The Nurse Navigator-Cardiology for Heart Failure is a multi-faceted position providing comprehensive services to patients throughout the care continuum working in the role of registered nurse and patient liaison. This position is responsible for the clinical, quality, and cost effective outcomes for a caseload of patients, and for collecting, trending, and analyzing aggregate outcomes for the patient population to be used in identifying best practices and targeting performance improvement efforts. This position requires the advanced knowledge and expertise to identify and implement improvement processes, and the ability to design, direct, and implement teaching plans. Work situations require substantial clinical competency and specialized knowledge, judgement, and skill based upon the physical, developmental, psychological, environmental, and spiritual principles. This position includes the major responsibilities of the essential job duties and to extend these responsibilities beyond the episode of care to encompass coordination of care across the continuum. The continuum of care includes impatient, outpatient, and community. This position requires self-direction, motivation, organization, and interpretation of information relating to policies, procedures, and programs. Internal and external contact includes nursing staff and management, physicians, patients, families, community agencies, and professional peers.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.