Clara Maass Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full-time RN, Bariatric Navigator to coordinate the care of our bariatric patients.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. · Assists in administrative functions and the development and implementation of patient care protocols, clinical pathways and in updating patient policies and procedures for care of Bariatric surgery patients. · Assesses and monitors the continuity of care and expedites and coordinates the delivery of services to facilitate a patient's progress throughout the continuum of care, from point of first interest, through the qualification period, the surgery process, post-op care, and post discharge to achieve desired quality outcomes. · Assists in the identification and reporting of quality issues, and in the development of a performance improvement plan for the Bariatric Surgery Program to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of the program including but not limited to quality assessment, utilization review, risk management, and infection control. Identifies appropriate indicators to monitor and track and in conjunction with marketing, tracks patient data advertising campaigns, and patient referral outcomes. · Works in conjunction with and assists leadership and clinical nurse specialists in developing curriculum and providing in-service education for Medical Staff and employees regarding the special needs of Bariatric patients. (Sensitivity training, lift & transfer techniques, complications of Bariatric surgery, post-op care psychosocial needs etc.). · Coordinates and participates in monthly informational seminars. · Coordinates and participates in monthly Support Groups. Collaborates with the patient support group facilitator and facilitates meetings as necessary in the absence of a facilitator.
Additional Requirements: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN required. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in New Jersey Three to five years of clinical experience, management experience, or quality management, case management or discharge planning experience Experience in Bariatrics highly preferred Experience in program development, insurance and marketing experience preferred in order to lead and direct an interdisciplinary work group.