The Nurse Navigator is an RN Case Manager who works within the Trinity Clinic Practice groups to assess the patient, develop a Care Plan with the patient, family and physician, facilitate care and improve overall health and wellness of patients with complicated chronic disease and multiple co-morbid conditions. The Nurse Navigator will facilitate communication with the treatment team, all departments within the Clinic and hospital facilities and promote community resources to provide medical management of this patient population and to assess ongoing health care needs to provide community resources and referrals.
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse with the State of Texas.
BLS from American Heart Association required
Prefer candidate with CCM Certification (Commission for Case Manager Certification), or must be willing to obtain within 1 year of employment.
3-5 years acute care nurse experience and 2-3 years of case management experience is required. Prefer case management experience to be with complicated chronic disease patients.
Must have knowledge of Managed Care, health plan design, clinical knowledge and utilization reporting and outcomes management.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Must have Electronic Medical Record experience. Prefer EPIC
Must have strong presentation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.