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Registered Nurse Coordinator Patient Care - Full Time Day Shift - Behavioral Health/D6

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 56689

Description

If you're interested in a health care job, consider pursuing a career as a patient care coordinator. As a patient care coordinator, you ensure patients receive the care they need to improve their health.

A patient care coordinator is a professional who coordinates a patient's treatment plan and ultimately manages their health care. They often work with elderly or disabled patients. Patient care coordinators educate their patients about their health conditions and develop a care plan to address their specific needs. They also facilitate communication between patients, their families, the medical and administrative staff, social service organizations and health care providers.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, 2 years in the specialty area preferred.
  • A BSN is required for those hired into the role after October 1, 2018.
  • Charge Nurse experience preferred

Scope of Practice

Assessment

  • Maintains and evaluates patient and staff data collection systems and processes to support the practice of nursing and delivery of patient care within their defined areas/s of responsibility.
  • Evaluates assessment practices to assure timely, reliable, valid and comprehensive data collection.

Diagnosis/Problem Identification

  • Fosters and evaluates an environment that empowers and supports staff, including the professional nurse in analysis of assessment data and in decisions to determine relevant diagnoses.

Identification of Outcomes

  • Maintains and evaluates processes that promote RBC and desired patient-centered outcomes that are culturally sensitive and inclusive of patient/family needs according to accepted standards of clinical nursing practice.
  • Promotes the integration of clinical and human resource data to support decision-making, which maximizes resource utilization.
  • Facilitates and empowers registered nurses to assume accountability for patient outcomes in their area of responsibility.

Planning

  • Supports organizational and RBC Unit Action Council plans related to the delivery of unit based nursing services and patient care.
  • Oversees and assists with evaluation of plan of care with the patient, family and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Facilitates patient flow on unit as it relates to admissions and discharges.

Implementation

  • Assures the plan of care is safe, timely and appropriate.
  • Coordinates resources for maximum utilization of daily systems.

Evaluation

  • Evaluates patient care in relation to expected outcomes.
  • Participates in the evaluation of programs, processes and desired patient-centered outcomes.

 Collaboration

  • Collaborates with staff, providers and other disciplines and departments for provision of seamless delivery of services.

 Research

  • Utilizes current research findings and current practice guidelines to strengthen patient care.
  • Supports and facilitates the involvement of nursing staff in evaluation and integration of research into the delivery of nursing care.

 Resource Utilization

  • Assigns patient care consistent with organizational policies, primary nursing model of care, procedures, legal, and regulatory requirements, according to the knowledge and skills of the designated caregiver as per unit standards.
  • Maximizes utilization of scarce resources.

 

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