Nurse Coordinator, Supportive Medicine - South Region

Location
MHMD, Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Jan 05, 2018
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Nurse Coordinator, Supportive Medicine - South RegionMHMD

Job Description
This Nurse Coordinator opportunity will require travel within the South Region and will be based at one of the campuses (Southwest, Southeast, Pearland, Sugar Land, etc.)

Responsible for providing care coordination, care plan development, and skilled nursing assessment of patients referred to the Supportive Medicine consult service. Additionally anticipates and assists with symptom management and pain control; participates in family support, teaching, and discharge planning and continuity of care in collaboration with the primary care team. Participates in both formal and informal education for all disciplines. Typically reports to the Clinical Manager of Supportive Medicine.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing (BSN/MSN) required.

Experience:  Three (3) years of nursing experience required; clinical nursing care in supportive medicine/ palliative care and/or hospice is preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:

Current license to practice Nursing in the State of Texas required

Current American Heart Association BLS/CPR license within thirty days of hire required.

Hospice and/or Palliative Care Certification is preferred.

Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring One Memorial Hermann.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Collects information from all disciplines and data sources, including the family, to synthesize a holistic care plan based on the needs of the patient and family.
  • Anticipates patient needs including:  Pain, symptom management, and psychosocial support.
  • Works with patients and families to determine their understanding of the medical condition, its treatment, and medical/treatment options.
  • Monitors the patient’s progress to provide for continuity in interventions over time and through systems, and modifies care plan as needed.
  • Works with families to help them gain the knowledge they need in preparation for possible deterioration and/or death.
  • Tracks data for all consulted patients and logs information into the required information systems documentation platforms.
  • Assists with additional data collection as required.
  • Facilitates formal and informal education activities to promote the Supportive Medicine program and to foster understanding and appreciation of palliative care competencies among physicians and nursing staff.
  • Implements patient and family education in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff. Other duties as assigned.

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