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Penn State Health RN Navigator - Registered Nurse (Family Birthing Center) in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

Hours: Varied

R ecruiter: Natalie Speece -

RN Navigator - Registered Nurse (Family Birthing Center) Penn State Health St. Joseph (Reading, PA)


TheRN Registered Nurse Navigatoris responsible for coordinating the individualized care continuum for patients and for achieving quality, cost-effective and patient-focused outcomes by serving as an advocate, educator, consultant, leader and community ambassador for this specific patient population in accordance with hospital standards/guidelines, applicable statutory requirements and accepted clinical practice for the clinical nurse specialist profession. An incumbent is a consistent care coordinator throughout the continuum of care and is able to assess the physical, psychological and social needs of the patient. Work is strongly focused on: 1) guiding the patient/family through the complex healthcare system, working to eliminate barriers that might otherwise adversely impact patient care/outcomes; and 2) helping to coordinate the efforts of the medical team to facilitate continuity of care and enhance patient satisfaction. Work requires strong nursing expertise and an understanding of navigation concepts, patient care standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements specific to the assigned specialty area. An incumbent exercises a high degree of discretion/independent judgment and applies advanced skills obtained through extensive clinical preparation to ease the burden on patients/families while improving patient outcomes through monitoring and education. Situations encountered entail the application of sound critical thinking skills in the face of highly stressful situations impacting the patient/family and involving difficult decision-making.


- Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university.

- Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) or related field is strongly preferred.


- Five years of related professional nursing work experience.

- Previous navigator work experience is strongly preferred.

- Minimum of two (2) years Labor & Delivery, Maternity, Postpartum RN Registered Nurse experience preferred.


- Current BLS Certification.


Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in thecommunity.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.