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Ambulatory Clinic RN Care Coordinator

Company: The University of Kansas Hospital
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

The University of Kansas Health System is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We are driven by our commitment to service, to continuous improvement and to the highest degree of excellence. Every member of our team shares an unwavering commitment to put patients first. We offer a wide array of career opportunities, along with competitive pay and outstanding benefits. We invite you to join us as we continue to advance the power of academic medicine. Position Summary/Career Interest The Ambulatory Clinic RN Care Coordinator is a licensed registered professional nurse who is a clinical expert who provides ethical, evidence-based, safe and compassionate nursing care. The Ambulatory Clinic RN Care Coordinator focuses on patient safety and the quality of nursing care by identifying and clarifying patient needs, conducting health education, promoting patient advocacy, coordinating healthcare services, and evaluating patient outcomes. The RN Care Coordinator will provide support to their assigned physicians by communicating with the patient/family/caregiver and relaying the information to the physician. They will provide support during the physician-'s clinic sessions and ensuring the patient/family/caregiver understands the plan of care. They will verify all orders placed during the clinic session have been completed and the physician has been notified of the results. Responsibilities Responsible for management of patient flow, triage, and direct patient care. Liaison of communication between front desk staff, nursing staff, physicians, and clinic manager Manage the care of the patient population by developing expected patient outcomes, defining appropriate resource utilization, and working with the provider to set patient goals. Provide nursing support/coordination to the practice to optimize patient outcomes and to improve patient-'s quality of life through clinical and educational programs and/or support services. Support patient self-management of disease. Coordinate continuity of patient care with patients and families following hospital admission, discharge, and ER visits. Manage high risk patient care, including management of patients with multiple co-morbidities or high risk for readmission to a hospital setting, including a registry. Develop relationships with patients and competently uses assessment skills to identify physical, psychosocial, financial, and environmental health care needs of the patient. Educate the patient and appropriate ancillary personnel about the health care needs, safety issues and benefits which include patient education. Utilize available electronic tools, such as EMR, to efficiently document assessments, clinical finds, plans of treatment and progress toward goals. Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Educates patient/family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness. Maintains/reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Records tests and examination results and then follows up with patient. Posts tests and examination results. Responds to/refers incoming patient treatment-related phone calls. Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Maintains patient confidentiality. In providing patient care, document using EMR to maintain and/or develop patient records in compliance with practice standards. Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required. Qualifications Required: High School Diploma or GED BLS Certification BSN degree required (for existing employees in role BSN required within 5 years) RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state 2 years of RN experience Will consider in lieu of RN experience a TUKHS Ambulatory Clinic LPN with 4 years of TUKHS experience and is remaining in the same clinic setting. (The LPN experience is not counted for relevant credit for placement in the range) Preferred: Previous medical office experience

Keywords: The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City , Ambulatory Clinic RN Care Coordinator, Healthcare , Kansas City, Kansas

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