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Patient Navigator, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (Full Time Days)

2021-01-29
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  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

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  • Full Time

Job Description

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest community hospital, with 392 beds and a medical staff of more than 400 physicians representing nearly 50 medical and surgical specialties. Recognized for its excellence in heart and vascular care, inpatient and outpatient cancer care and wide ranging surgical specialties, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is also home to the region's busiest emergency department, which treats more than 55,000 patients a year. For more information, visit commonwealthhealth.net

Assists patients to navigate through 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. RN or LPN license required. 3-5 years of nursing related experience is required.
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