Providence Health & Services RN Navigator - Bariatric Surgery in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a RN Navigator - Bariatric Surgery Program (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

Providence is launching a comprehensive weight management program that offers medically supervised weight management, lifestyle coaching and in some instances Bariatric Surgery for individuals with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI).

This brand new RN Navigator was created to develop and launch the bariatric surgery program, be an integral part of the care team, and ultimately lead us to become an accredited Center of Excellence. This patient-facing position will be instrumental in helping identify and triage candidates for bariatric surgery and help them navigate their way through the process.

If you are a Registered Nurse with an “entrepreneurial spirit” and are excited by the prospect of building a new program from the ground up, while still having patient interaction, this position is for you! A successful candidate will be highly collaborative yet comfortable working independently. Nurses with previous experience in weight management or bariatric surgery will be strongly considered.


Typically Monday through Friday, business hours, with the occasional need to participate in evening informational sessions

We also offer:

  • Outstanding benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Generous paid time off; work/life balance

  • Education reimbursement opportunities

  • Free Tri-Met pass

  • Free parking

In this position, you will:

  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary care team to develop and continually refine patient care pathways and protocols

  • Navigate patients through the process, including administering nursing assessment and care plan development as needed in coordination with the surgeon and care team members

  • Assist in care coordination and scheduling activities required pre-operatively and post-operatively

  • Prepare for and lead prospective and retrospective multidisciplinary case conferences

  • Lead the process to achieve and maintain Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Center of Excellence Accreditation

  • Participate in designing and conducting information sessions for prospective patients

  • Work with Medical Director and staff to anticipate and identify the needs of the center and implement solutions to problems

  • Provide quality oversight for the program by working in collaboration with the care team and data registrar to review outcomes data, lead quality improvement initiatives, and develop appropriate staff education materials

  • Continuously work towards improved quadruple aim outcomes of the program: quality, patient experience, affordability, and caregiver engagement


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Unencumbered professional licensure in Nursing in the State of Oregon

  • Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) credential within 3 years of hire

  • Experience and training in quality improvement

  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary care team. Experience developing multi-disciplinary service lines and programs

  • Experience as a project team leader

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing

  • 2 years of experience in the areas of bariatric and weight management

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Project & Program Management (Clinical)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 202029