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How can a nurse find out more about Accountable Care Organizations and network with people who participate in them?

Question:

Dear Donna,

I have my MSN and am working in clinical program development. I have experience in multiple aspects related to population health management. My background includes hospital, home care, discharge planning and managed care experience. I also am experienced in care management, predictive modeling for patient profiling; quality, including regulatory and accreditation as well as individual and provider focused interventions. I am looking to advance my career. I enjoy leadership positions, but I am not necessarily interested in management. ACOs seem to be a good fit for me but I am not sure how to find out about them and network with them.

Wants to Work for an ACO

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Wants to Work for an ACO,

Your background and career objective is certainly right in the mainstream of healthcare delivery. Many nurses who work for Accountable Care Organizations belong to the American Association of Ambulatory Care Nurses (www.AAACN.org). This would be a good group to network with and join. AAACN is truly leading the way in care management for nurses.

Also try networking with a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (www.ache.org). You can attend meetings of most associations as a guest (without being a member). Be sure you have business cards with you and copies of your resume just in case.

Use the job search feature on this site. In the search bar, enter “accountable care organization” as a keyword to identify some opportunities and employers.

Best wishes,
Donna

By | 2014-06-04T00:00:00-04:00 June 4th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|0 Comments

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