Asthma Care Navigator

BRIEF SUMMARY: The Asthma Care Navigator demonstrates critical thinking to assess and meet the needs of patients by providing care coordination throughout the continuum of care. As the main point of contact for patients and providers across care settings, the focus is to manage patients in the ambulatory setting and reduce acute care & ED use. The Asthma Care Navigator may participate in department and hospital committees, patient care evaluation, performance and quality improvement, and educational programs. Additionally, in this role, promotion of disease management and preventative care for patients with chronic disease is a priority.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his or her assigned department/unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the physiological, psychosocial, and emotional needs of the patient as related to age, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements, and to provide the care needed as described in PMHD's policies and procedures.
1. Current California Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RT) or current license to practice as a Registered Nurse IP issued by the State of California (RN)
2. Certified Asthma Educator by National Asthma Educator Certification Board. Holds a current certificate or obtains within 180 days of hire.
3. Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification required.
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