To be part of our organization, every employee should understand
and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our
Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect,
accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
The Stroke Center Nurse Navigator facilitates the
multidisciplinary clinical system resulting in exceptional patient
care and clinical outcomes. The Nurse Navigator is involved with
patients, families and staff members across the entire stroke care
continuum - from pre-hospital, Emergency Department, Intensive Care
Units, recovery care units, to discharge planning and follow-up
calls, outpatient clinics, and community outreach events. The Nurse
Navigator improves patient preparedness for treatment through
education and psychosocial suport while also facilitating
interaction between patients, their physician(s) and referrals as
appropriate. The Nurse Navigator assists in the development of
appropriate educational materials and program monitoring to promote
coordination of care and patient satisfaction. The Nurse Navigator
assists the clinical and leadership team with program development,
expansion and successful achievement of programmatic goals.
- Assists with all clinical and administrative aspects,
initiatives and responsibilities associated with the Stroke
- 1.1 Assists physician leadership with ongoing management of the
- Provides support to patient caregivers through guidance,
direction and support in both the inpatient and outpatient
- 2.1 Assists patients and families in understanding their
diagnosis, treatment options and available resources.
- Maintains and prepares for compliance readiness related to
ongoing Joint Commission Primary and Comprehensive Stroke
- 3.1 Maintains knowledge of Joint Commission certification
- Assists physician and administrative leaders with Stroke Center
quality improvement process.
- 4.1 Participates in department specific quality improvement
activity relevant to program and role.
- Collaborates with physicians, nurses and staff to assess
educational needs of patients, families and community.
- 5.1 Assesses needs and collaborates with physicians and
clinical staff to develop and provide ongoing stroke
- Medical record management.
- 6.1 As requested, assists with data abstraction and
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required; Master's degree in
Nursing or Healthcare preferred.
Three (3) to five (5) years experience in acute care,
neuroscience rehabilitation or healthcare management required.
Experience in a combination of the following will be considered:
clinical care, clinical process improvement, outcomes management,
case management and physician relations. Knowledge and
understanding of standards related to the Joint Commission
certification process and "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke"
preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Connecticut RN license required; BLS and ACLS certification
required; SCRN certification within three years of hire.
Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast paced, complex
academic medical environment where the Nurse Navigator works as a
valued member of the multidisciplinary team. Must possess
understanding of clinical processes, organizational dynamics and
process improvement. Must be self motivated, goal oriented and able
to work independently. Must be able to work as a member of a
multi-disciplinary team. Must have the ability to develop
relationships and work collaboratively and effectively in
partnership with patients, families, physicians, clinical staff,
hospital departments, community and outside organizations. Must
have excellent assessment, communication and organizational skills
with the ability to manage and follow through on multiple
priorities. Excellent critical thinking, analysis and assessment
skills for successful process improvement planning and monitoring.
Proficient in computer and data management. Must be flexible and
able to quickly transition to needed roles across various care
settings as described in the transition of care venues,
YNHHS Requisition ID