Jul 09, 2024

Nurse Navigator

  • Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • 1120 15th St, Augusta, GA 30912, USA

Job Description

* About Us Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.  Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office.  Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect.  These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct. Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653. Location Augusta University - Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 College/Department Information The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation’s largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG’s expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide. Job Summary The nurse navigator is an experienced nurse who promotes quality, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, evidence-based care for adult and transitioning patients with benign hematology conditions. The navigator will perform ongoing assessments of patient needs, monitor and coordinate care, complete patient-level forms and letters, manage prescriptions and Prior Authorizations, promote patient adherence with clinic visits and treatments, manage patient messages, educate patients and families, and evaluate progress toward health care goals. The navigator will help coordinate specialty and outreach clinics and will serve as a liaison for our Center with community and healthcare partners. The nurse navigator will function as back-up clinic nurse and will provide ongoing support for data management/surveillance and quality improvement efforts. Note: Clinical functions supported by this position take place on campus, via telemedicine, and in clinics located across Georgia. Occasional travel may be required. Responsibilities Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: CARE COORDINATION: Facilitate and promote quality, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for transitioning and adult patients with benign hematology conditions in local and outreach clinics. Perform systematic, ongoing assessments of patient needs and develop individualized care plans. Identify barriers to care plans and coordinate interventions as needed. Gather pertinent information about the patient's medical, psychosocial, and functional status. Communicate with the multidisciplinary team (neurology, orthopedics, physical therapy, dental, primary care, mental health, social work, etc.) as indicated to complete the needs assessment. Coordinate multi-disciplinary conferences as indicated. Coordinate and facilitate appointments and patient contact with all disciplines and services. Assist with ongoing assessments of medications, including calling in or electronically entering new prescriptions and renewals, obtaining prior authorization, monitoring prescription frequency, and communicating with providers, patients, and pharmacies regarding any prescription issues. Assist with follow up on laboratory and other test results, communicate with providers, and facilitate any needed intervention. Assist with management of patient phone calls and triaging patient needs. Help complete paperwork or write letters in support of patients' insurance needs, work or school requirements, disability assessments, financial issues, or other. Monitor patient status toward goals and evidence-based management. Help schedule specialty and outreach clinics; help promote patient compliance with treatments and clinic visits; follow up on no-shows to clinic and referral visits; help monitor and improve census trends. May require occasional travel to outreach clinics. EDUCATION: Provide information / education to patients and family members in order to promote seamless, continuous, and comprehensive care in the patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care and in the existing and new adult patients in the sickle cell and bleeding disorder clinics. Initiate and document teaching and develop patient / family education program(s) or tools based on assessment of needs. Educate patients and families about research opportunities. Serve as a resource for community educational events, such as health fairs, fund raisers, screenings, symposiums, lectures, and staff education. CLINICAL CARE: Serve as back up clinic nurse as needed for adult sickle cell and bleeding disorder clinics. Maintain clinical databases - data entry, auditing, and reporting. Ensure clinical databases are current, complete, and accurate. May require occasional travel to outreach clinics. OTHER DUTIES: Perform other job-related duties as assigned to facilitate clinic and research operations and to promote optimal patient care and patient satisfaction. Assist with Quality Assurance/ Quality Improvement efforts. Required Qualifications Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university, Georgia Registered Nursing license, and must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentiality; Detail-oriented; Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Shift/Salary/Benefits **This position is 100% grant funded**   Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)   Pay Band: B14   Salary Minimum: $75,300 - $90,000   Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position   Recruitment Period: 7/8/24 - Until Filled   Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.   Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.   Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today! Conditions of Employment All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.   If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.   Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.   For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.   All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond. Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited. Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. How To Apply Consider applying with us today! https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/     Search Job Opening ID: 274261 Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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