Patient Care Coordinator -

Job AdvertisementAs a Patient Care Coordinator at AseraCare Hospice, you'll be responsible for daily management of nursing and patient care. Rather than treating the disease, you'll focus your staff's efforts on the whole person. With so many relying on your clinical leadership, direction and supervision, you'll help our patients live life to the fullest. You'll be an advocate for patients and families, maintaining existing programs and creating new ones to meet their special needs. Provide invaluable support for our patients and families during these difficult but significant moments in their lives as a Patient Care Coordinator by performing a wide variety of daily responsibilities.
You're dedicated to the patients and families who will rely on your unique skills is evident every day. Whether it's a friendly face for them to talk to or someone with the knowledge and expertise to answer their questions, you'll be there for the entire journey. Ideal Patient Care Coordinator candidates should also have:
Responsible for the day-to-day management of patient care activities and supervision of clinical staff. Participates in quality improvement program and the evaluation of nursing and other clinical services. Supports the Provider Relations and volunteer activities of the organization.Essential Job Functions
Supervises patient care team in the delivery of care. Supervises and assesses the quality of contracted services in relation to patient care. Receives and assigns case referralsto personnel
Assist director of clinical services in ensuring that all patient and family services comply with federal, state(s) and local regulatory requirements and with accepted professional standards
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures for patient and family services. Participates in the selection and evaluation of all direct patient and family care staff. Participates in the orientation and ongoing education of staff and volunteers
Coordinates the development, implementation and reviewof the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient and family. Communicates as needed with all members of the team, the patient and family, the medical director, the administrator, and others involved in the care of the patient to facilitate optimal care of patients/families. Initiates preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Reports changesin the patient's medical and mental condition to the attending physician as well as to other staff and contract employees involved in the patient's care
Maintains the clinical records, including nursing clinical notes and progress notes, for each service provided to each patient according to established standards and agency policy. Assists with the processing and maintenance of all reports required for third-party billing. Conducts quarterly record reviews and communicates findings and recommendations to director of clinical services and staff
Assures the 24-hour availability of nursing services to patient/families and assists director of clinical services in assignment of nursing personnel. Participates in twenty-four hour, seven days per week call, as scheduled by the DOCS. Follow throughwith specific plan of care as established and modified by the interdisciplinary team with his/her individual comments and suggestions incorporated
Teaches patient and family members regarding nursing care skills, procedures, techniques and use of equipment
Participates in quality improvement reviews especially related to the evaluation of nursing and contracted services. Make recommendations for improving and enhancing the overallfunctioning of the agency
Manages the development of a discharge plan when a patient is dischargedprior to death or transferred to another provider
Participates in public relations and community activities that promote the organization. Promotes customer service orientation to all personnel
May be expected to perform on-call professional duties
Qualifications- Registered nurse with a current state license- Minimum two (2) years experience as staff nurse in an acute care hospital or home health agency- Minimum one (1) year supervisory experience- Must have 24-hour access to a reliable motor vehicle and must maintain a valid driver's license and maintain automobile insurance that complies with state and company regulations- Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance- Ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and families in a home setting- Skilled in nursing practices- Ability to cope with family emotional stress- Tolerant of individual lifestyles- Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information- Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels- Must possess computer skills at a level necessary to accomplish the jobJob: NursingPrimary Location: Kansas, LawrenceSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobShift Time:Department Address: 3320 Clinton Parkway CourtSuite 120Department City: LawrenceDepartment State: KSDepartment Zipcode: 66047Organization: AseraCareCompany ProfileHelping our patients and their families to feel as comfortable as possible during a stressful and emotional time is at the heart of everything we do at AseraCare. We know the value of managing hospice and palliative care as a journey, not an end, and of focusing our efforts on the whole person rather than simply treating the disease. We believe the hospice care journey is about compassion, commitment, and dignity. And for the dedicated professionals who share our vision, we offer career resources and opportunities that are second to none, helping you build a career that is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. Choose your path. Set your goals. We will work with you to help you define your own success. You make excellence in hospice care and palliative medicine possible. That's why at AseraCare, our commitment to our patients starts with you.Lawrence, KSLawrence, Kansas

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