PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.
Department:Surgical 8 (2121)
Responsible for serving as the day to day facilitator within the Total Joint Replacement Program and will coordinate/supervise the development, implementation, and organization of all elements of the joint replacement program. Responsible for coordinating the efforts between physicians, hospital administration, staff, volunteers and patients while tracking the progress for the program and identifying areas for improvement. Responsible for patient education, coordination of patient activities and administrative activities within the program.
1. Facilitate program development and oversees the day to day patient management within the Total Joint Center.
2. Coordinate and lead regularly scheduled meetings effectively with all participating parties within the Total Joint Excellence Program, such as unit staff, medical director, other physicians and key staff.
3. Develop and maintain standardized systems of care with the surgeons, including pre-op, post-op and discharge orders.
4.. Maintain effective communications with team members and Medical Center departments. Build relationships successfully with various internal and external stakeholders.
5. Serve as the clinical resource for joint replacement care best practice by educating nurses and physicians, monitoring patient care in real time, and advocating for necessary elements of care. Develop and help maintain standardized care plans with the surgeons and other key clinical areas including pre-op, post-op and discharge orders.
5. Ensure appropriate pre-op education and preparation for each patient prior to surgery. Responsible for developing and overseeing pre and post op teaching classes. Coordinate and distribute teaching materials to physician’s offices. Oversees the development and on-going editing of all program forms and materials.
6. Responsible for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities to include, but limited to: tracking surgical outcomes, patient satisfaction, clinical/customer service standards, patient complications, denied days, hospital-wide survey results, nurse call back results, length of stay and volumes, etc. and other areas as need determines. Responsible for developing and implementing improvement plans and other patient satisfaction activities.
7. Attend and maintain membership on appropriately assigned committees. Chairs the Total Joint Excellence Committee; in partnership with the Unit Manager.
8. Demonstrate good financial / resource stewardship. Identify patient amenities and secure necessary resources to administer the services.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
• Graduate of accredited school of nursing or physical therapy required.
• If nursing background, BSN preferred
• Minimum of three years’ experience as a clinical RN or PT is required.
• Minimum of one year health care supervisory or program coordination experience is preferred.
• Minimum of two years experience in an inpatient orthopedic/rehabilitation setting is preferred.
• Current RN or PT licensure in the state of practice is required.
• Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification is required at date of hire. (Not required for PHOR).
• Orthopedic Certification is preferred.
• Demonstrated skill in teaching adults of varying competency level is required. Must be able to design and implement instructional modules.
• Excellent verbal and written skills are required.
• The ability to interact with all medical center departments and to work independently on projects.
• The ability to demonstrate a courteous, caring and understanding attitude toward patients, families, co-workers, visitors and physicians is required.
• The ability to maintain confidentiality and effectively communicate with all levels of hospital staff, physicians and patients is required.
• Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications.
Location: Vancouver, WA
Job Category: Nursing - RN Other
Shift Length:12 Hours
Work Type: Full Time
Salary range starts at:$33.84
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Nursing - RN Other || Full Time || ROUTINE NURSING SVCS