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Advanced Illness Management Navigator

Job ID 113638 Date posted 10/13/2021
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Advanced Illness Management
  • Day Job
  • Part-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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Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful nursing professional at Sharp? View some of the traits we’re looking for below.

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

We are Sharp

Our Mission and Values

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 primary focus of the AIM Navigator will be advance care planning discussions, goals of care discussions and hospice enrollment in the ED.

The AIM Navigator is an expert clinical practitioner, using an evidence-based approach, in collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure safe and effective care and care coordination. The AIM Navigator partners with care team members to coordinate care and resources and will ensure transitions of care are realistic, safe and attainable. Responsibilities include participating in data gathering, analysis and providing recommendations for improving overall quality of care based on outcomes. The AIM Navigator serves as an expert resource, educator and role model in the care and management of those living with serious advancing illness. He/she will function as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team coordinating care with various team members.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, person-centered care and consists of 368 beds. Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Person-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.


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


Day shift; Part time (.6); 10 hour shifts; every other weekend; Shift start time and end time variable; specifics regarding  scheduling, including holiday schedules, to be discussed during the interview

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application



Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Current unencumbered California RN license

  • Current AHA BLS certification for Healthcare Providers

  • BSN degree; Equivalent clinical experience my substitute for BSN
  • Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience plus 3 years clinical experience in geriatrics, palliative care, end of life care or similar clinical experience


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • MSN degree
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN) preferred and CHPN certification preferred or obtained within 2 years of placement in new role

  • Clinical expertise in the field of geriatrics, palliative care and end of life care

  • 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 skills

  • Able to educate and mentor others

  • Demonstrates effective time management, prioritization and documentation skills

  • Proficient with Information Systems and computer programs


Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.






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