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.
At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest includes a full-service, non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical, and therapeutic services.?With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
The Care Management Department has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, day shift, NURSE CARE COORDINATOR. The goal of the Nurse Care Coordinator is to ensure delivery of optimal care for the patient while promoting fiscal responsibility.
SCHEDULE: This is a day shift position at 8 hours per shift with variable days per week to cover for planned leaves, weekdays and weekends.
Screens all new admissions to identify potential discharge barriers and risks for readmission
Facilitates discharges to home, including arranging all in-home needs of equipment, services, and caregiving plans
Facilitates daily medical service interdisciplinary team huddles to help the team determine a “plan for the day” and “plan for the stay.”
Collaborates with the medical team to estimate the LOS and ensuring this information is communicated to the interdisciplinary team
Tracks data on discharge barriers, suggesting and participating in process improvements aimed at reducing LOS and readmission
Assists the team in identifying internal consult services that could advance the plan of care
Facilitates/participates in care conferences to troubleshoot barriers to discharge for medically or socially complex patients
Assists the team in identifying potential external resources that ensure a safe transition to the post-acute care setting
Tracks patient progress on care pathways and alerts and assisting the team when patient is off pathway
Facilitates/participates in unit-based interdisciplinary team huddles including the charge nurse, SW and Therapies to increase awareness about estimated LOS for individual patients and to help units prepare for morning discharges
Partners with the primary team to create care plans for patients with a history of, or risk for, readmission
Consulting with social work on complex medical needs affecting discharge
5 years in clinical practice in an acute care setting
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.
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