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RN NURSING COORDINATOR - CHILDREN'S PHYSICIAN TEAM CARE COORDINATOR

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Job ID: 1876
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

Job Description

Description

The position of Nursing Care Coordinator works with the unit based physician team and functions as the Physician Team Nurse Care Coordinator (PTNCC). This position is filled by a registered nurse (RN) with experience in care of pediatric inpatients. PTNCC report directly to the nurse manager of the primary unit the service places patients. The PTNCC work under the direction of the Section Chief of Hospital Pediatrics to improve the overall efficiency and productivity of the inpatient services. PTNCCs are assigned to inpatient teams and directly supervised in daily work by the attending physician assigned to that team. The main responsibility of the PTNCC is to coordinate and facilitate all aspects of patient care from admission to discharge and to serve as source of continuity for the patient and family as other provider’s turnover. Efforts are focused on patient satisfaction and safety as well as enhanced communication between patients, families, physicians, nurses and other staff.

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Summary:
Provides clinical administrative nursing care coordination in support of a patient care area. Duties include one or more of the following care coordination, discharge planning, data analysis and performance metrics, and patient/staff education.


Responsibilities:
1. Assesses patient status of a specialized population. Rounds with an interdisciplinary health care team to determine patient care needs and coordinate ongoing acute care and long-term needs. Uses expertise and experience in specialty practice to facilitate patient care. Acts as a liaison between the patient, family and health care team to communicate patient care needs including coordination of patient/family care conferences.
2. Collaborates with health care team to provide information and resources to facilitate patient care. Provides inservices and formal presentations to nursing, medical and ancillary staff on topics related to the specialized patient population. Assist staff in the development of patient education materials for the patient population. Perform patient teaching related to specific topics and patient needs. Documents patient teaching in the medical record in the appropriate sections
3. Collects data related to specialized patient population and analyzes for trends. Enters data or coordinates its entry into databases and registries for benchmarking purposes. Participates in performance improvement activities to promote quality patient care. Analyzes data for trends and makes suggestions for revisions to patient care protocols for the patient population. Monitors outcomes of care for patient population and collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team on evaluation of outcomes.
4. Coordinates patient care for post-hospitalization care and discharge planning. Makes referrals to other care providers during acute care episode and for post-discharge care. Communicates discharge needs to interdisciplinary health care team, patient and family. Coordinates appointments with clinics, outside referral sources, home care, durable medical equipment providers and other providers to ensure continuity of care for the patient. Attends care conferences and interdisciplinary care rounds. Documents care planning and communication with health care providers in the medical record.
5. Promotes own professional development through attending inservices and presentations. Keeps current in practice through conferences, reading current literature and research. Role models professional nursing practice to others through use of the nursing process and professional behaviors


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Five (5) years of professional nursing experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer:

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit:  

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: YES



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