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Penn State Health RN/Registered Nurse Perinatal High Risk Navigator - 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: 8:00a - 4:30p

Recruiter Contact: Erin McCaw at

R N Registered Nurse Navigator – 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. TheRN Registered Nurse Navigatoris 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

Current BLS Certification

Five years of related professional nursing work experience


Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or related field is strongly preferred

Previous navigator work experience is strongly preferred

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


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 the community.

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.

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