Community Health Systems Continuum of Care Coordinator (RN) - Metro Tennova Hospitals, FT in Knoxville, Tennessee


Continuum of Care Coordinators / Patient Navigators are trained, culturally sensitive health care workers who provide support and guidance throughout the cancer care continuum. They help people "navigate" through the maze of doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance and payment systems, patient-support organizations, and other components of the health care system. Services are designed to support timely delivery of quality standard cancer care and ensure that patients, survivors, and families are satisfied with their encounters with the cancer care system. Patient Navigator activities designed to achieve these outcomes include: Coordinating appointments with providers to ensure timely delivery of diagnostic and treatment services. Maintaining communication with patients, survivors, families, and the health care providers to monitor patient satisfaction with the cancer care experience. Ensuring that appropriate medical records are available at scheduled appointments. Arranging language translation or interpretation services. Facilitating financial support and helping with paperwork. Arranging transportation and/or child/elder care. Facilitating linkages to follow-up services. Other Navigator activities include community outreach, providing access to clinical trials, and building partnerships with local agencies and groups (e.g., referrals to other services and/or cancer survivor support groups).


Current TN RN license required. A minimum of two years of strong clinical/healthcare experience required. Current working knowledge of discharge planning, utilization management, case management and disease management required. Understanding of pre-acute and post-acute venues of care and post-acute community resources, physician office routines, and transitional procedures for pre- and post-acute care. Supervisor and project leadership experience a plus. Knowledge of Medicare and ACO practice management preferred. Prior experience as a Care Navigator for high-risk patient populations preferred.

Job: Nursing

Organization: Knoxville Holdings

Location: TN-Knoxville

Requisition ID: 1770792

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