RN Patient Navigator-Men's Health

Bridgeport, CT
Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

The Bridgeport Hospital Men's Health Program is a multidisciplinary network of physicians and health care professionals who understand the health care needs of males. Our expert physicians work together to optimize their health and well-being. The Men's Health Care Navigator (MHCN) is a nurse that is responsible for helping patient’s book appointments and guide them through the various specialties in Men's Health to ensure our dedicated team of physicians provides the appropriate diagnosis, treatment and support services needed. Follow up care is tailored to each individual patient and delivered with compassion and proven results. In addition, the MHCN tracks and reports Men's Health navigation program activity and monitors designated clinical quality and safety indicators. The MCHN will also assist in role development, creation of appropriate educational materials as well as patient satisfaction and compliance.


The Nurse Navigator facilitates interaction between patients and their attending and referring physician(s) as appropriate. The Nurse Navigator will collaborate among and between various disciplines, services and points of care encountered by the patient/family. The Nurse Navigator ensures patient safety and quality of care and contributes to quality driven performance improvement initiatives. The Nurse Navigator assists the clinical and leadership team with program development, expansion and successful achievement of programmatic goals.


EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • Provides support to patient and care giver(s) though their care journey through support, guidance and direction including both inpatient and outpatient care settings.
  • Serve as an essential link between patients and all other care providers.
  • Assists with provision of community education and screening activities.
  • Represents Bridgeport Hospital as a high-level professional at all times.
  • Connects with provider offices weekly to identify their male patients who require additional services or physician visits and documenting what services have been recommended.
  • Proactively connects with each patient for appointment reminders, answer questions, and offer scheduling assistance for future appointments. As necessary, contact patients instructing them of additional imaging procedures that must be performed to clarify interpretation.
  • Develops measures for success and assists with tracking data and reporting.
  • Facilitate appointments for consults and support services within established service standards, including social work, dieticians, physicians, etc.
  • Participates in department specific quality improvement activity relevant to program and role.
  • Adhere to established productivity measures.

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

BSN preferred or must be actively enrolled in a BSN program.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

3-5 years nursing experience. Experience working with Men's Health issues, community health and or multi-specialty environments preferred. Requires independent problem solving, critical thinking and decision making

 

LICENSURE

 

CT RN license

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent communication skills and service recovery knowledge Clinical expertise family health Excellent leadership, organizational skills

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Must be able to stand, sit and walk throughout the day. Drive to outside meetings and appointments. Flexible to attend evening and weekend functions periodically

 

Additional Information

Willingness to engage community agencies, organizations, to promote the program. Requires independent problem solving, critical thinking and decision making.

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Job Info

Job: 9738

Department: Mens Health
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Sub Category: NURSE PROF OTHER
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D/E
Hours: 40

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