Nurse Navigator - Radiology

UC Irvine Health   •  

Orange, CA

Industry: Healthcare


Not Specified years

Posted 166 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Summary: 

Incumbent is responsible for high level screening, assessment and planning for an identified high risk group of patients primarily in the Interventional Radiology Department, but in other service areas as needed.  Collaborates with the attending and resident staff, as well as nursing, ancillary, professional, and technical staff, to coordinate the delivery of high quality, individualized, cost-effective patient care.  Utilizes UR criteria (Interqual) to appropriately screen patients for admission or discharge.  Concurrently, 1.) intervenes to enhance patient quality outcomes, 2.) ensures clinical information in the medical record is clear and complete reflecting the patient's accurate illness , and 3.) works collaboratively with physicians to improve the overall quality of the clinical documentation and to establish accurate assignment of patient status orders (e.g., observation, inpatient).  Maintains ongoing communication with the patient/family , medical staff, caregivers, and third party payers to set priorities, plan, organize and implement care that is goal directed toward quality outcomes.


Salary Range: 


Rate    Minimum  $95,985.36    Maximum  $114,714.72


Required Qualifications:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Familiarity of Joint Commission, CMS, CDPH and CCS requirements

Familiarity with Utilization Review criteria

Minimum 2 years of clinical experience working on a specialty unit (Med Surg, any ICU, ED, Mental Health)

Minimum 5 years of clinical experience

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Must possess complete understanding of acuity levels for specific patient population

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Registered Nurse


Preferred Qualifications:

ACMA and/or CCM Certification

BSN and/or Master's degree

Bilingual skills

Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms

Previous Nurse Navigator experience

Previous experience working as a RN in an emergency or trauma department


$95K - $114K