Patient Navigator in Sanford, NC at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 12/26/2020

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    Sanford, NC
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Job Description

Central Carolina Hospital
Job Summary:
The Patient Navigator functions as a member of the radiology team to ensure continuity of care for our Mammography and CT Lung Screening Patients. The Patient Navigator’s role will be to assess patients and track them through the healthcare delivery system. This will include educating and supporting patients and families. The Navigator will be visible in the community by participating in health fairs and providing educational programs for patients and the medical community. In this role the Patient Navigator will coordinate support groups for patients and family.

1. Coordinates and facilitates care for breast cancer and lung cancer patients and provides emotional support.
2. Identifies needs for support groups for patients and families and assists in coordinating and/or facilitating such groups.
3. Identifies and maintains materials and resources for patients.
4. Represents Central Carolina Hospital at community events and health fairs.
5. Builds relationships with referring physicians.
6. Develops and implements protocols to insure patients receive timely diagnostic and treatment information.
7. Interacts with patients regarding genetic testing and follows up with patients regarding results.
8. Thoroughly understands and operates PACS, Radiology information System (RadNet), Mammography Tracking System (Aspen), and Lung Cancer Tracking (EON). Demonstrates ability to track patients and run administrative reports from systems.
9. Assists radiologists/physicians with procedures as required. Ensures that Standard Precautions and sterile techniques are utilized.
10. Maintains communication and cooperation with radiologist and other ancillary departments regarding changes in protocol, scheduling of procedures, exams performed and patient flow.
11. Verbalizes and/or demonstrates knowledge of clinical information and practices essential to assuring provision of age-specific care to all age groups.
12. Verifies patient identification, confirms physician orders, obtains patient history / forms, assesses patient condition, explains procedures, provides patient education, and addresses patient concerns prior to performing exams.
13. Performs imaging procedures that require independent judgment and utilization of proper positioning, protocols, and techniques to obtain diagnostic images to meet radiologist specifications. Identifies normal anatomy and/or unusual findings.
14. Assures proper completion of all exams requested including documentation, charging, and proper labeling of images.
15. Demonstrates proficiency in the operation and proper handling of diagnostic equipment. Maintains all equipment and accessories in efficient operating order; performs preventative maintenance as required, contacts service for repairs when necessary.
16. Participates in departmental performance improvement activities. May be assigned specific quality assurance / quality control duties.
17. Assists and performs mammograms and/or breast ultrasounds as needed.

Job Requirements

Required Education: 
Associate’s degree ( Preferred )
Other: Training commensurate with ARRT (R) /(M) certification and/or Ultrasound Certification - Required

Required License:NONE

Required Certification:
ARRT Certification in Radiography, and /or Ultrasound, or ARDMS (B) –Required
ARRT Certification in Mammography - Preferred
American Heart Association BLS – Required

Preferred Experience:
3 to 5 Years’ Experience in Mammography, Ultrasound or Patient Navigator Role
If ARRT (R) will be required to meet MQSA mammography requirements within 6 months if not qualified @ employment.

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