The Inova Lung Navigators are responsible for leading our Endobronchial Valve and Incidental Lung Nodule Programs. The Navigators are a part of the Interventional Pulmonology team and support the Interventional Pulmonologists directly. The Navigators act as the single point of contact for patients who are referred for Endobronchial Valves or patients who are identified to have an Incidental Lung Nodule.
Guides patient and family through the health system from diagnosis, testing, treatment and follow-up care to assist patients with navigating the continuum of care. Acts as a liaison, advocate, and point of contact to patient by helping them access the best healthcare outcomes from doctors, hospitals, and others who provide their required services. May assist patients and families with resolving financial, psychosocial, functional and administrative issues by advising of options and referring to appropriate resources. Eliminates barriers to patient's access to health care services and facilitates continuity of care/care coordination. Acts as advisor/educator by providing emotional support, counseling, clinical education, resources, and expert guidance to patients and families to promote their ability to understand and meaningfully participate in the healthcare process and personal decision-making. Builds working relationships with patient, healthcare providers, and community resources to maximize patient outcome and identify/resolve barrier to the plan of care. Consistently seeks to improve healthcare experience and positive patient outcome.
Internal Number: 58944BR
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