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RN Patient Navigator - Thoracic/Cardio Surg Clinic


CHRISTUS Good Shepherd


Registered Nurse (RN)


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GSMC - Longview-15500


700 E. Marshall Ave.
Longview, TX  75601


Full Time

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Position Summary:

Works under the supervision of the Director of Operations for Cardiovascular Services, Clinic Manager, Pulmonary Specialists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Responsible for Business Development of new clinic initiatives for early detection of disease processes (new clinic startups).

Development of new clinical pathways & protocols working with physicians internal to the clinic and with referral sources.

Manages community outreach to promote disease awareness and the offerings of the specific clinic focus.

Serves in an expanded nursing role to collaborate with members and their Primary Care Providers to provide a model of care that ensures the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective healthcare services. Assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates all options and services with the goal of optimizing the patient's health status. Integrates evidence based guidelines, preventive guidelines, protocols, and other metrics in the development of treatment plans that are patient-centric, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of care for the health plan members.

Develops systems of care that monitor patient progress and promote early interventions in acute care situations. Works effectively with other patients of the health care team to optimize interventions.

Manages utilization and practice metrics to refine the delivery of care model to maximize clinical, quality and fiscal outcomes.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing required; Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Must be able to work in a self-directed environment with the ability to also work with teams
  • Requires excellent leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as excellent presentation skills
  • Must be computer literate; Microsoft Office competency required
  • Minimum 3 years' clinical experience required
  • Prior experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgical Care, and/or Cardiovascular Surgery preferred
  • Current Texas RN license required
  • BLS-Healthcare Provider
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