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Care Coordinator RN

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Merced
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics.

Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Care Coordinator is responsible for assessing, planning, facilitating and advocating for options and services through a continuum of care from point of contact through discharge on assigned patients.

The Care Coordinator performs this role in such a manner as to meet the individuals health needs while promoting quality and cost effective outcomes. The positions emphasis will be on care coordination, communication and collaboration with nursing, physicians, departments within the medical center, insurers and post-acute service providers to pace the care toward optimal outcomes within the appropriate level of care.

The Care Coordinator will advocate for the patient and family by identifying and valuing patient choice, spiritual needs, cultural, language and socioeconomic barriers to care transitions. In addition, the Care Coordinator will protect confidentiality while striving to achieve high levels of patient satisfaction.

The Care Coordinator consistently conducts the utilization review process and the discharge planning process as required by hospital policies, standards of practice and Federal and State regulations.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse license with the state of California
  • Minimum of 3 years nursing experience in an acute hospital setting.
  • A Master's Degree in nursing with a concentration in Case Management can serve as a substitute for the experience requirement
  • Prior Care Coordination experience in a clinical or insurance setting is required. If operational conditions permit, training a candidate without the required experience may be considered.
  • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively.
  • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN degree or experience equivalent preferred.
  • CM certification preferred

Keywords: Dignity Health, Merced , Care Coordinator RN, Other , Merced, California

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