Altru Health System

RN Patient Care Coordinator

Grand Forks, ND
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Sep 14, 2020
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Job Summary

The RN Patient Care Coordinator's (PCC) focus is on the day to day coordination of the unit. The PCC works to help provide adequate staffing while acting as the first resource to staff. The PCC works closely with the interdisciplinary team to help manage each patient's stay. This position is also responsible for rounding with physicians and helping to keep the lines of communication open.

Essential Job Functions

Performs daily rounds on all patients assuring quality customer service by coordinating and taking action on any requirements not met.

Assigns or delegates, within the scope of practice, education and experience, the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely.

As early as possible, begins discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding. Evaluates and documents according to standard operating procedure.

Communicates with referring facilities or agencies regarding patient's care. Monitors patient outcome measurements.

Identifies, conducts follow-up and takes action on unsatisfactory outcomes, unusual findings, special needs and requests.

Collaborates with team, referral sources and family members to obtain a holistic view of the patient through assessment of the physical, mental and emotional status. Determines the post-hospital needs and collaborating with physicians and members of the multidisciplinary team.

Communicates with staff and Nursing Administration regarding bed availability and staffing needs.

Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

License, Certification & Registration

Registered Nurse - North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement; Prior to Start Date

Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date

Education & Experience

A minimum of 3 years of related experience is preferred

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