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Patient Navigator RN - Surgery - Located in Aspen, CO

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview:Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our Award Winning Hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the Country.This Position Offers:Highly competitive pay, fully furnished temporary housing for up to 90 days to assist with relocation (if needed), relocation assistance, excellent benefits package, 40 hours/week (Mon-Fri), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep, and much more.Job Overview:The Patient Navigator Role encompasses patient navigation for orthopedic patients, pre anesthesia testing (PAT) for all surgery patients and the ability to staff in Same Day Surgery as needed. The patient Navigator assists patients through their pre- and post-experience to ensure the patient understands what to expect pre and post op, all necessary history and results of tests are documented in the chart, and care post op is coordinated. The patient navigator plays an essential role in facilitating a positive experience and outcome for the patient. The patient navigator establishes a positive and respectful relationship with each client. The navigator collaborates with the inpatient case managers as needed and participates in multidisciplinary rounds if an orthopedic patient is admitted to the hospital and facilitates all discharge planning for the admitted orthopedic patients. The Navigator will also be cross-trained to the Same Day Surgery RN responsibilities in order to assist in staffing that department as needs arise.Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with the anesthesiologist and the patient/family having surgery to ensure the patient and family are well informed and prepared for surgery and all documentation is available preoperatively in the patients chart. This responsibility may include pre-procedure and follow-up telephonic or electronic check-in, the mailing/shipment of information or materials, and connecting client to the appropriate clinical team for instructions, clarifications, or follow-up.
  • Works with clinical and administrative teams to schedule patients for services post operatively. This may include working with hospital staff, orthopedic physicians, community physical therapists, and others to determine the best date and time to begin the services, arrange transportation and travel, transmit information collected, and seamlessly hand-off any established client relationship to the appropriate professional.
  • Keeps an accurate and complete record of all communications and work generated.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationship with hospital personnel and physicians in order to resolve problems and to enhance smooth and efficient delivery of services.
  • Communicates with physicians, nursing staff, families, and other disciplines to formulate a plan of care based on patient needs. Participate in the Transitions of Care team to coordinate the discharge process as a multidisciplinary plan of care. Provide frontline leadership support and orthopedic guidance for the inpatient nursing departments.
  • Supports the RN Case Management role with utilization review and discharge planning processes for orthopedic patients.
  • Fully functional in the Same Day Surgery RN role as needed.Population Specific Criteria:
    • Ensures developmentally appropriate care for infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.Minimum Qualifications:
      • 2 years of orthopedic experience required
      • Excellent customer service skills required
      • Same Day Surgery RN experience preferred
      • Experience in orthopedic navigation role preferred
      • Experience in Pre Anesthesia role preferred
      • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
      • Bilingual in Spanish highly desiredEducation/License/Certification Requirements:
        • Associate Degree in Nursing required; BSN preferred
        • Current Colorado nursing license (or compact) required upon hire
        • Current BLS certification required
        • Current ACLS certification, or must obtain within 6 months of hire
        • Current PALS certification, or must obtain within 6 months of hire
        • Certification in orthopedic nursing recommended within 2 years of hire *Our hire-in rates of pay are based on years of relevant experience. Listed below are our hire-in rates for the position, which includes: minimum pay (no relevant experience) and mid-point (12 or more years).Minimum = $34.28/hrMid-Point = $44.56/hr Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous Paid Time Off, Health Insurance within your first 30 days, Retirement, and much more. Patient Navigation Nurse, Patient Discharge Nurse, PAT RN, Nurse Navigator, RN Navigator, Registered Nurse Navigator, Navigator RN, Patient Education, Patient Educator, relocation bonus, signon bonus, sign on bonus, relocation assistance, housing, tempoary housing

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Fort Collins , Patient Navigator RN - Surgery - Located in Aspen, CO, Healthcare , Fort Collins, Colorado

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