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The Nurse Coordinator is essential to the care of patients with the most complex care needs that are at-risk of experiencing the greatest illness/disease burden and high health care service utilization. The Nurse Coordinator is responsible for meeting with these patients/families to mutually develop a patient’s interdisciplinary action plan that operationalizes the plan of care through identifying the necessary steps to be completed. The Nurse Coordinator follows-up with the patient to monitor adherence, progress and barriers to the plan. Works with the patient and clinic team to revise the plan as necessary and is instrumental in communication and coordinating care among the clinic’s interdisciplinary team.
- Conducts comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessments by evaluating all relevant information to determine individual needs and barriers in health care, social supports and access to behavioral health services.
- Develops individualized treatment/action care plans based on comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessments.
- Regularly review the patient’s progress toward goals through face to face consultations, telephone, text, email, and other appropriate forms of communication.
- Coordinates with various service providers to ensure the fulfillment of patient’s needs.
- Participates in pre-clinic huddles to prepare for clinics and facilitate communication and coordination between health care team members.
- Maintains up-to-date records documenting care, progress toward action plan goal.
- Manages patient assignments, set priorities, adjust effectively to changes in priorities and circumstances, organize clinic flow, and utilize available resources.
- Provides verbal and written communication to the clinic’s multidisciplinary team and NJH consults including recommendations to improve patient’s participation in clinic and achievement of individual patient goals such as treatment course, psychosocial assessment, and disposition planning.
- Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary health care team members both internally to National Jewish Health and externally to improve patient care through effective utilization and monitoring of health care resources.
- Participates in the development, data collection, and analysis of team-based quality improvement projects.
- Supports research and quality improvement projects that will contribute to improving patient-care, staff development and the mission of the institution.
- Actively seeks out and shares current research &/or clinical practice guidelines to direct current direct patient care practice.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Ethics: Practices ethically; Integrates the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide practice; demonstrates compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of all people; advocates for healthcare consumer’s rights to informed decision-making and self-determination; maintains therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries; safeguards privacy and confidentiality of healthcare consumers, and their data and information [Standard of Professional Performance (SPP) 7].
- Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message [SPP 9].
- Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treat others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others [SPP 10].
- Leadership: Encourages innovation in practice and role performance to attain personal and professional plans, goals, and vision; manages change and conflict; retains accountability for delegated nursing care; contributes to the evolution of the profession through participation in professional organizations. [SPP 11].
- Professional Development: Actively identifies in new area with preceptor learning opportunities and unit specific competencies; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance contribution to the organization [SPP 12, 15].
- Evidence-based Practice and Research: Integrates evidence and research findings into practice; Articulates the values of research and its application relative to the healthcare setting; identifies questions in the healthcare setting and practice that can be answered by nursing research; uses current evidence-based knowledge, including research findings, to guide practice; incorporates evidence when initiating change in practice [SPP 13].
- Quality of Practice: Contributes to quality nursing practice: Ensures practice is safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient centered; identifies barriers and opportunities to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equitability, timeliness, and patient centeredness; recommends strategies to improve nursing quality [SPP 14].
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
- Education: Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing required, BSN preferred.
- Work Experience: A minimum of 2 years of recent and related Registered Nurse (RN) experience required. Different patient care areas may require specific skill set experience.
- Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Current Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) License and current CPR/BLS certification required. ACLS or PALS if applicable for specific unit required. Certification in a relevant specialty preferred.
Salary Range: $35.00 - $40.00
At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.
- Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- FSA and HSA
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance and AD&D
- Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
- Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Legal Plan