Nurse Navigator - Gastroenterology in Washington, DC at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Date Posted: 4/8/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary

Under general administrative direction, coordinates referrals from health care facilities and individual providers; provides a significant level of patient education related to illness and planned management and treatment.  The Navigator will act as the community liaison for support programming to ensure that the patients are aware of different services offered. The Nurse Navigator will be the point of contact for Division of Gastroenterology MFA and GWUH. In addition, the Nurse Navigator provides in clinic support to providers, 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Liaison for Gastroenterology patients requiring coordination of care and support.

  • Manage all clinical issues; urgent tasks, prescription pre-authorizations and refills, appointments

  • Coordinate and manage all procedure referrals to include patient preparation and education.

  • Follow up with patient on testing and procedure results in coordination with providers.

  • Provide appropriate clinical support, counseling, and education.  Alerts provider to urgent situations that cannot wait until scheduled follow up.

  • Prepares Clinic prep notes for new patient and returning patient which includes scanning notes/imaging, contacting referring physicians or imaging group, and contacting patients on any issues on items needed for visit.

  • Prepares records needed and reconciled for future appointments. 

  • Assist providers in addressing insufficiencies in care provision by coordinating follow up, orders, and referrals.

  • Participates in quality improvement, patient safety and patient experience initiatives

  • Measures and tracks departmental progress in meeting quality, safety and patient experience goals. 

  • Participates in training and education of support staff. 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Keep up-to-date records/data for program and patients within MFA and GWUH.

  • Identify and coordinate health maintenance issues

  • Track and follow up with patients on immunosuppressant and biologic therapy

  • Biologic therapy coordinates and complete authorization, scheduling and required labs

  • Cancer screening

Liver Disease

  • Maintain up to date records/data for chronic liver disease patients

  • Identify and coordinate health maintenance issues

  • Arrange for diagnostic and surveillance studies, including labs and imaging

  • Coordinate and complete authorization for therapy with scheduling requiring testing for treatment

  • Coordinate management of cirrhotic patients

  • Cancer Surveillance



  • Bachelor in Nursing.  Current D.C. Licensure as a registered nurse or evidence of application for licensure in D.C.


  • Two years of experience as a registered nurse is required.
  • Experience in public health or health/patient education preferred. 
  • Experience in Gastroenterology a plus.