departments and navigate patients through diagnostic procedures (repeat scans, PET, EBUS, CT guided bx, PFT's, pre-op COVID testing, Navigational bx
    • Assist in preparing cases for tumor board presentation by obtaining imaging or pathology from outside hospitals
    • Take notes and facilitate recommendations from tumor board
    • Ensure pathology results are routed to all members of care team
    • Develop and maintain a database to ensure all follow up surveillance CT scans are completed for stage 1A patients
    • Maintain database to track screening outcomes and adverse events
    • Partner with Lung SafetyNet team to navigate patients to appropriate care
    • Facilitate urgent appointments
    • Additional duties related to the care and navigation of lung screening and lung cancer patients
    • Database management, communication of medical information, pending orders, basic statistical analysis, ability to use phone and skype/zoom to keep patients updated, general understanding of lung cancer staging and care, general understanding of Lung Cancer Screening justification/CMS requirements, be familiar with current trends in Lung Cancer Screening and Lung Cancer Care
    • Reviews the medical record with referring provider as soon as possible after admission-within the first 12 to 24 hours. Applies utilization review criteria to assess and document appropriateness of admission, continued stay and level of care
    • Interviews patients and/or family members to obtain information about social, emotional, and financial factors which impact health status. Assesses needs for progress along department algorithm of care and continuing care or resource support following discharge
    • Responds to referrals from patients, families, physicians, hospital staff, and community agencies. Collaborates with patient/family and members of health care team to develop appropriate post-hospital plans for continuing care or resource support following discharge. Utilize all appropriate medical, social, and financial resources available to support the patient/family and to ensure smooth transition to appropriate levels of care
    • Responds to referrals from patients, families, physicians, hospital staff, and community agencies. Collaborates with patient/family and members of health care team to develop appropriate post-hospital plans for continuing care, to initiate referrals
    • Proactively identifies problems with utilization of resources and assures specific tests, consults etc. are done in a timely manner. Feedback is obtained and documented in the patient chart. Forward patient chart to physician for review when problems are identified. Intercedes with appropriate department or attending physician to identify cause. Communicates as needed with Physician Advisor, assures patient is placed on clinical pathway and monitors variances from pathway as appropriate EDUCATION AS: Nursing (Required) LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA); RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED) Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

Keywords: Rochester Regional Health, Rochester , Nurse Navigator - Pulmonary, Other , Ontario, New York

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