Advanced Practice Nurse/Patient Navigator

Eagan, MN; Vadnais Heights, MN

Requisition Number: ADVAN002041

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Posted on October 24, 2022

This Summit Orthopedics position is subject to the requirements outlined in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Final Rule making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for employees in most health care settings, including those in Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  Candidates for employment who will perform work within any of Summit’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers will need to be fully vaccinated, which means at least two weeks post final vaccine, or have been granted an approved medical or religious exemption prior to a start date.

Personal Growth. Expansion. Teamwork. Innovation. Be a part of a truly patient-first environment and an organization that cares about their employees.


This is a full time role and will primarily float between our Vadnais Heights and Eagan Surgery Center. It will provide support to the other Summit Ambulatory Surgery Center locations as needed.


The advanced practice nurse/mid-level provider, referred to as the Patient Navigator, provides a variety of services when delivering patient care.  Duties and functions of the Patient Navigator include but are not limited to:

Admission and discharge of patients

Risk stratification of total joint and complex spine surgical candidates

Diagnose, treat and manage patient care.

Provide expert clinical support and expertise.

Educate patients regarding their surgical experience, including how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect afterwards.

Coordinate patient care schedule

Prescribe required postoperative medications

Summit Orthopedics provides the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota with the full spectrum of orthopedic care including sub-specialty clinics, walk-in care at our OrthoQUICK clinics, imaging, bracing, therapy, surgery, and post-surgical stays at our Care Suites. Our expert team of physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers and therapists are part of the 1000+ employees who partner to provide quality care designed to support a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Summit Orthopedics is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of federal, state and local governing boards and/or agencies.


  • Required: Masters in Nurse Practitioner


  • Preferred: Experience in orthopedics is preferred.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Required: Basic Life Support
  • Required: Advanced Cardiac Life Sup
  • Required: Registered Nurse