The Health Navigator works in collaboration with the primary care provider and all members of the health care team. Accepts referrals and manages assigned caseload. Develops care initiatives to assess and coordinate chronic disease care management for their patient population in manner that is medically appropriate and cost effective. Responsible and accountable for direct and indirect patient care for designated patient populations. Assesses healthcare needs and identifies community resources. Serves as patient advocate and assists in identification and improvement of service delivery. This position requires expertise in the nursing process, using critical thinking skills to plan and coordinate care. The nurse also serves as a clinical resource to other clinical staff.
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree preferred
Two years of nursing experience in acute care or home health preferred
Experience with utilization review, performance improvement and discharge planning required
Certification and Licensure:
Current Registered Nurse licensure required
BLS/AHA Certification required