Advertised Summary Job Description: The Outpatient Clinical Coordinator in the Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery will have a primary role in the in the outpatient management of patients in the division of colorectal surgery. Primary responsibilities will include completion, documentation and ensuring compliance of principal components of the history and physical examination; providing expertise in wound and ostomy care; and accrual and maintenance of outcomes data pertaining to quality and research under the supervision of attending surgeons in the division. The incumbent will support on-going clinical functions of the service to provide compassionate patient-centered care. S/he will be responsible for the development and implementation of a pre- and post-op education program. The candidate will be responsible for the coordination of patient care including an evaluation of diagnostic testing, review of lab reports, and direct patient care under the supervision of the attending surgeon. In addition, s/he will plan for and facilitate hospital discharges including the coordination of home care services and patient education as may be required. Will have or develop an interest in enterostomal therapy and wound care and be the primary resource to patients and their families in wound and ostomy management in the outpatient area. Will also have assigned research responsibilities to allow for the maintenance of outcomes related information for quality assurance and research. Will collaborate with the multidisciplinary team members to determine and achieve specific health outcomes for patients. Assess conditions of assigned patients. Will identify nursing needs of the patient and prescribed treatment, facilitate office care of patients and record-keeping. Participate in interdisciplinary rounds or conferences with physicians and other. Will support/education groups in collaboration with other healthcare providers. Assure that the clinical standards relative to the documentation of the patient's plan of care is explained to the patient and family. Will collaborate continuity of care among the professional disciplines to make patients' care as seamless as possible. Will address appropriate measures to provide patient and family satisfaction. Will assist practitioners with clinical judgment affecting patient care. Serve as liaison between patients, physicians, clinical and research teams, and other healthcare providers. Maintain overview of the patient's progress through the healthcare continuum, facilitate ancillary testing and referral for services, avoiding duplication of effort, communicate with related services regarding patients' needs. Will pursue opportunities and develop action plans to improve patient care and resolve identified problems. Will also assure that nursing care is administered in accordance with safety regulations identified by standards, the institution and regulatory groups. Will also attend the required mandatory education programs on an annual basis. Will assume responsibility for professional competence through demonstrated willingness to evaluate own nursing practice, maintenance of working knowledge of current nursing literature and attending continuing education programs. Performs other related duties as required.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience required. RN REQUIRED.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
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