Care Coordinator - Home Health - Days

Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 76061

Full Time (80 Hours Biweekly)

Day Shifts

 

General Summary

 

Under general supervision, coordinates patient care/services from the inpatient setting to an outpatient setting in order to improve patient outcomes.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Introduces patient to the VNA.
  2. Serves as a liaison between the patients, families and healthcare team during hospitalization and the immediate post- discharge period
  3. Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding abnormal findings in the evaluation of patients
  4. Serves as a consistent contact for patient/family throughout the process of diagnosis and treatment.
  5. Provides individualized information, support and education.
  6. Works with appropriate discharge planning to coordinate VNA referral/admission visits.
  7. Reinforces and assesses pre- and post-operative instructions and provides further education as appropriate.
  8. Responsible for the guidance and coordination of care for patients and their caregivers through the continuum of care.
  9. Responsible for PI and other metrics to determine effectiveness with all level of care providers to optimize the patient care experience.       
  10. Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of evidence based/best practice.
  11. Revises and monitors educational materials to ensure that they are coordinated, understandable and meet the program standards.
  12. Protects patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communications.

 

The following are common expectations

 

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population.  Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment.  Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  3. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  4. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

 

Qualifications

 

  Minimum Education      Bachelor's Degree

  Minimum Experience     3 - 5 years nursing experience

  Req Cert/Registration    Registration and current RN license in PA

  Pref Cert/Registration   Certification in appropriate nursing specialty

  Working Conditions       Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements

                                  Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

                                  Handles emergency or crisis situations

                                  May perform emergency care

                                  Subject to many interruptions

                                  Travel required

                                  Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries

                                  Occasionally exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases

                                  May be subject to irregular hours

  Skills: Other                Proven outstanding interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to function as a team player


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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)