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Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Care Coordinator

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewHow would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.ResponsibilitiesThe 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 Directives. 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 transitionthrough 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.QualificationsRequired Minimum Education: A Bachelor of Nursing Degree from an accredited school and RN License in the State of Georgia is required.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 (eNLC).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.We'd like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we'll help you make the most of all life's moments - on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy. We think it's pretty simple - we care for our team members and our team members care for the community. Make a difference in patients' lives... and your own! Here, it's more than healthcare - it's CareerCare!

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Marietta , Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Care Coordinator, Healthcare , Marietta, Georgia

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