WellStar Health Systems Care Coordinator - Full Time - Days - Care Coordination Unit in austell, Georgia

Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

Care Coordinator

Full Time

RN preferred (Case Management experience)

The Care Coordinator is responsible for coordination of care across the continuum during the patient's acute, chronic and long-term stages of illness for a defined patient population. This includes utilization management, transitional care planning, psychosocial and functional status assessment, patient advocacy, education for the patient/family, and monitoring quality indicators to demonstrate outcomes resulting from the service provided. Collaborates with all team members to provide a comprehensive assessment of the patient's plan of care, goal/outcome attainment and continued care needs. It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association. As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the voice of the patient, System policies and procedures while supporting service excellence goals and providing and unwavering focus on exceeding the expectations of our patients and consumers.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education

RN with a Georgia License, Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing: Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred, or MSW from an Accredited School of Social Work Licensure: RN with a Georgia License or LMSW, *However to encourage the application of qualified applicants, the Care Coordination department will consider unlicensed MSW applicants with a goal to obtain licensure. Unlicensed MSW Applicants Requirements Employees who are hired without having their license must take the licensure exam within their first six months of employment. If a passing grade is not received on the exam, the employee must retake the exam and obtain a passing grade by their one year employment anniversary. Any employee who has not obtained their license by their one year anniversary will be subject to dismissal.

Required Minimum Experience

Three to five years Clinical Practice/Experience is preferred.

Required Minimum Skills

Knowledge of Case Management process. Excellent organizational and professional communication skills. Knowledgeable in utilizing screening criteria in review of clinical data with respect to patients/clients' needs for health care. Ability to effect change performs critical analysis, promote client/family autonomy and plan and organize effectively for the continuum of care.

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

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Department Care Coordination

Facility WellStar Cobb Hospital

Category Professional

City Austell

Shift Days

State Georgia