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Nurse Navigator - Dept of Cardiac Surgery

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Description Job Schedule: Full Time Standard Hours: 40 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Mon - Friday Work where every moment matters. Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network. Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is one of the largest medical practices in New England with multiple locations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. We consist of a team of professionals ranging from Medical Assistants to Physician Assistants and everything in between. Our physician led medical group enjoys an excellent reputation with patients and the medical community, offering primary care, urgent care and more than 30 different specialties. Job Description Serves as a member of the multidisciplinary care team with a focus on individualized care of cardiac surgery patients. Provides ongoing patient/family education and supports the coordination of care, as directed by the cardiac surgeon and cardiac surgery provider team. Provide pre-op education to cardiac surgery patients/families primarily in the ambulatory setting with a focus on providing excellent patient/family experience. Collaborate with other health care providers (Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology, Hospitalists, Nursing, Social Workers, Case Coordinators, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Palliative Care, etc.) to decrease in-patient length of stay and readmissions of cardiac surgery patients by facilitating a smooth transfer of care to and from the community. Identify specific patient and/or family psychosocial, interpersonal and clinical care needs during the preop, intraop and post op cardiac surgery period. Develops plan of care to address these needs and potential barriers. Facilitate post-op ambulatory care of cardiac surgery patients and provide post-op education as needed. Demonstrates the ability to assess, plan and implement plan of care with regard to educational and psychosocial needs of the cardiac surgery patients and their families. Demonstrates excellent customer service skills including superior telephonic and written communication skills. Functions as a patient advocate, educator, key point of contact and liaison between the patient and all other appropriate services. Participates in community education (educational outreach programs, workshops, seminars, support services). Outpatient nurse navigator will also collaborate with inpatient navigator team to provide coverage in hospital as needed. Qualifications Education: BSN Master of Science in Nursing preferred Experience & Licensure: 5 years nursing experience Licensed as a professional RN in the state of Connecticut 3 years clinical in-patient OR/cardiac surgery/Critical Care Nursing experience preferred Spanish fluency highly preferred We take great care of careers. With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment .

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Bridgeport , Nurse Navigator - Dept of Cardiac Surgery, Healthcare , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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