Mount Carmel Health System

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Ortho Nurse Navigator, Mount Carmel East

Mount Carmel Health System - Columbus, Ohio

Posted: 12/10/2018


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Position Purpose:

At Mount Carmel, we’re committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and communities. Our colleagues – people like you – share our passion for always going above and beyond to provide the highest standards of care.

Job Description Details:

Our professional nurses are truly the heart and soul of Mount Carmel. It is their resilience, humility and determination that drive positive patient outcomes. To support you, Mount Carmel provides continuous opportunities for personal balance, professional opportunity and clinical growth. Our culture of shared governance and collaboration creates an environment that puts the focus on what’s truly important – our patients and the communities we serve.

The Nurse Navigator assists in creating a seamless flow through the health care system for the orthopedic surgical patient.  Provides one-on-one case management guidance and coordination of services and follows the patient through the care continuum. Collaborates with other, both internal and external to the organization to achieve timely, cost effective utilization of resources while supporting

patient needs.

Job Qualifications:

  • Graduate from school of nursing.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical nursing experience with 1 year experience in

    utilization review, discharge planning, case management, disease management or medical social work experience required.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, summarize and concisely report medical utilization, and medical chart audit results.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with case management and social services resources to assure development and documentation of a treatment plan for patients.
  • Collaborative patient care including rounding, equipment needs and discharge planning with communication among all appropriate colleagues.
  • Completes an initial assessment of the patient within 24 hours of admission, including medical history, medications, symptoms, degree of support from family & friends, and current treatment prescribed by the patient’s physician.
  • Consults with patient to set negotiated goals for discharge and discharge needs.
  • Participates in designated committees and task forces at the direction of the Supervisor and Sr. Director of Medical Management.

At Mount Carmel, we invest in your success. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues to advance patient-centered care every day . Join us in our mission to transform the lives of those we serve.


  • Identifies discharge needs, determines the appropriate level of care that the patient can transition to, coordinates planning, and problem solves continuity issues to ensure seamless continuum of patient care and prevent the patient from having to readmit to the hospital.

  • Assures all appropriate clinical information is provided to outside agencies.  Communicates pertinent information to the appropriate members of the patient care team both effectively and professionally. Takes responsibility to identify and eliminate barriers to effective patient stay management and promotes improvements in work processes within department, hospital, and community.

  • Responsible/accountable for professional development and maintaining licensure. Takes ownership for self-education. Advocates for patient legal, social, and ethical rights while balancing patient resources and hospital financial stewardship.  Refers quality issues and poor utilization of services to the appropriate sources.  Coordinates/facilitates patient/family education


  • Associates degree from an accredited RN program
  • Current license to practice as registered nurse in the State of Ohio
  • Minimum of 3-5 years recent clinical experience in an acute care setting.

Discovering opportunities, support and excellence – all while making a real difference in patients’ lives – begins at Mount Carmel. Find a new beginning and advance your career with us.

Mount Carmel and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.


Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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