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Nurse Navigator - Ventilation Assisted Children's Center (Full Time, Day shift)

Company: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary
Assumes responsibility in association with Nurses, Physician, and other leaders to serve as a liaison for the respiratory complex pediatric patient population across the hospital inpatient units and after discharge. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and supervises individual patient care according to organizational policies and procedures. Establishes early contact to eliminate barriers to timely treatment through coordination of care to ensure care transitions within the hospital and after discharge. Participates in the development of evidence based best practices and guidelines. Provides a significant level of patient education related to the child's respiratory and multicomplex needs specifically in relation to ventilation therapy and the planned treatment. Provides parents with resources and linkages including community and patient/family support.
Job Specific Duties

  • Ensures safe and efficient patient care. Works closely with physicians in all specialty areas to coordinate and communicate the patient's care plan.

  • Ensures further development of a collaborative and streamlined transitional patient and family process and physicians in the community and/or other related services.

  • Works and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to maintain and implement up-to-date coordinated patient care; communicates with all members of the healthcare team on behalf of the patient.

  • Ensures clinical protocols to refer patients to appropriate specialist for diagnosis and treatment. Assists patients/families in obtaining referrals/appointments with needed specialists.

  • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team to provide support as appropriate to the clinical situation.

  • In collaboration with the Pulmonary Specialists, oversees VACC Camp experience activities and program.

  • Identifies and eliminates healthcare system barriers to ensure timely access to quality medical and clinical care.

  • Proactively develops & enhances clinical processes with the goal of providing an excellent quality clinical experience for patients. Assures smooth transition of inpatient/outpatient experiences.

  • Communicates with referring physician's office for the patient's and physician's needs. Serves as liaison to community organizations for ongoing information and support services.

  • Identifies, informs & educates patients about their disease. Provides educational & materials to parents through hands on demonstration. Develops care plans to enhance education & satisfaction; addresses clinical concerns.

  • Works with Marketing and outreach departments to educate referring physicians and facilities on available services especially in relation to the VACC Camp and Program.

  • Serves as a nurse liaison to facilitate services on patient management and leads in the coordination of complex care across a continuum of care from admission and procedure through outpatient follow-up.

  • Ensures communication between staff & physicians; responsible for arranging appointments & follow-ups; serves as a front-line resource to obtain records, test results, & other clinical information.

  • Functions as clinical expert/role model within the respiratory and ventilation assisted popluations, identifying clinical and communication issues.

  • Utilizes data obtained to integrate evidence practice into patient care processes.

  • Along with administrative staff, keeps meticulous data of physician and patient inquiries, including outcomes related to timeliness of communication, completed referrals, and outcomes.

  • Disseminates new information across the institution and the community, and remains current and at the cutting edge of specialty.

  • Promotes a safe "error free" working environment by consistently performing thorough hand-offs, supporting infection prevention, and other patient safety measures.

    Minimum Job Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

    • Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

    • American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

    • American Heart Association PALS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

    • American Heart Association ACLS required within 1 year of hire date - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program(NRP) required within 1 year of hire date - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment

    • Specialty certification required within 1 year of hire date

    • 3-5 years of pediatric clinical experience
      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • Master's degree in Nursing preferred.

      • Pediatric nursing experience in acute care setting.

      • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

      • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

      • Well versed in conflict management skills.

      • Good analytical and deduction skills.

      • Sympathetic and emotionally supportive to patients and families.

      • Strong organizational skills.

      • Able to multi-task.

        Job :Nursing - Clinical
        Primary Location :Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
        Department :3 EAST-2100-610001
        Job Status
        :Full Time

Keywords: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami , Nurse Navigator - Ventilation Assisted Children's Center (Full Time, Day shift), Healthcare , Miami, Florida

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