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AdventHealth Careers for Veterans Regional Ortho Navigator Nurse
Orlando, FL


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Location: East Orlando: 7727 LAKE UNDERHILL ROAD ORLANDO 32822

Shift : Monday – Friday, 8-hour shifts

The community you’ll be caring for:

  • AdventHealth East Orlando, a 265-bed community hospital, has been serving East Orlando residents since 1941 as an innovative local leader that fills a vital need in a fast-growing are

  • A recent 200,000 square-foot expansion project upgraded the hospital to 265 beds, with a spacious patient tower and 80 new private rooms designed to enhance the holistic care experience

  • Annual number of emergency cases: 89,018

The role you’ll contribute:

The Regional Orthopedic Navigator is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the hospital’s Total Joint Replacement Program, Spine Program and foot and ankle. The Navigator will be guiding the orthopedic patient and their family through AdventHealth Hospital’s Orthopedic Program, from preoperative education through the continuum of care. This individual will have the ability to interact with patients and their families, physicians, their care partners, as well as several key hospital departments including surgery, rehabilitation and occupational therapy, nursing, case management, marketing, home health and others involved in the care of the patient. Regularly collects data through chart review and computer-generated reports. Presents data and reports to Orthopedic Governance Committee and other leadership groups as directed. Develops, facilitates, and monitors selected performance metrics and ensures compliance with all activities required to achieve and maintain a Disease-Specific Certifications with The Joint Commission or DNV GL Healthcare Accreditation Services. Works closely with orthopedic surgeons to assist with data collection and community outreach. Regularly works in collaboration with the Regional Orthopedic team.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

· Responsible for patient education included but not limited to 1:1 teaching, preoperative classes, developing and utilization of regional teaching materials and implementing and monitoring the family "coach" program.

· Develop and implement, in conjunction with marketing, a community outreach program for orthopedics that includes but not limited to health fairs, physician lunch-ins, local community events, education events, speaking engagements.

· Utilizes and monitors a data tracking system for orthopedic outcomes through the care continuum such as patient satisfaction, surgical data, patient outcomes, and identifying areas that require improvement, in order to provide key statistics and outcomes at governance meetings.

· Manage, monitor and assess current quality metrics required by national organizations and evidence-based practice for optimal clinical outcomes.

· Facilitates Orthopedic Governance meetings with surgeons and multidisciplinary team members.

· Works with Regional Orthopedic team on developing and reviewing orthopedic policies and procedures.

· Works closely with marketing to develop patient education materials, community outreach material to help inform the community and increase market share.

· Develops, facilitates, and monitors selected performance metrics and ensures compliance with all activities required to achieve and maintain a Disease-Specific Certifications with The Joint Commission or DNV GL Healthcare Accreditation Services.

· Conducts daily rounds on in-patients with physicians to ensure desired patient outcomes. Coordinates care issues with the surgeon and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

· Works closely with Case Management concerning post-op discharge planning and decreasing length of stay.

· Works in partnership with nursing to develop strategies to improve HCAHPS scores to meet or exceed the organizations’ established goals.

· Works in conjunction with clinical educators and nursing staff to ensure competency and understanding the needs of the orthopedic patient.

· Acts as a resource to patient care staff of the Orthopedic inpatient unit.

· Ensures physician satisfaction by monitoring their needs, developing relationships and following through with problem resolution, recognition and performance improvement, including regular visits with surgeons' office staff if needed.

· Facilitates working with other campuses, regional team and finance to prepare and implement Bundled Payments according to Medicare guidelines.

Strives for evidenced based practice and demonstrates critical thinking skills to ensure optimal, safe outcomes


The expertise and experiences you'll need to succeed:


  • Must possess Excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible and function in a stressful, fast changing environment.

  • Must possess advanced knowledge in the specialty of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Nursing.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & Power Point

  • Skilled in providing age-appropriate education.

  • Professional and leadership skills, ability to interact appropriately with patients, families, treatment team and physicians in regard to care management interventions and illness adjustment issues.


  • 2 or more years’ experience in the acute care orthopedic setting.

  • BSN, MSN or MBA preferred.


  • Preferred 3 years’ experience in the acute care orthopedic setting.

  • MSN or MBA preferred.


  • Must possess a current Florida Registered Nursing License.

  • Current BLS certification.


· Orthopedic Nurses’ Certification (ONC)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Orthopedics

Organization: AdventHealth Orlando

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 23031609

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: 7727 LAKE UNDERHILL ROAD

    Pay Range: $34.15 - $51.22

  • Location: Orlando, FL

  • Job ID: 23031609

  • Job Family: Orthopedics

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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