Brockton Hospital Patient Navigator/LPN in Brockton, Massachusetts
The Patient Navigator (PN) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will assume responsibilities for the care coordination for patients. The PN works collaboratively with internal and external entities in order to remove barriers to care and ensure smooth care transitions for patients/families. The Patient Navigator works with patients to address their needs by serving as the link/liaison between the patient and the rest of the care team. The PN will identify and help to close care gaps, provide support and education to the patient and family/caregivers. The PN/ LPN will perform professional administrative and clinical duties including but not limited to care, treatment, documentation and education to maintain and support the department and to ensure efficient patient flow through the department. Ability to communicate effectively, build good relationships, show compassion and empathy and exercise good judgement. Ability to exhibit resourcefulness, initiative, and problem solving. Knowledge of health promotion and maintenance strategies. Familiarity of community based resources, ability to work as part of a team, self-driven and motivated. Familiarity with healthcare systems and settings. Ability to work independently. Graduate of an approved practical nursing program. LPN experience required, Ambulatory care experience preferred. Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Licensed Practical Nurse. BLS required. Basic computer skills and general knowledge of EMR required. Meditech experience preferred.