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Job Description Details:
Our professional nurses are truly the heart and soul of Mount Carmel. It is their resilience, humility and determination that drive positive patient outcomes. To support you, Mount Carmel provides continuous opportunities for personal balance, professional opportunity and clinical growth. Our culture of shared governance and collaboration creates an environment that puts the focus on what's truly important â“ our patients and the communities we serve.
The RN Coordinator, Disease Management, within the scope of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, functions within the standards, policies, procedures and guidelines of the organization. The Disease Management Coordinator provides consultation to patients, families, and nursing personnel regarding the care of a specific disease entity/process and its impact to patients, assumes a leadership role in issues related to patient outcomes, and acts as a change agent to support institutional initiatives pertaining to disease management.
Care Coordination â“ Coordinates inpatient care for specific disease/population. Rounds with physicians (as available and feasible) to insure continuity of care including discharge planning. Assures appropriate care coordination or plan of care is implemented for individual heart failure patients.
Continuity Planning â“ Identifies discharge needs, coordinates planning, and problem solves continuity issues to ensure seamless continuum of patient care; collaborates with hospital based case managers to ensure effective care continuum and discharge plans are met. Assures appropriate clinical information is provided to outside agencies.
Collaboration â“ collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team, including physicians and other healthcare disciplines, and outside agencies regarding patient stay management and care coordination issues. Initiates appropriate consults, e.g., physician and other ancillary services.
Communication â“ Communicates ongoing, pertinent information, including clinical, psychosocial, and utilization to appropriate members of the patient care team. Keeps patient/family/physician updated. Communicates specific issues to HB case manager, medical advisor and/or hospital leadership as appropriate, including discharge delay and inappropriate utilization.
Initiative â“ Takes responsibility to identify and eliminate barriers to effective patient stay management and promotes improvements within department, hospital, and community. Establishes system for monitoring, evaluating, reporting, and improving the standard of care in all aspects of heart failure care.
Advocacy â“ Advocates for patient, legal, social, and ethical rights while balancing patient resources and hospital financial stewardship. Refers quality issues to appropriate source. Demonstrates leadership skills in the management of complex clinical situations.
Education â“ Coordinates and facilitates patient/family education. Educates hospital leadership and staff to current disease management practices, evidence based practices, patient coordination issues, observed trends (including unit and/or physician specific trends) and may provide formal inservices. Organizes, develops, and implements educational programs in the area of disease specialty.
Consultation â“ Provides consultation to professional staff and employees regarding best practice interventions and patient care, patient stay options, financial considerations, psychosocial concerns, risk management, and ethical issues. Acts as a resource and consultant for nursing staff. Consults with the managers regarding patient and staff clinical issues, making recommendations for change as needed.
Documentation â“ Accurately and completely documents pertinent assessments, interventions and outcomes for patients in accordance with documentation standards, policies, procedures and/or guidelines; able to collect data as required and/or requested as part of the system initiatives and/or other data collection/ analysis projects.
Professional Development â“ Develops, reviews and/or revises standards of care, policies and procedures, practice guidelines, and protocols of care to reflect current practice and changing technology; participates in research studies when indicated. Shares and assists others to apply research findings in nursing practice. Maintains clinical competency in area of specialization and attend educational offerings appropriate to area of practice.
Technology â“ Utilizes computer systems effectively .
Graduate from school of nursing; BSN or Master's Degree preferred
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio
Minimum of five years recent acute care clinical experience in disease specialty nursing (in an acute care setting and/or physician office setting); med/surg and critical care experience helpful.
Effective Communication Skills
Strong organizational skills, self-directed, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly changing regulatory requirements