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Nurse Navigator - Nephrology and Hepatology

Job ID 148755 Date posted 08/11/2018

Nurse Navigator ? Transplantation and Hepatobilary Diseases

The Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is seeking a talented Nurse Navigator to play a key role in this dynamic department. The Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases is part of an integrated, multidisciplinary group practice providing comprehensive care for a wide range of patients including medical patients with liver and kidney disease, patients with conditions requiring surgical intervention of liver, as well as liver and kidney transplant patients.
The Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases is a truly integrated department with 5 surgeons, and 7 medical physicians including 5 Transplant Hepatologists and 2 Transplant Nephrologists. The department also includes 2 PAs, 9 RNs functioning in high-level Transplant Coordinator roles, and 3 Medical Assistants.

Under the general supervision of the Service Line Nurse Manager, the Nurse Navigator for the Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases practices within the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center?s Professional Practice Model, Massachusetts Nurse Practice Act and ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The role of the Nurse Navigator will be to support the Hepatology, Nephrology and Heaptobiliary surgery patients who are not undergoing transplant.
The Nurse Navigator will
A. Establish professional relationships with nurses, physicians and other colleagues and patients and families.
B. Provide direct patient care and comprehensive care for patients and families to facilitate flow through the system and maintain communication with outside providers. As a member of the team the Nurse Navigator will oversee planning, scheduling and coordination of care.C. Educate the patient and family about the patient?s illness and treatment including preventative measures appropriate to the patient.
D. Supports Lahey Clinics commitment to community based activities both within the Lahey community and beyond.

The Nurse Navigator is responsible for:
Clinical Judgment and Decision Making: Understands the problems, issues or concerns of patients/families and attends to relevant/critical information, and responds in concerned and involved ways.
A. The Nurse Navigator is expected to and is accountable for providing safe patient care by demonstrating organizational skills that maintain and coordinate safe delivery of quality care for assigned patients/families.
- Develops a culturally competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes, and addresses preventative measures.
B. Performs systematic patient and family assessment relevant to practice settings.
C. Delivers care that is specific to the age of the patient.
D. Evaluates effectiveness of care and adapts plan based on patient/family response


Education: Bachelors of Science in Nursing
2 years Acute Care Medical Surgical experience
Nurse Navigator Experience preferred


DAYS, Monday thru Friday

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