The Acute Care Navigator coordinates and supports the providers and multidisciplinary team in facilitating patient care, providing ongoing care management services during an acute-care admission as well as continued follow up with the objective of enhancing the quality of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while managing the cost of care. The Care Navigator also provides utilization management, clinical documentation integrity, discharge planning and post-acute care needs assessment and acts as a liaison for utilization management and clinical documentation improvement. The Care Navigator is accountable for designated unit-based patient cases and plans effectively in order to meet patient needs, manage the length of stay via monitoring and coordination of care pathways and promote efficient utilization of resources.
What you will need:
Associate's degree in nursing, BSN preferred.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia.
Three (3) years acute care nursing experience in an acute care hospital, preferably with ICU and/or Medical/Surgical experience.
Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) and/or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) preferred.
Working knowledge and experience in ICD10 Diagnosis and Procedure Coding, Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding knowledge preferred.
Additional Information The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) is a nationally recognized academic medical center, nationally-verified Level 1 Trauma Center, Magnet ® hospital for nursing, and serves a service area of 30 counties and a population of nearly 750,000 persons. MCNH has over 4,500 employees and a medical staff of approximately 700 physicians. As the second largest hospital in Georgia, it is licensed for 637 beds, including pediatrics, medical surgical, trauma and cardiac surgery. The Emergency Center, with helipad capability and three urgent care centers, treats over 140,000 visitors per year. MCNH provides a broad range of community-based outpatient diagnostic, primary care, wellness and comprehensive rehabilitation services. It is the primary academic hospital for Mercer University School of Medicine, providing residency and fellowship programs for over 100 residents and is affiliated with multiple universities as a clinical education site. MCNH also operates the Doctors Office Building.