RN Coordinator

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NEW HAVEN, CT
Sep 2, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our

Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion -

must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

SUMMARY

The Spine nurse coordinator is an integral member of the interdisciplinary Spine team. The nurse coordinator

facilitates the multidisciplinary care of the spine patients with the goals of exceptional care, patient experience, and

clinical outcomes. The Spine nurse coordinator improves patient preparedness for treatment through education ,

review of clinical needs, and support while also facilitating interaction between patients, their physician team, and

referrals as appropriate. The Spine nurse coordinator works with the Spine leadership and physician teams to

ensure patients are receiving comprehensive care while improving access and throughput.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient/Family Assessment

1.1 Collects patient data for new patients prior to initial visit using telecommunication strategies. This data

includes physical and psychosocial history, current medical status, medication review, and teaching /learning

evaluation.

1.2 Analyzes data compiled by the scheduler or intake person to confirm completeness and to identify any

gaps to ensure all data and imaging is available prior to new visit. Facilitates the availability and

completeness of diagnostic testing results for initial visit and additional imaging as needed.

1.3 Evaluates patient/family response to medical, nursing, therapy interventions at regular intervals (following

initial visit, near completion of therapeutic plan).

1.4 Communicates any assessment findings to appropriate team members and documents in EMR

according to policy.

1.

Patient/Family Education

2.1 Develops a patient education plan based on assessment findings which includes preoperative and /or

postoperative care, disease process, medications, treatments and plan of care.

2.2 Provides instruction on when and how to communicate with the team.

2.3 Provides written information via handouts and/or email to reinforce verbal education.

2.4 Evaluates patient/family understanding of information provided and documents in EMR.

2.5 Supports patient/family through experience to ensure adherence to treatment plan.

2.

Patient/Family Referrals

3.1 Coordinates and initiates referrals to physical and occupational therapy, case management, and social

work/community resources (VNA, DME) as needed.

3.2 Interfaces with physicians, APP?s, and schedulers to ensure appropriate scheduling of studies ,

procedures and/or interventions following initial visit and serves as essential link between patient and other

care providers.

3.3 Anticipates and/or identifies barriers to patient adherence to treatment plan and collaborates with other

providers/team members to minimize barriers.

3.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL

GRADE:

Nurse Coordinator

Spine Center Spine and Pain

TITLE:

DEPARTMENT:

POSITION NUM (CODE):

VERSION 1 : 15-AUG-19 (APPROVED)

REPORTS TO: FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

DEPT NUM (CODE):

SCHEDULE: EXY 24A

Asst Patient Svcs Mgr/Csm

11485 (003967)

728 (41715)

RESPONSIBILITIES

Spine Program Support

4.1 Responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with physicians, APP?s,

nurses, technologists, schedulers, practice managers, front desk staff, physical therapists, and ancillary

support roles as Spine program evolves.

4.2 Collaborates with APP?s to triage complex phone calls.

4.3 Participates in the development and implementation of evidence based clinical tools relevant to new

patient intake, access and navigation.

4.4 Identifies and monitors program quality metrics relevant to patient population, including outcomes and

trends.

4.5 Participates in and leads program specific safety and quality process improvement plans.

4.

Professional Development

5.1 Maintains clinical competency by participation in grand rounds, relevant conferences, continuing

education, professional organizations and other related activities.

5.2 Under the direction of Spine leadership, participates in specific quality improvement activities relevant to

program and role.

5.3 Facilitates and role models a learning environment that supports patient safety and evidence based

practice for all levels of patient care staff.

5.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL

GRADE:

Nurse Coordinator

Spine Center Spine and Pain

TITLE:

DEPARTMENT:

POSITION NUM (CODE):

VERSION 1 : 15-AUG-19 (APPROVED)

REPORTS TO: FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

DEPT NUM (CODE):

SCHEDULE: EXY 24A

Asst Patient Svcs Mgr/Csm

11485 (003967)

728 (41715)

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):

Bachelor's degree in nursing required; Master's degree in health related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):

3-5 years of experience with surgical patient population, inpatient or outpatient. Neurosurgery, Spine and/or

Orthopedic experience preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or

other areas of accountability):

Accountable for the coordination of care for Spine program patients. Consistently demonstrates the mission, vision,

and values of the hospital and upholds the Standards of Professional Behavior in every interaction. Accountable for

ongoing feedback and participation in yearly performance evaluations.

COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors

inherent in the responsibilities of this position):

In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right

thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences),

accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).

Advanced clinical skills, critical thinking, clinical triaging, time management, strong communication and

collaboration, and the ability to engage in patient advocacy are essential in ensuring patients get the care they

require. This role is responsible for the coordination of the care and complexities of the Spine program patients to

ensure the program?s success as well as the optimal wellness of the patients.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

CT RN Nursing license, BLS, Specialty certification in Neurosciences or Orthopedic nursing preferred

INFORMATIONAL

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Must be able to assist patients on and off procedure table and push wheelchairs.

Departmental Approval: Date:

Human Resources Approval: Nicole Skelly Date:

Brooke Spadaccino

08/15/2019

06/18/2019

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Job Info

Job: 12909

Department: Movement Disorders
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Sub Category: NURSE PROF OTHER
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40

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