Nurse Navigator- Behavioral Health

The nurse navigator's primary responsibility is to guide behavioral health patients through the health care system. Serves as a single point of contact for referring physicians, clients, caregivers, and human service organizations to provide resources and assistance with behavioral health care services offered within South Shore Health System and its partnering healthcare community. They will provide brief interventions in Acute Care, primary care and other community settings, educate clients on the importance of Mental Health services, and navigate clients to a long-term provider. Serves as a liaison between clients, healthcare providers and human service agencies to reduce barriers to care and that assure clients receive the care they need when they need it. They will focus on behavioral health coaching (e.g. brief intervention), removing barriers to care (stigma, insurance status), navigating to long-term behavioral healthcare, educating and empowering the clients on behavioral health intervention and screening, and advocating for and coordinating client care with PCPs and behavioral health providers.

Requirements: 

BSN, MSN, focus on Behavioral Health

Preferred RN- BC Psych Certification

Demonstrated proficiency in acute care nursing.  3-5 years of nursing experience in behavioral health.  Knowledge of local and state regulations and local community resources.