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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 serves as a member of the University of Washington Medical Center Social Work and Care Coordination department, working 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. 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.
SCHEDULE Full-time days Monday – Friday.
Identification 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 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.
Master's degree in Nursing or related field.
Three years of professional nursing experience. Applicable experience may substitute for education.
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.
Current Washington State RN licensure at time of hire.
Experience in case management strongly preferred.
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