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Nurse Care Coordinator - Social Services

Company: University of Washington
Location: Kennewick
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Benefits: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.A higher degree of healthcare.All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 " America's Best Hospitals" , UW Medical Center Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center Montlake has achieved both distinctions.Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.UW Medical Center Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for a Nurse Care Coordinator. The Nurse Care Coordinator works as part of a Social Work and Nursing Care Coordination team with the goal of achieving coordinated patient flow through an inpatient stay, culminating in a safe and timely discharge. Serving as an acute care case manager, this position works closely with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team, insuring that the team is aware of the patient's plan of care and that all disciplines are working toward the same goals for the patient.SCHEDULEFull-time days Monday - Friday.RESPONSIBILITIESIdentification and monitoring of high medical needs patients to ensure timely completion of consults, procedures and tests, ongoing team communication, and facilitates coordination between providers across the continuum of care.Lead medical team and nursing huddles, and work creatively on removing barriers to discharge due to medical complications and/or system or team obstacles.Assist with ordering complex medical equipment and in ensuring safe transitions of care.Develop and monitor outcome measures related to care coordination, case management, and staff and patient satisfaction with discharge planning, and providing ongoing consultation and education to staff on how to achieve improved patient flow through the UWMC system.REQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree in Nursing.Master's degree in Nursing or related field. Equivalent experience may substitute for education requirement.Three years of professional nursing experience.Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise.Ability to access information and document in electronic medical record.LEGAL REQUIREMENTSCurrent Washington State RN licensure at time of hire.DESIREDAdult inpatient acute care nursing experience.Case management experience preferred.UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center Montlake, UW Medical Center Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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