Nurse and Midwife Navigators
Nurse and Midwife Navigators (navigators) are a team of senior advanced practice registered nurses who provide a vital service for patients who have complex health conditions and require a high degree of comprehensive, clinical care.
These senior nurses are highly experienced and have an in-depth understanding of the health system, leading the largest state funded integrated health program in Australia.
Navigators achieve positive patient outcome through:
- the use of a multi-disciplinary approach to monitor high needs patients, identify actions required to manage their health care and direct patients to the right service, at the right time and in the right place.
- providing a central point of communication and engagement to ensure optimal care and coordination of services along a patient’s entire health care journey.
- improving health literacy through education, assisting patients to better understand their health conditions, enabling them to self-manage where appropriate, participate in decisions about their health care and improve their own health outcomes.
Navigators support and work across system boundaries and in close partnership with multiple health specialists and health service stakeholders to ensure patients receive the appropriate and timely care needed.
The health service will identify if you qualify for this service and assign a Navigator to connect with you.