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Nurse Navigator-Orthopedics RN - Truman Medical Center (FT 8:00am - 5:00pm) at Truman Medical Centers

Nurse Navigator-Orthopedics RN - Truman Medical Center (FT 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Truman Medical Centers Kansas City, MO (Onsite) Full-Time

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Nurse Navigator-Orthopedics RN - Truman Medical Center (FT 8:00am - 5:00pm)

TMC Truman Medical Centers

Job Location

TMC - Hospital Hill

Kansas City, Missouri


3 Blue

Position Type

Full time

Work Schedule

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Hours Per Week


If you want to work where the action is, University Health (UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. UH is comprised of three campuses:

UH Truman Medical Center is located in the Health Sciences District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital. University Health serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health 1 and 2 buildings. UH 1 is UH’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center and UH 2 is the location for all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

UH Lakewood Medical Center is located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families. UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

UH Behavioral Health is the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The Crossroads Building , located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

Job Description

As part of the collaborative care team providing joint replacement services, the Orthopedic Nurse Navigator (ONN) ensures efficient patient navigation throughout the care continuum. The ONN coordinates all resources as serves as the care manager for continuity of care throughout the entire episode of care. The ONN coordinates patient and coach education during joint school and acts as a point of contact for questions and concerns that may contribute to delays in discharge or increase the risk of complications or poor clinical outcomes. The ONN works closely with social services (SW) to ensure patients are seamlessly discharged to home using the preferred vendor list for outpatient services to continue rehabilitation. The ONN works closely with the medical team to help communicate changes that are made to individualize the plan of care with the entire multidisciplinary team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing, licensed in MO. Bachelors of Science in Nursing required.

  • Basic Life Support certification (Healthcare Provider)

  • Minimum 3-5 years nursing experience in a hospital setting

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience orthopedic setting; at least one year of total joint experience

  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work independently, multitask and problem solve

  • Flexibility in work schedule (primarily day shift)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Home health or case management

  • Orthopedic specialty certification

Working at University Health is about making a difference. It's providing the best care to every patient every day.

University Health (UH), is committed to being a leader in providing a culturally inclusive workplace for our employees. UH is an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate our differences. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless, but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, language, age, citizenship, genetic information, marital status, socioeconomic status, literacy, disability, mobility, abilities, veteran status and any other category protected by applicable law.

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