An Advanced Practiced Nurse or Physician Assistant with strong clinical and critical thinking skills, as well as excellent communication skills. The Throughput Care Coordinator will be knowledgeable in acute disease management. He or she must be a true team player capable of and willing to support each team member and the attending physician in overall goal achievement in patient experience and outcomes. Goals: The Throughput Care Coordinator will be a driving force to ensure patient hospital stay and care transitions are as smooth and as safe as possible, thus driving positive clinical outcomes, patient, family and physician satisfaction and preventing avoidable readmissions to hospitals. Patients over 65 years of age and those with complex medical and/or social issues will be the focus The Throughput Care Coordinator will build key hospital relationships and will provide clinical guidance to support unit based care mangers and staff nurses
Work schedule: 4/10's and every other weekend rotation
Admissions: Evaluation of each new admission over age 65 or with complex medical/social issues for diagnosis, medications, and medical plan of care to ensure completeness, appropriateness and efficient coordination of care. Where applicable insure that orders sets and care pathways are in place. Assists with medication reconciliation. Attempts to identify an anticipated date of discharge and anticipates and identifies obstacles to the progression of care. Has daily discussions with the nursing and case management staff.