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Weight Mgmt Nurse Navigator

Job ID:
R12728

Shift:
1st

Full/Part Time:
Full_time

Location:

3815 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Benefits Eligible:
Yes

Hours Per Week:
40

Schedule Details/Additional Information:
Monday-Friday 8am-5:00pm- No Weekends or Holidays

Weight Mgmt. Nurse Navigator-Registered Nurse

Bariatric Accredited Center of Excellence at Good Samaritan Hospital

Monday – Friday 8-5pm No weekends or holidays.

If you have a strong surgical RN background and a passion for working with the Weight Management Patient Population this may be the next step in your nursing career! Duties include nursing assessments of bariatric and weight management patients patient navigation through medical and surgical care pathways triage of referrals pre and post-op care coordination and facilitation of patient education and support groups. Must have a strong degree of empathy sensitivity and autonomy. Enjoys working with Bariatric Surgeons inpatient and outpatient clinical staff and patient/families while navigating the continuum of care.

Position Requirements: Bachelor`s Degree in Nursing.

Typically requires 5 years of experience in clinical nursing that includes experience in nursing assessment care plan development and patient education across acute and ambulatory care settings.

Experience in acute and/or ambulatory weight management care settings preferred.

Working knowledge of the components of quality and patient care needs specifically related to the area in which care will be performed.

Maintains clinical expertise to effectively manage physical emotional psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients throughout the care continuum. Excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills necessary to negotiate with families patients physicians and third party payers. Demonstrated ability to work well with physicians and other professionals in a direct and positive manner. Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required. Clear oral communications and hearing acuity required for receiving instructions

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