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Reg Nurse Navigator, Nursing Practice Office, St Francis Hospital

Company: Presence Health
Location: Evanston
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 53085

Location: Presence St Francis Hosp

Location Address:

355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202 United States (US)

Daily Hours: 8

Standard Hours: 40

Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Type: Regular

Shift: Day



The Nurse Navigator is a registered professional nurse (RN) who functions on the multidisciplinary team as an advocate, interpreter, educator and counselor for patients, ensuring that all patients receive quality and comprehensive services. Coordinates patient care throughout the continuum in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, and serve as a clinical resource with expertise in area of specialty. Provides expert nursing care, which includes direct clinical practice, consultation, education and research.


  • Provides continuity of care by ensuring smooth transitions between care settings. Develops a relationship with patient and their multidisciplinary team to facilitate and/or navigate through subsequent treatment and follow-up to reflect continuity of care.
  • Works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate patient's care plan communication; works with multidisciplinary team to maintain and implement up-to-date coordinated patient centered care plan; communicates with all members of the healthcare team as patient advocate.

    • Uses clinical protocols to refer patients to appropriate specialist for diagnosis or treatment and assists patients and their families in obtaining

      timely referrals to needed specialists. Provides support and counseling, as appropriate to the clinical situation.

      • Supports the patient and family by providing education, addressing psychosocial needs, advocating, providing continuity of care and

        identifying barriers to care, navigates patients and family members throughout the diagnosis, treatment and the follow-up of the patient

        throughout the continuum of care.

        • Coordinates timely, seamless, evidenced based care across the care continuum resulting in best patient outcomes.
        • Proactively develops and enhances processes with the goal of improving the clinical experience for referred patients and the referring


          • Maintains knowledge of available clinical trials. Facilitates awareness of appropriate clinical trials to physician and patient.
          • Completes a nursing assessment to identify the patient's individualized needs. Communicates with the referring physician's offices as

            appropriate to the patient and physician's needs.

            • Assist leadership in developing program vision, goals and objectives. Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of

              quality programs that include best practice patient care outcomes including quality of life, and enhanced patient loyality.

              • Works with marketing and outreach departments to educate community, referring physicians and facilities on available services.

                This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks

                and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


                To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                Education and/or Experience

                Graduation from an accredited nursing program required. Three years of experience as an RN with leadership responsibilities.

                Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.

                Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

                Registered Nurse with a current Illinois License required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

                Certification in area of specialty preferred.

                Business Unit: Presence St Francis Hospital

                COMPANY OVERVIEW:

                EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

                Nearest Major Market: Chicago

                Job Segment: Clinic, Nursing, Patient Care, Registered Nurse, Healthcare

                Keywords: Presence Health, Chicago , Reg Nurse Navigator, Nursing Practice Office, St Francis Hospital, Healthcare , Evanston, Illinois

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