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.
Under the direction of the Specialty Section Chief and the Director, the primary role of the Nurse Coordinator is to ensure coordination of patient care across the continuum. This includes communication with patients/families, staff and providers.
1. Assists in the coordination of the clinical program
2. Maintains contact with patients/families and referring physicians. Convey pertinent medical information in collaboration with the attending physicians and/or fellows to patient's primary and referring physicians and insurance providers.
3. Facilitates diagnostic, diabetes related treatments follow-up by participating regularly in rounds with the provider team.
4. Collaborate with the patient's nurses, as well as other members of the health care team regarding current medical plan of care. Attend interdisciplinary meetings, discharge planning rounds and family meetings as a representative of the service. Function as a nurse resource to the staff for patients on the service and consultation for patients seen by the service.
5. Maintains inpatient follow-up by assessing patient needs during hospitalization, and address concerns and questions, and provides education and support. Collaborate with the appropriate individuals to facilitate the transition and coordination of follow-up after clinic visits, and/or follow-up by consulting services. Communicate with referring and primary physicians following patient discharge.
6. Participates in enhancing the professional development of nursing staff and other health care providers involved in the care of the patients. Facilitate self-care of patients through patient and family education.
7. Functions as the educational resource to staff nurses and other health care providers in the disease unit and/or quality initiatives.
8. Collaborates physician and nursing staff on the development of Patient Care Standards.
9. Collaborates with nurse in assessing the learning needs of patients and their families and providing education support when needed.
10. Provides written information to patients and their families pertaining to illness /procedures and develops teaching tools as needed.
11. Conveys information pertaining to hospital policy and procedure to resident staff faculty and other members of the service.
12. Serves as a primary contact for patient and family
13. Facilitates team approach to total plan of care
14. Performs ongoing assessment and management of care
15. Coordinates care of multiple providers across the care continuum
16. Assists in the coordination of the clinical program through interaction with internal and external contacts.
17. Participates in safety and quality improvement efforts
18. Facilities the integration of documentation and information systems
19. Assists in community outreach efforts
20. Serves as bridge to assist patients who have difficulty maintaining obtaining medications.
21. As a member of the patient care team, provides direct patient care during clinic visits in collaboration with the house staff and nursing staff.
22. Facilitates the continued care of patients following discharge through consultation with patients/families and home care agencies. Under the supervision of attending physicians and/or fellows, phones in medical prescriptions and treatments to pharmacies or home care agencies.
23. Remains current regarding issues pertaining to the medical specialty to enhance clinical practice.
24. Collaborates with research investigators and protocol personnel
25. Fosters academic and clinical investigation through participation in research projects in the specialty practice area and related fields of study. Participate in literature review, data collection and data entry.
- 1. CLINICAL PRACTICE
- 1.1 Manages incoming referrals, coordinates initial patient contact by attending and compiles necessary list of presented patients, identifying additions or deletions in collaboration with attending physicians and house staff.
- 2. CLINICAL PROGRAM
- 2.1 Assists in marketing and community outreach efforts
- 3. RESEARCH
- 3.1 Collaborates with investigators and protocol personnel
- 4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/ EDUCATION
- 4.1 Participates in enhancing the professional development of the nursing staff and other health care providers involved in the care of the surgical patients. Facilitates self care of patients through patient and family education
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred. Connecticut RN license
A minimum of three (3) years experience in adult inpatient services, ambulatory or critical care
Knowledge of physiology and disease involving the disease unit. Excellent communication skills.