Nurse Navigator Job Description

nurse navigator job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Nurse Navigator Job Description

A nurse navigator is a health professional who works with both patients and their families to help them navigate the healthcare system.

Nurse navigators help patients and their families understand the healthcare system and make decisions about their care.

These navigators can help patients find a doctor in their insurance network, help patients follow recommended treatment paths, and answer questions about patients’ care or bills.

Nurse navigators also help families find resources and programs, such as free or low-cost care or medications, and navigate their health insurance benefits.

They can help patients apply for Medicaid or Medicare if they qualify and can help patients resolve payment issues with their providers.


Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Nurse Navigator to help us improve patient care and outcomes. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a hospital or clinical setting and be able to effectively communicate with patients and families.

Nurse Navigator Duties:

  • Tracking patient’s health progress
  • Helping patients through different phases of recovery
  • Ensuring that patients are compliant with medications
  • Meeting with patients and monitoring their health
  • Collaborating with physicians and staff while monitoring patient’s progress
  • Assisting patients when readmission is needed

Nurse Navigator Responsibilities:

  • Assisting patients with insurance, including the application for government and private insurance benefits, including elements of precertification and preauthorization
  • Assisting patients in understanding and managing their health care benefits and insurance coverage
  • Assisting patients with navigation of the healthcare system
  • Communicating with patients and their providers to ensure care is planned and delivered
  • Facilitating access to care, including transportation, scheduling, and referrals

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Registered nurse license in good standing
  • Certification as a nurse navigator
  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration
  • 4+ years’ of nursing experience
  • Clinical nursing experience in emergency department, intensive care, or critical care units is preferred

We at Company Name believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to our success as an organization. We are committed to building a team that reflects the full spectrum of society, and we encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or age.

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