The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!
Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PH DuBois) like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.
PH DuBois offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PH DuBois is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.
Under direct supervision of the Medical Director, the Clinical Nurse Navigator provides direct patient care and comprehensive coordination of care for patients and their families/caregivers, to eliminate barriers to timely care, facilitate flow through system, facilitate interactions with clinical research office, increase patient and provider satisfaction, maintain point of contact with providers and serve as the first point of contact for patients and families.
*Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Provides direct patient nursing care for specified Lung Center patients, appropriate supportive care, and other treatments as prescribed.
Performs nursing assessments and triage of patient care needs for new and ongoing patients, including patients on a clinical research study.
Collaborates with other health care providers, Physicians, Program Directors, and Medical Directors regarding clinic and patient needs.
Acts as central point of contact for all navigated patients; including interaction with medical, nursing, ancillary services, and when appropriate the clinical research coordinator.
Identify potential patients for clinical trial protocols and coordinate with the research coordinator to consent the patient.
Provides education to patients, families and significant others; acts as an information resource to students, health care professionals, patients and public.
Collect and report data from patient on barriers, health care, medications, prior treatments, etc.
Track order completion and follow up. Monitor patient compliance with patient treatment plan.
Assist patients with referral to outside resources and care coordination as needed.
Attendance at surgical case review meetings.
Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
Collaborates with medical providers, patient care staff and clinic management in the planning and implementation of patient and staff education.
Designs or participates in the creation of health education materials.
Other duties as assigned.