Work with the clinical practice(s) to serve as the Care Navigator to assure that eligible patients receive high quality and cost effective health care with a primary focus on high risk populations who will benefit from intensive care management services. This nurse demonstrates sensitivity to needs of culturally diverse populations by providing appropriate sound judgement in a professional manner in order to coordinate patient care.
You do not need special training to become a patient navigator. Many patient navigators have little or no college. Some patient navigators are nurses or social workers with a college degree or master’s degree. Check with hospitals and clinics in your area to see what education and experience they require.