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Nurse Patient Navigator (RN) - Orthopedic Spine

Company: Ascension
Location: Detroit
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Come join our team as a Nurse Patient Navigator! 


In this role, you will do a combination of patient education, office work, and bedside care.  You will work to prep pre-operative patients, and educate spine and orthopedic patients.  You will be responsible for teaching a weekly patient education course to the unit's patient population, amongst other responsibilities. 


Unit Description:  33 bed unit specializing in elective Orthopedic and Neuro Surgeries. These surgeries consist of: Total Hip, Shoulder and Knee Replacement, lumbar, laminectomy, fusion, and craniotomy patients.   


Scheduled Hours: FT Days- This associate will work a combination of 8 hour and 10 hour shifts.  Hours may vary depending on the need of the unit.  There is the possibility of a 4:30AM to 5:00AM start time in order to work with pre-op patients on the unit.  

What You Will Do:

Serve as a patient navigator throughout the continuum of care.

  • Function as a liaison for management staff, administration, physicians, managed care companies, community organizations, and other customers.
  • Coordinate efforts for treatment and promotes quality improvement and educational efforts.
  • Compile data, tracks outcomes, and make recommendations for process improvement.
  • Provide referrals/support for follow-up care for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Michigan Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) preferred.


  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Additional Preferences:

Candidates with prior orthopedics, rehab, education, and/or hospital experience are preferred. 

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension SE Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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