Full Time: Yes

Primary Responsibilities:

Health Quality Innovators is seeking a nurse with local relationships to improve care and outcomes for stroke patients in Galax, VA and the surrounding area.

The Post-Discharge Navigator Consultant will collaborate with the Stroke Coordinator of Twin County Regional Hospital, located in Galax, VA to provide post hospital discharge navigation services to patients recently experiencing a stroke or those at risk of having a stroke. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide transitional and chronic care management services as appropriate to qualifying patients
  • Coordinate continuity of patient care with healthcare organizations and facilities including primary care and specialty care providers
  • Support patient self-management of disease and behavior modification interventions.
  • Assess and support treatment adherence including medication management and reconciliation
  • Provide education and counseling to patients, family, and caregiver to support self-management, independent living, and activities of daily living
  • Identify “high-risk” patients (the chronically ill and those with special health care needs) and collaborate with care team to reduce the risk of readmission
  • Conduct screenings and address social determinant of health needs and coordinate referrals as needs are identified
  • Educate patient and family/caregiver(s) about relevant community resources
  • Identify, engage, and communicate with appropriate community-based providers, partners, and resources as needed to meet the needs of target patient population
  • As needed, organize and conduct community awareness events about stroke and/or chronic conditions that can lead to stroke

Desired Job Experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience in providing direct nursing care and prior case management, nurse navigator, or discharge planning experience preferred
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred
  • Demonstrates excellent active listening, written, verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing or other behavior change communication techniques
  • Demonstrates ability to exercise initiative, judgment, organization, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
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Because HQI is a federal contractor, candidates must be able to document full immunization against COVID-19 before they can be eligible for an offer of employment.

Competitive salary and attractive benefit package with monthly technology allowance and generous tuition reimbursement and 401(k) matching programs. We are a drug free workplace and  M/F Disabled and Vet/EEO/AA Employer.

About Health Quality Innovators (HQI)

HQI is a non-profit health care quality consulting organization that has improved care delivery, patient safety and outcomes for millions of people since 1984. Many of our services are funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other federal health agencies. We work with hospitals, nursing homes, practices, public health agencies, community groups, stakeholder organizations, patients and family members that want to make sustainable change.

Our team members are energized by opportunities to reduce avoidable harms, improve population health, make health care more equitable, and align technology with care delivery. The HQI culture values creativity, teamwork and integrity as essential elements of producing excellent work. We believe in the importance of work/life balance and actively support professional growth and our local community. HQI offers a friendly, respectful and collaborative work environment that allows team members to bring their real selves to work every day.

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