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Nurse Navigator - Thoracic Surgery - Cancer Center - Detroit - Full Time

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Detroit
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Nurse Navigator - Thoracic Surgery - Cancer Center - Full Time

Full Time Benefit Eligible

Within the Henry Ford Medical Group, all nurses at our 47 (and counting!) locations strive to provide exceptional patient care every day. They are encouraged to participate in quality assurance, patient and employee safety, clinical research and lean/best practices to make a difference in the care of our patients and families. HFMG Nursing uses evidence-based practice, professional practice standards and a strong partnership with our (over 1200) physicians to be empowered, self-driven professionals.

Thank you for your interest in Henry Ford Medical Group Nursing!


Nurse Navigators are nurses with specialty-specific clinical knowledge who offer individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers across the continuum of care. Navigators Collaborate with other health care team members including physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, social workers, financial counselors, community health workers, patient access coordinators, and ancillary and other support staff, and referring physicians to create a high-quality, efficient, safe, and exceptional patient experience.


  • Position: 40 hours per week, no weekends or holidays
  • Shift: Days
  • Location: Cancer Center/Detroit
  • Benefits: Full Time benefit package

    • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required.
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
    • Two (2) years of nursing experience required.
    • Specialty experience preferred.
    • Maintains and demonstrates current clinical knowledge in area of specialty.
    • Strong organizational, leadership, listening, critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
    • Ability to prioritize and reprioritize quickly.
    • Ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
    • Ability to work in teams and in a self-directed, autonomous manner.
    • Able to delegate and coordinate efforts of the team/co-workers.
    • Compassionate and empathetic.
    • Understands Musculoskeletal Health specialties, pathways and procedures, goals of care, symptom management, quality of life, and evidence-based practice guidelines.
    • Demonstrates excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
    • Takes necessary actions to develop and maintain personal job competencies/expertise and to improve performance on an ongoing basis; keeps current regarding medical and technological trends in healthcare overall and/or specialty/service line best practices, as well as a working knowledge of insurance rules and community resources.
    • Computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Outlook and electronic medical record

      • Current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
      • Specialty-specific certification preferred and desired within two (2) years of hire as appropriate to job being filled.
        Additional Details

        This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


        Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

        $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

        including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

        other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

        now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

        of the nation's oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

        health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region's

        major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

        remaining Michigan's fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

        education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

        in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

        pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.


        Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

        making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

        Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

        Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

        dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

        and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

        employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

        (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

        Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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