Our featured guest this month will be Carol St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MS. Carol is a Nurse Navigator and Nursing Clinical Coordinator in the Ruttenberg Treatment Center of The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Mount Sinai Hospital, 3rd Floor Conference Room
1470 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
Patient navigation is a process by which a patient navigator listens to the patient/family then guides patients through the health care continues based on needs and established goals. The process consist of a comprehensive intake assessment, identifying medical, social, spiritual and economic needs, and establishing realistic goals to successfully navigate through the health continuum with the least amount of barriers in a complex cancer care system to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment.
A Nurse Patient Navigator’s primary goal is to minimize barriers that interrupt timely services along the continuum of care and integrates healthcare services.
- Operates across the continuum of care: community outreach, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship
- Develop rapport with a patient, identify barriers that the patient faces, and remove those barriers
- Obtain records and prep the new patient chart to get them into the door
- Work in concert with physicians, case managers, social workers, and other important members of a person’s care team
- Maintain communication with patients, survivors, families, and the health care providers to monitor patient satisfaction with the cancer care experience.