Per Diem Nurse Navigator - Patient Placement
**Posting may close without notice, once a sufficient number of applicants are received**
Works collaboratively with the Patient Placement Center to assess, plan, facilitate, track, and monitor the patient through the system. A nurse navigator facilitates access to medical care for patients. Assists the patient and family navigate through possible barriers to care ensuring patients obtain medical access and referral resources in an efficient and expedited manner. Responsible for coordination of patient flow within the hospital including; inter-facility transfers, inpatient admissions, and intra-facility transfers, assessing and assigning all scheduled and unscheduled admission requests to appropriate bed. Navigate transfer requests by working with physicians, clinical supervisors' within the hospital, and outside agencies.
Graduation from and accredited school of nursing and three (3) years of clinical nursing experience, two (2) years of which were in critical care or emergency nursing, case management or utilization review.
Valid License by State of Nevada to Practice as a Registered Nurse. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
- Minimum of two years recent, within the past five years, critical care nursing experience
- Proficient with Microsoft Excel
- EPIC experience
- Prior documented experience as a Nurse Navigator
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and coordination of patient care); standards and appropriate level of care; disease process of illnesses or injuries in variety of specialty areas; patient care plan development; patient evaluation and assessment techniques; Nurse Practice Act, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organizations (JCAHO), Federal and State regulations; UMC policies and procedures; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and practices; age specific patient care practices.Skill in:
Effective communication with all levels of organization; problem solving and multitasking; working with patients in a variety of conditions; interpreting rules and regulations; interpreting and analyzing patient medical charts; organizing, prioritizing and delegating work; using computers and a variety of software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.