Under the direction of the Director of the Cardiovascular Services the Nurse Navigator coordinates the Stroke and Chest Pain Services thereby supporting two disease management programs, Cardiac and Neurologic. The navigator assists patients with coordination of care through the hospitalization with continued contact, education and support post discharge. The Navigator provides education and emotional support to patients and families, identification and development of programs and services to enhance patient care and support for program outreach to referring physicians and the community. The Nurse Navigator uses evidence-based best practices and is responsible for gathering and reporting of data.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: