Organization: Ferry County Health
Location: Republic, WA
Date Job Posted: September 12, 2022
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The successful candidate will showcase an ability to interact therapeutically with patients, families, providers, co-workers and efficiently network with community agencies. The ability to maintain confidentiality, demonstrate high level organizational skills, and therapeutic communication skills is a must to succeed within this position. As a collaborator within the medical team, the Care Coordinator works closely with hospital providers, bedside nurses, primary care providers and associated clinical professionals to help patients in an acute setting -- either a hospital or another inpatient facility -- transition to a lower level of care. In practice, the Care Coordinator helps to remove barriers to the patient's timely discharge from a hospital or long-term acute-care environment. You will assist to coordinate care within the Observation, Inpatient, Emergency Room, and Swing Bed Rehabilitation Units. You will also serve a consultation role within the community to connect community members to medical and social resources when needed.
As a Care Coordinator you’ll monitor our patients hospital stay to ensure that optimal care is delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. You will serve with continuity and assist to ensure care plan objectives remain strong, and all follow-up needs for patient are arranged during stay. Moreover, you’ll assist patients in arranging the care needed following a hospital stay. Planning and deliberation of patient recovery needs begin upon a patient’s admit to the hospital. You will serve a discharge planner role to collaborate with the patient, their family, the therapy team, to the clinical nursing staff delegate, and the provider to ensure that the patient’s discharge needs are identified and the patient is transitioned to the appropriate setting. The Care Coordinator can assist with providing information and referrals to community agencies, assist with transitions to skilled nursing facilities or long term care facilities, provide information for home care and local resource services, rehabilitative care, and out-patient medical treatment as well as providing assistance obtaining needed home medical equipment. The Care Coordinator will also serve as a community liaison to support patients with chronic illnesses and connect them to the appropriate area of community support as needed.
PRINCIPLE FUNCTIONS includes the following, other duties may be assigned:
The following are expectations of all Ferry County Health employees:
All Ferry County Health employees are required to maintain confidentiality in accordance with organizational policy, state and federal regulations, including not but limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
JOB KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS
Training and Experience
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
Outlined below is the level of Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, and Reasoning Ability needed to perform the essential functions of this position. Each area is evaluated and the level description included is intended to provide a summary. Please note that all skills listed may not pertain to this position.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Strong ability to multi-task priorities of care between a multiple patient caseloads.
The Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the work environment characteristics an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR:
The Standards of Behavior were developed to reflect Ferry County Health's commitment to excellent community healthcare. The employee's commitment to practice these Standards of Behavior will promote an optimal environment of care and foster a positive work environment. Every employee is responsible for and must follow the Standards of Behavior.
Wage: $69,000 to 81,000 DOE
Benefits: Full Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Flight Insurance
Send application to:
Human Resources Department
36 Klondike Rd
Republic, WA 99166
Download an application here or contact HR at 509-775-3333, extension 249 for more details.