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Pulmonary Navigator - CNS or APN

Pulmonary Navigator - CNS or APN

Job Description

Job Summary

Provides education and staff development, consultative services, clinical intervention and direct care, leadership and research in a specific clinical area.



  • Develops, implements and evaluates educational plans/ programs in collaboration with Respiratory Care and utilizes methods, measurements and tools to evaluate achievement of learning goals.
  • Serves as an expert consultant to nurses and other healthcare professionals in order to problem-solve or work with unusual or difficult patient issues. 
  • Provides direct care to selected patients.  Develops on-going evidence-based care plans.  
  • Manages clinical research projects in support of evidence-based practice and disseminates findings.  Develops appropriate policies, procedures and performance improvement activities. 
  • Screens all in-house patients for meeting criteria for COPD and pneumonia healthy transitions and their current vaccinations for PN and flu.   Delivers and documents any vaccination given.
  • In coordination with Respiratory discharge advocate identifies patients for visits and education.  Identifies patients requiring home health nursing visits and/or Pulmonary Rehabilitation before discharge.
  • Assures patient  has maintenance medications ordered for home with current pharmacy telephone and fax numbers identified on discharge plan.  Obtains order for bedside spirometry to be done before discharge.
  • Documents and maintains patient discharge plan for those patients having a pulmonary diagnoses.  Schedules follow up doctor's appointments at discharge.  Makes and documents post-discharge telephone calls to patients.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements


  • MSN 



  • 2 years clinical experience.  Pulmonary experience preferred.



  • Current Advanced Practice Nurse certificate from nationally recognized accrediting body.
  • Document of Certification and Recognition as APN in the state of Missouri.  
  • BLS.  
  • ACLS preferred.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4613
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Pulmonary Navigator - CNS or APN

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