Clinical Care Coordinator
Albany Memorial Nursing Administration
Albany Memorial Hospital (Albany) More About This Location
" Responsible for transitioning patients to appropriate level of care throughout the continuum.
" Uses a multidisciplinary approach to assure safe and precise patient placement throughout the continuum including discharge.
" Uses evidence based national, standardized guidelines for patient placement
" Accountable for facilitating and expediting efficient patient flow and capacity management within the department.
" Requires excellent interpersonal communication skills that promote team building and care coordination.
" Screens admissions and potential admissions for medical necessity, supporting clinical documentation and correct patient status. Refers to external physician advisor as necessary.
" Works with providers to ensure that unit specific criteria are met when admitting to specialty areas.
" Consults with appropriate SPHP physician advisor to maintain CMS compliance
" Mentor others in safe and efficient patient placement processes
" Serve as consultant to ED-C3 Level 1 RN
" Advise the multidisciplinary team in developing, facilitating and implementing the patient throughput plan
" Work autonomously basing decisions on evidence based criteria
" Assume responsibility for orienting newly hired staff
" Potentially cross train and cover other service areas
" Review milestone and dashboard performance outcomes
" Identify root causes for performance gaps
" Actively participate in hospital-wide committee(s)
" Strong Utilization Management background preferred
" Knowledge of discharge planning preferred
" 3 years of recent clinical experience
" Certified Professional in Healthcare Management (CPHM) and/or Case Management Credential certification within 12-18 months of hire expected
Northeast Health - 20 months ago