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AIM Navigator-BU, Advanced Illness Management, SGH

Job ID 113554 Date posted 10/11/2021
La Mesa, California
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Advanced Illness Management
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time
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At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.

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  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical Thinker

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At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.


  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

Job Details


The Advanced Illness Management (AIM) Navigator’s role is to use the nursing process to determine the specialty needs of people living with serious advancing illness and facilitate the development of a care plan and interventions aligning patient goals, preferences and values with care received.  The AIM Navigator is an expert clinical practitioner, using an evidence-based approach and in collaboration with key stakeholders, ensures safe and effective care and care coordination.  The AIM Navigator partners with care team members to coordinate care, resources, and ensures transitions of care are realistic, safe and attainable.  The AIM Navigator participates in data gathering, analysis, and provides recommendations for improving overall quality of care based on outcomes.  The AIM Navigator serves as a resource expert, educator and role model in the care and management of those living with serious advancing illness.  Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team coordinating care with various team members.  The Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program provides innovative solutions for patients transitioning from the hospital to home.  The program was created with the goal to empower people to manage their own care; providing them with knowledge, skills, and resources needed to manage their health, even when their illness was advanced.  The AIM program assists patients with advancing illness to take control of their health by establishing their own unique goals of care and utilizes an inter-professional approach to care.  The AIM program is a national example of interdisciplinary collaboration resulting in extraordinary health management outcomes.

The Transitions AIM program at SGH was named the winner of the 2019 Hearst Health Prize and the Transitions program was awarded $100,000 in recognition of its outstanding achievement in managing population health.  Sharp HealthCare’s Transitions program operated by Sharp Hospice Care provides home-based palliative care for those with advanced chronic illness.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 500+ beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


This position is located in La Mesa, CA (San Diego County)

8-hour day shift position with variable start time of 8:00 am or 9:00 am; weekends as needed
Full-time (1.0 FTE) position
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • BSN required.  Equivalent clinical experience may substitute for BSN.
  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse licensure
  • 5 years nursing experience
  • 3 years clinical experience in geriatrics, palliative, end-of-life or similar clinical experience
  • 2 years recent perinent clinical experience
  • Clinical expertise in the field of geriatrics, palliative, and end of life care
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Certification preferred or obtained within 2 years of placement in new role
 Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of evidence-based clinical principles, clinical guidelines and practice standards in the care and management of people living with serious advancing illness
  • Skilled communicator with demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills; educator and mentor to others
  • Able to demonstrate effective time management, prioritization and documentation skills
  • Proficient with Information Systems and computer program management

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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