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Registered Nurse Navigator

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:



Summary

The Nurse Navigator serves as a focal point for men and women entering the health system with urologic cancer. The Nurse Navigator coordinates services across the continumm of care within urology services. The Nurse Navigator assists the patient in plotting a course through the often-complicated system of care. Is an allied health professional licensed as a registered nurse by the State of Michigan. This position serves as the single point of contact for referring physicians, patients, and caregivers to provide resources and assistance with accessing urology services offered within MyMichigan Health System and within its respective communities.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES





  • Maintain twoway communication with physician offices in order to improve processes of coordinating and streamlining care for patients with a history of urologic cancer, concern for urologic cancer or prostate cancer. The nurse navigator provides information to the tumor registry for urologic cancer conferences. The nurse navigator completes the tumor board notes in the patient record and follows up with recommendations made at tumor board by ordering any additional testing, disclosing test results and making referrals as directed











    • Assist patients with navigation of the health system and lingo from point of diagnosis through their courses of treatment. Counsel patients and families on their medical condition, individual plan of care, and use of prescribed treatment/medications. Coordinate patient care with other treatment team members. Possess an indepth knowledge of urologic cancer, diagnoses, and disease processes treatment options. Coordinate appointments for consultations and physician visits. The navigator orders additional testing in consultation with the urology providers and with provider guidance, discloses testing results to the patients and enters additional referrals as needed.











      • Identify and develop resources to meet the educational and psychosocial needs of patients with urologic cancer. Connect patients with supportive services that are available through MyMichigan Health and in the community, including setting patients up with the Prostate Cancer Survivorship Program provided by Michigan Medicine.











        • Provides follow up surveillance plan to patients and the care team for cystoscopies, CT scans, MRI and lab testing. Monitors patients follow through with surveillance/treatment plan.











          • Develop standardized documentation for the navigation program. Maintain accurate, complete and timely documentation of all encounters with patients and provide data/reports as needed on the navigation program. Ongoing evaluation of patients' health status, utilizing appropriate resources as needed. Works collaboratively with the urology MA leading MUSIC data abstraction and submission, specifically for renal cell and prostate cancer.









            REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE





            • BLS- Basic Life Support

            • RN- Registered Nurse BSN



              • Comments: Enrolled in BSN program









                REQUIRED EDUCATION





                • Education: Bachelors Degree or enrolled in BSN program





                  • Comments: 3-5 years experience in urology or oncology related experience

















Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Registered Nurse Navigator, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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