Senior Registered Nurse (RN) - Care Coordinator
Wellstar Health Systems

Marietta, Georgia


Overview

How 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.
Responsibilities

The Care Coordinator RN is responsible for coordination of care across the continuum during the patient's acute,chronic and long-term stages of illness for a defined patient population. Will assist and support the Social Work teammembers with medical management expertise and critical thinking based on DRGs and chronic conditionmanagement. Will assist with complex conversations with physician that is beyond the scope of the social workercolleague.This includes utilization management, transitional care planning, psychosocial and functional status assessment,patient advocacy, education for the patient's/family, and monitoring quality indicators to demonstrate outcomesresulting from the service provided. Collaborates with all team members to provide a comprehensive assessment ofthe patient's medical care needs, psychosocial needs, home and living situation, social determinants needs, plan ofcare in collaboration with the physician and other care team members, goals/outcome attainment and continued careneeds.Must work in close collaboration with UM Nurses.Review targets for LOS, target outcomes and discharge plans with the providers and familyCollaborate effectively with the patient's health care team to establish an optimal discharge plan.Assure the patient is progressing toward discharge goals and assist to resolve barriersAttends the patient/family care conference and IDRs.Assess and monitor patient's continued appropriateness for IP care and tracks avoidable days.
Qualifications

Required Minimum Education: An Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing with a GeorgiaRN License is required.Required Minimum Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilegeto practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).Required Minimum Experience: A minimum of 3 years nursing experience in the acute care setting. Excellent verbalcommunication skills, ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment. Minimum of 3 years nursingexperience in acute care setting.Required Minimum Skills: Knowledge of Case Management process. Excellent verbal and written communicationskills. Ability to effect change, perform critical analysis, promote client/family autonomy and plan and organizeeffectively for the continuum of care



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