Care Coordination RN
Company: Dignity Health
Posted on: May 24, 2020
Overview:Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care
medical center offering a full range of services including the
Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial
Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small
Children's Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour
emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is
a Children's Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the
Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of
Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving
residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality,
compassionate care since 1956. Learn more by visiting Bakersfield
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. 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.
- Minimum of 3 years nursing experience in an acute hospital
setting. 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
- Current Registered Nurse (R.N.) license and BLS (AHA)
- A Masters Degree in nursing with a concentration in Case
Management can serve as a substitute for the experience
- BSN degree or experience equivalent preferred.
- CM certification preferred.
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