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Nurse Navigator - Pulmonary Nodule Program

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialists


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday- Friday

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is one of the largest medical practices in New England with multiple locations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. We consist of a team of professionals ranging from Medical Assistants to Physician Assistants and everything in between. Our physician led medical group enjoys an excellent reputation with patients and the medical community, offering primary care, urgent care and more than 30 different specialties.

Job Description

Responsible for coordinating the individualized care of patients throughout the continuum of care services, from abnormal findings of a lung nodule to end of treatment, in order to increase and assure timely access to healthcare services. Will be responsible for helping manage patients who have incidental lung nodules, as well as nodules found from lung cancer screening exams. Will be an instrumental part in helping grow the program for the system.

  • Serves as a member of the multidisciplinary care team between thoracic surgery, pulmonary, and radiology, functioning as a patient advocate, educator, key point of contact and liaison between the patient and all other appropriate services.
  • Manages referrals, schedules consultations, order and schedule appropriate testing in a timely and efficient manner. Follows up on diagnostic testing.     
  • Navigates patients through the continuum to eliminate barriers to health care and enhancing patient and physician satisfaction.
  • Functions as a collaborating member of the health care team, but also must be able to act independently to assess patient and provider needs to ensure appropriate handoffs so that patients receive services promptly and efficiently.
  • Applies the nursing process as appropriate within the context of the organization’s framework for professional practice and in accordance with guidelines established by the team.
  • Participate as needed in community education outreach programs/ workshops/seminars/support services.
  • Provide coverage as necessary for thoracic surgery nursing responsibilities that may include triaging patient calls, pre-operative instructions, and consultation management.
  • Utilizes EPIC for tracking data to help improve the program and increase efficiency in following patients.
  • Responsible for weekly MDC meeting which includes moderating meeting, managing agenda, managing CME, taking minutes and attendance, and communication with multidisciplinary team.




  • Licensed as a professional RN in the state of Connecticut
  • BSN preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience
  • Oncology and/or Surgical experience preferred
  • EPIC experience


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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.



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