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Swedish Health Services RN Navigator- Valvular Heart Disease in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a RN- Valvular Heart Disease (1.0 FTE, Day shift) in Swedish Heart and Vascular Admin at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Valvular Heart Disease Nurse Navigator serves as a consistent resource to support optimal care delivery for patients and other projects as assigned, focusing on coordination of care during pre-procedure, hospitalization, discharge planning and facilitating post-hospitalization follow-up. The nurse navigator is knowledgeable of multiple treatment decisions, evidence-based standards, best practice guidelines and maintains care collaboratively across the continuum. In collaboration with clinicians, identifies and facilitates optimum care delivery with clinical expertise, strong interpersonal abilities and critical thinking skills. Provides effective oral or written feedback to providers to identify care gaps. Collaborates with clinical workgroup to support and sustain care delivery improvements designed to correct the deficiencies. Promotes information, education and resources to assure the plan of care is appropriate and completed in a timely manner.

In this position you will:

  • Works in collaboration with the providers and clinics to assure a smooth transition of patients during preadmission, hospitalization, preparation for discharge and outpatient services to achieve the best possible care plan.

  • Assists with monitoring the identified care delivery best practices and collaborates with the clinical team to identify and implement care redesign to improve clinical outcomes.

  • Navigates and coordinates major aspects of care delivery, using appropriate skills for patients in need of information, education and resources.

  • Emphasizes empowerment of patients through education and support. Promotes patient advocacy during the hospitalization and post discharge.

  • Responsible for initiating oral and written communications to the appropriate team members in a timely manner. Responsible for communicating observations to the appropriate members of the interdisciplinary health care team.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school

  • 3 years of experience as a registered nurse in cardiovascular services

  • Current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

About the Cherry Hill Campus.

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Prof Office Bldg (WA196) 550 16th Ave Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 330928