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Job ID: 13749
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
RN Nurse Coordinator Needed - This position supports Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Gastroenterology
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. The PTNCC reports directly to the nurse manager of the primary unit the service places patients. The PTNCC works 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 providers turnover. Efforts are focused on patient satisfaction and safety as well as enhanced communication between patients, families, physicians, nurses and other staff. This position primarily supports the Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Gastroenterology physician teams.
Specific Duties to the PTNCC include, but are not limited to:
- Participate in team rounds with focus on continuity of care and discharge planning.
- Participate in and represent team at multidisciplinary Care Progression Rounds on pediatric units, bringing knowledge of medical milestones for discharge, barriers to discharge, and estimated discharge dates.
- Communicate with floor nurses changes in status or plans for patients.
- Perform continuity of care activities, including obtaining outside medical records, imaging, labs.
- Coordinate inpatient studies and services (sedations, imaging, audiology, etc.)
- Work with case management for safe and efficient discharge.
- Identify barriers to discharge early in hospitalization.
- Schedule follow-up appointments for clinic visits, studies/procedures, and therapies
- Assist providers in completion of home health forms.
- Communicate with primary care and other outpatient patients.
- Assist with patient education- including review of After Visit Summary (AVS) for accuracy and appropriateness for patient/family.
- Serve as a liaison with outpatient nurses and services to enhance transitions from outpatient to inpatient to outpatient.
- Serve as point of contact for issues that arise for patients shortly after discharge- especially to ensure appropriate outpatient follow-up plans are in place.
- Actively participate (and lead) quality and process improvement activities to enhance the safety and quality of care provided.
- Assist in coverage for other inpatient teams if/when other PTNCCs are absent.
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
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.
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
● Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing
● 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:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: 5 Children's&Intermediate Care
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
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
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