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Patient Navigation Nurse - RN

Company: Nemours Children's Health System
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. This position is responsible for the delivery of a high level of service and associated quality to individuals requesting outpatient subspecialty service from any department or provider. The primary functions include: Triage all inquiries/requests from patients/parents and referring physicians (and their office staff) for complex appointments (via phone, email, in-basket orders or messages). Coordinate care and provide guidance and education to the family to ensure the patient receives the necessary care. Register and schedule or facilitate scheduling of these patients with the appropriate providers. Address clinical and non-clinical inquiries according to established divisional protocols and guidelines. Improve patient's access to care by assuring efficient and effective coordination of patient appointments. Essential Functions Receive intake from patients/parents, families, physician office representative, and schools for triage, assess urgency for evaluation and management of care for outpatient appointments. Provide clinical assessment expertise to scheduling parameters - timing of visit, appropriate provider, etc. Collaborate with clinical provider as necessary. Serve as an educator/resource to the Patient Navigation Team on divisional protocols for outpatient appointment scheduling, patient triage, provider expertise, and other details which are pertinent to accurate appointment scheduling. Participate and represent Patient Navigation Team in department programs and meetings. Communicates (by preferred method) all procedure related preparation information to families directly during the scheduling process. Track patients and facilitate coordination and continuity of care. Work collaboratively with division members relative to maintenance and upkeep of current divisional scheduling protocols. When necessary, create correspondence in response to a patient request for clinical provider review. Serves as a liaison for communicating patient care plans between all stakeholders (i.e. PCP, Specialists, Families, etc). Proactively develops and enhances processes with the goal of improving the clinical experience for referred patients and the referring physician. Maintain data and related outcomes to complex scheduling. Qualifications: BSN required 5 years of nursing experience Current, unrestricted DE Registered Nurse license upon hire PA and NJ Registered Nurse Licenses to be obtained within 90 days of hire Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

Keywords: Nemours Children's Health System, Wilmington , Patient Navigation Nurse - RN, Healthcare , Wilmington, Delaware

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