Sep 16, 2020

OB NAVIGATOR (Grant Funded Position)

  • Conway Medical Center
  • Conway, SC, USA

Job Description

The OB Navigator uses clinical, administrative, research and educational standards to facilitate the appropriate care of the obstetrical patient to include the prenatal and postpartum period. The OB Navigator will focus on staff, provider and patient education that focuses on reducing the preterm delivery rate and obstetrical complication rate across of Conway Medical Center facilities. The OB Navigator will help track outcomes, promote healthy pregnancy choices, educate obstetrical patients on risky lifestyle behaviors that negatively impact pregnancy outcomes and work collaboratively with other community agencies. The OB Navigator will evaluate the financial impact of initiatives to ensure long term sustainability of certain programmatic changes. The OB Navigator will be the patient advocate and serve as a liaison to patients, physicians and other facility departments throughout Conway Medical Center.

All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.

This is a GRANT FUNDED position. Grant funded positions are subject to continuation based funding and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal if funds are discontinued or are no longer available. This position is eligible for full-time benefits.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Associates’ degree (ASN) in Nursing required.
  • Bachelors’ degree (BSN) in Nursing preferred.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years acute care experience preferred.
  • One (1) year Labor and Delivery and/or OB experience required.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

  • Current South Carolina (or compact state) licensure as RN (SCLLR) in good standing required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Certification or Nurse Navigator certification preferred.

Other:

  • The ability to rotate through the on-call schedule on a regular basis required.

Special Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with co-workers, nursing colleagues, physicians, and department heads.
  • Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong PC skills required.
  • Strong verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement in emergency situations.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
  • Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
  • Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable.
  • Frequent exposure to bio-hazardous materials.
  • Prolonged standing and walking required.

Physical Requirements:

Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.