Nurse Navigator - Ventilation Assisted Children's Center (Full Time, Day shift)
Company: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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
Ensures communication between staff & physicians; responsible for
arranging appointments & follow-ups; serves as a front-line
resource to obtain records, test results, & other clinical
Functions as clinical expert/role model within the respiratory and
ventilation assisted popluations, identifying clinical and
Utilizes data obtained to integrate evidence practice into patient
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
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
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
Well versed in conflict management skills.
Good analytical and deduction skills.
Sympathetic and emotionally supportive to patients and
Strong organizational skills.
Able to multi-task.
Job :Nursing - Clinical
Primary Location :Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main
Department :3 EAST-2100-610001
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