We have an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Care Coordinator for oncology patients. The NCC serves as a member of the University of Washington Medical Center Social Work and Care Coordination department, working as part of a Social Work and Nursing Care Coordination team, with the goal of achieving coordinated patient flow through an inpatient stay, culminating in a safe and timely discharge. This position works closely with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team, insuring that the team is aware of the patient's plan of care and that all disciplines are working toward the same goals for the patient. Responsibilities include identification and monitoring of high medical needs patients to ensure timely completion of consults, procedures and tests, ongoing team communication, and coordination between providers across the continuum of care. Works in tandem with social workers on removing barriers to discharge due to medical complications and/or system or team obstacles. Assists with ordering complex medical equipment and is ensuring safe transitions of care. Develops and monitors outcome measures related to care coordination and staff and patient satisfaction with discharge planning, and providing ongoing consultation and education to staff on how to achieve improved patient flow through the UWMC system. This position reports to the Director of Social Work and Care Coordination.
Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Regulatory Requirements: Bachelors degree in nursing required. Master's degree in nursing or related field and three years of professional nursing experience, including experience with oncology patients. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Washington. Language Skills: Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Other Skills: Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in assigned patient population. Ability to access information and document in electronic medical record.
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