Forrest Health

Job title: PT CARE COORD

Company: Forrest Health

Job description: Job Summary: The Patient Care Coordinator is accountable and responsible for managing the clinical care of course of treatment of a number of patients. Coordination of care is accomplished through collaboration with physicians, associate staff, and other health care providers to ensure that patient outcomes are achieved within the projected course of treatment using the nursing process. The Patient Care Coordinator is accountable to the Patient Care Manager

Performance Expectations:

· Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.

· Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, shift reports, and verbal communication. Communicates pertinent patient information to all healthcare team members.

· Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, equipment and certifications required: Demonstrate the technical aptitude for working and troubleshooting equipment used on 3T including but not limited to traction, wound vacuum systems, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, passive motion machines, and telemetry monitoring devices.

· Demonstrates the aptitude for safely positioning and assisting patients using a variety of devices such as but not limited to abduction pillows, splints, slings, braces, neck collars, walkers, crutches and immobilizers.

· Communicates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes the established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, and compliance standards.

· Demonstrates self-motivation and the ability to make decisions independently, keeping the PCM informed.

· Demonstrates the ability to assist in the coordination of services with medical staff, nursing staff, and other departments as well as other providers.

· Responds rapidly and effectively during emergency situations.

· Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures, and standards of care in preforming nursing duties.

· Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, ongoing competencies, equipment and certifications required in specific nursing area, including EKG rhythm identification, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification, Chemo Certification, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

· Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for each unit’s population by rendering professional nursing care including administering medications, starting IVs, venipuncture, blood products, restraint application, sterile dressing, and performs both complex and routine treatments as ordered by physician.

· Implements a systematic and comprehensive plan of care to provide individualized care, educates patient and family about diagnosis, treatments or prescribed medical regimen and medications in accordance with patient and family readiness and ability to learn.

· Demonstrates critical thinking skills and uses professional judgement to respond promptly with intervention when clinical changes occur, and prevention of complications in patients in need of cardiac monitoring, stroke care, and medical-surgical care.




Education/Skills Graduate of a recognized non-online RN program required.

Work Experience: Minimum of two years as a staff RN in an acute setting required, with six months being at Forrest General Hospital preferred.

Certification/Licensure: Current RN license – Mississippi State Board of Nursing required. BLS required during orientation. ACLS required within 6 months of hire. Successful completion of Rhythm Strip Identification and Basic Cardiac Care Course after hire.

Mental Demands: Ability to perform as a team member cooperates with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, and function under stress.

Expected salary:

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Job date: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 07:35:04 GMT

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