In accordance with departmental and organizational policies, procedures and guidelines, the Nurse Navigator is responsible for the clinical coordination of patient care and the provision of effective high quality patient care delivery for Stroke and Diabetes patients across the continuum of care. Complies with regulatory and professional standards, fosters interdisciplinary collaborative relationships within the department, and works closely with physicians and hospital leaders in establishing a collegial and interdisciplinary patient care environment. Partners with all clinical departments under leadership of ICU Manager.
In collaboration with Nursing Leadership, is accountable for the 24 hour management of clinical practice and patient care delivery, the management of human, fiscal and other resources, the development of personnel, and compliance with regulatory and professional standards, strategic planning and the fostering of interdisciplinary collaborative relationships within the organization.
Licensure and Certification:
Current California RN license
Current BLS provider card
Certified Diabetes Educator/CDE (preferred) or willing to obtain certification upon hire
Wound Care certification preferred
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred
Member in professional organization preferred
Five (5) years current nursing experience
Experience in brain injury and/or hemorrhagic/ischemic stroke patients, with demonstration of
competent clinical judgment and leadership ability preferred
Basic management experience including one (1)year progressive charge nurse experience preferred
BSN/Bachelor's degree in related field may be substituted for two (2) years' experience
MSN/Masters in related field may be substituted for three (3) years' experience
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Effective two way communication skills (listening and speaking); strong interpersonal skills with staff,
physicians, patients and their significant others.
Strong leadership and critical reasoning skills in clinical decision-making, planning and organizing,
initiative and ingenuity, creativity, independent decision-making, problem solving, and ability to
Ability to work effectively with physicians and interdisciplinary teams toward achieving a
common goal in accordance with established timelines.
Strong data management, experience in performance improvement measures preferred.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital