Transitional Care Nurse / Navigator
Why Mount Nittany Health?
At Mount Nittany Health, we provide high-quality patient care with a unique combination of the latest in clinical technology and compassionate medical professionals. We are committed to improving both the quality and availability of healthcare in our region and seek to hire only the best to support the communities we serve.
The Transitional Care Nurse serves in an expanded nursing role to collaborate with the patients, hospitalist, specialists, and case managers to provide a model of care that ensures the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective healthcare services across the continuum. The Transitional Care Nurse facilitates the delivery of high-quality care through the application of evidence based medical protocols and improves the quality of outcomes. The Transitional Care Nurse acts as a facilitator of care across the care continuum thus, interfacing with acute care and post discharge agencies, fostering physician relationships, and assisting in the coordination and facilitation of patients assigned to the Hospitalist group. The individual provides clinical leadership, expertise, collaboration, consultation and mentorship to promote evidence-based practice.
1) Completion of a registered nurse degree program required.
1) Two years acute care nursing experience.
2) Experience in one or more of the following is preferred: Case Management; Utilization Management; Quality Improvement; Performance Improvement; JCAHO and other regulatory processes.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
1) Effectively functions as a team member and as a liaison between patient and staff.
2) Supports and encourages harmonious communication skills.
3) Job requires strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills.
4) Communicates in highly professional manner at all times.
5) Demonstrates a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times.
1) Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.
2) Meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) and renews BLS every two years.