Registered Nurse, RN Pulmonology Nurse Navigator

Job Locations US-WI-Janesville
ID
2022-26980
Category
Nursing
Position Type
Flexible Full-Time Hourly
Scheduled Hours
8-430
Company
Mercyhealth Henry Palmer 903

Overview

The pulmonology nurse navigator acts as a primary point of contact and advocate for patients and families going through the lung screening process, coordinating follow up care as needed, while providing appropriate education as the patient moves through the system of care. The nurse navigator also provides clinical support for the pulmonologist and the office practice.

  • Pulmonology Clinic - Janesville, WI
  • 64 hours/2 weeks
  • Monday - Thursday, Day Shift

Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical nursing support for the pulmonologist and pulmonology patient population.
  • Serves as point person for the program dedicated to prevention and protecting those most at risk for lung disease.
  • Acts as patient advocate, offering emotional support and encouragement as they move through the system.
  • Checks in with patients at home to verify appointments are kept, medications are taken appropriately and questions are answered.
  • Attends appointments as needed to verify patients understand test results, disease process and treatment options.
  • Responds to all inquiries, requests and issues which may arise with patients and families.
  • Arranges referrals for supplementary or community services which may be helpful during treatment.
  • Works closely with all members of the healthcare team to facilitate a coordinated approach for patients’ plan of care.
  • Educates patients & families while facilitating the process for patients undergoing bronchial thermoplasty treatment.
  • Serves as active educator in the smoking cessation program, receiving appropriate certification within one year of hire.
  • Evaluates and implements best practices regarding survivorship and psychosocial care.
  • On an as needed basis enrolls and follows patients involved in clinical trials

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • BSN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program
  • Minimum 1 year RN experience, preferably pulmonology or critical care.

Certification/Licensure

  • Licensed as an RN in state of practice
  • Approved CPR/BLS certification required within 90 days of hire
  • Other certification per unit requirements, if applicable (i.e. ACLS, PALS, PEARS, NRP)

Special Physicial Demands

The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to handle, finger, feel, climb, and balance. The employee must frequently life up to 10 lbs. and occasionally up to 20 lbs. Specific abilities required by this job include performing repetitive tasks/motions, distinguish colors, hear alarms/telephones/tape recorder normal speaking voice, good manual dexterity, good eye-hand-foot coordination and the ability to see.

Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations:

Quality - Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals.

Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions.

Partnering - Shows commitment to the Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals.

Cost - Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.

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