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Department:  Nursing
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

The Clinical Nurse Navigator I is a registered nurse responsible for the seamless coordination of care across the continuum for patients with complex, integration-sensitive diagnoses.  The navigator is a patient advocate who coordinates care in conjunction with the physicians from the time of diagnosis or admission through discharge or up to end of life.  Educates patient and family/significant others on the health care experience; implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates care options, services, and resources.  Links family/patient to appropriate resources as needed. Proactive in finding ways to enhance the patient experience clinically and in service in order to provide an exceptional patient experience. The Clinical Nurse Navigator also assists in quality improvement initiatives by gathering, tracking, and researching quality metrics. Monitors outcomes, e.g. patient satisfaction, compliance with the treatment regimen, and loyalty. Interacts with department nurses, and may orient and train incoming Clinical Nurses and Patient Care Assistants. Performs other duties as assigned.


Community Health – The Nurse Navigator in Community Health works with low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients.  In addition to the above duties, the Nurse Navigator will provide case management and coordination of services in the community by identifying medical, psycho-social, and economic conditions to ensure that appropriate treatment and services are obtained. They will also develop health-related educational programs and deliver lectures and/or perform demonstrations.  The Nurse Navigator can also provide health and wellness coaching if certified to do so.



Education and Experience

All Clinical Nurse Navigator I’s have the following requirement:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in nursing and 3 years of experience in the area of specialty required.

Additional department specific requirements are as follows:

  • Community Health:  BSN required.  Bilingual skills, especially Spanish are preferred. 





  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California, in good standing.


Certifications Required:

  • CPR


Certifications Preferred:

  • BLS certification. 
  • Health Coaching Certification preferred


Reports to Supervisor/Director of Department and to next RN level leader for clinical aspects of the position.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Public Health, Medical, Nursing, Patient Care, Registered Nurse, Healthcare

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