Senior Care Coordinator Registered Nurse
Company: WellStar Health System
Posted on: January 12, 2022
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Responsibilities Wellstar Kennestone Hospital has an opportunity
for a Sr. Care Coordinator Registered Nurse.
Sign On Bonus for Qualified Experienced Candidates
Shift - Full-Time Night
Rotating Weekend and Holidays
The Care Coordinator RN Sr. will manage a case load and workflow
centered around the sickest and most complex cases requiring strong
clinical expertise to partner with the physician and care team
members to drive the most optimal and efficient treatment plan to
streamline safe and timely throughput while in the hospital as well
as planning for post discharge care. Will assume more of a lead
care coordinator role during complex care conference and will lead
departmental and hospital-based QI initiative that better optimizes
patient throughput and outcomes prevent avoidable delays that have
potential to cause patients harm.
This staff member will serve as an expert resource for complex
patients/situations and as a guide/consultant to the other care
team members surrounding patient psychosocial and resource needs.
Is an expert with supporting community-based service offerings
(indigent care, support groups, specialty care) and offers guidance
to patients/families as well as other care team members. Is
responsible for selected functions related to Advance
The Care Coordinator RN Sr, is responsible for providing
psychosocial assessment for patients with the appropriate planning
for any required follow up care. This staff member is also
responsible for collaborating with healthcare providers and members
to promote quality patient outcomes, to optimize patient plan
benefits by enrolling in any payer post discharge programs and to
promote effective use of resources. Primary duties may include, but
are not limited to:
Conducts pre-certification, continued stay review, care
coordination, or discharge planning for appropriateness of
treatment setting reviews to ensure compliance with applicable
criteria, medical treatment plan. Ensures patient has access to
medically necessary and appropriate care, quality healthcare in a
cost-effective setting, right care, right place and right time.
Consult with other clinical experts, physicians and physician
advisors to ensure medically appropriate, high quality, cost
effective care throughout the medical management process.
Collaborates with providers to assess members needs and early
identification of discharge planning needs. Facilitates member care
transition through the healthcare continuum.
The Care Coordinator RN Sr. collaborates with the interdisciplinary
team to provide care and support to the patient and family in a
wholistic manner and serve as an expert on issues related to
psychosocial, end of life care, planning, resource needs,
counseling services utilizing evidence-based standards and
appropriate documentation and the patient record. Will provide
resource and information necessary to aid patient/families in
decision making up to and including support for end of life.
The Care Coordinator RN Sr. will collaborate/participate in
ensuring that education on chronic care conditions selfmanagement
such as CHF, COPD and other key focus conditions are completed.
Will coordinate and lead family conferences to plan timely patient
disposition, will guide and support the other care management team
members and Social Workers with family care conferences and
physician level meetings. Will participate in the training of new
care coordinators and social work hires, in case reviews and
discussion of difficult situations, to include, but not limited to
assessing suicide ideation, bereavement risk and other similar
scenarios. May have other duties assigned as appropriate.
Shift- Full-Time Nights
Required Minimum Education: A Bachelor of Nursing Degree from an
accredited school and RN License in the State of Georgia is
Required Minimum Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered
Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in
the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
Required Minimum Experience: At least three years of experience as
a staff nurse in an acute care hospital setting. Three years of
experience as a case manager in a hospital setting or payer-based
model with expertise in case management competencies and to guide
the care team through complex discussions.
Required Minimum Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication
skills. Knowledgeable regarding local, state and federal
regulations required. Knowledge of community and state-wide
resources and programs. Ability to function well under stress.
Self-directed. Ability to build and sustain trust with physicians
and other care team members. Strong ability to lead teams. - Must
possess maturity, self-confidence, objectivity, and positive
attitude. Ability to empathize and manage change and work in a
fast-paced environment. Ability to effect change, performs critical
analysis, promote client/family autonomy and plan and organize
effectively for the continuum of care
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