Northwestern Memorial Hospital Heart Failure Nurse Navigator in Winfield, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Job id : 10353The Heart Failure Nurse Navigator supports Patient Care Services (PCS) and the Heart and Vascular Service Line by overseeing the care of all heart failure inpatients at CDH. The Navigator works with nursing leaders in Patient Care Services, the RMG Medical Director of Heart Failure and physician leaders from other practices. The Navigator works collaboratively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to establish an evidence based continuum of care plan with the goal of optimizing clinical outcomes. The main responsibilities are heart failure patient rounding, review of documentation of required care processes, coordination or direct provision of patient education and development of a plan with case management and our community heart failure nurses for outpatient services appropriate for level of complexity. In collaboration with the Medical Director, supports standardization of heart failure care at CDH and compliance with evidence-based heart failure care standards. With Medical Director establishes clinical standards, order sets, policies and procedures for the provision of services. The individual in this position will be responsible to identify care processes in need of improvement and proactively act to resolve unfavorable outcomes. Will serve on teams in an advisory capacity regarding updates to protocols, procedures, care guidelines and quality improvement. The Heart Failure Nurse Navigator is responsible to work directly with nursing unit leaders to review for compliance to Joint Commission standards for Basic and Advanced HF Certification. Serves as primary contact for physicians and other care providers, responsible for managing patient care needs and progress, care plan development and discharge planning. Follow all heart failure inpatients on all nursing units. Perform daily assessment to evaluate that appropriate care plans/protocols are in place and being followed by appropriate members of multi-disciplinary team including documentation of findings. Collects and synthesizes patient data based on assessment including but not limited to health and medical history, physical examination, review of diagnostic tests/procedures and assessment of preventive health screening. Develop an individualized evidence based care plan that includes patient identified self-management goals. Ensures that and supports patient to actively participate in identified self-management care goals. Navigate the heart failure patient through the inpatient setting, and ensures discharge planning matches complexity of the disease process. Participate in bedside heart failure team rounds. Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. This employer participates in E-Verify.For more details go to URL