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Discharge Coordinator (RN) - Nursing Admin

Company: Baton Rouge General
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

JOB FUNCTIONSESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:1. Coordinates and analyzes patient assessment through collection of patient's health data.PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

  • Completes assessment within the departmental timeframes.
    • Prioritizes data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs.
      • Involves the patient, significant others and health care providers as appropriate.
        • Identifies and coordinates the need for further assessment by other disciplines.
          • Identifies patient outcomes based on the identified goals.
            • Ensures proper and complete documentation of assessments and reassessments.2. Identifies and implements interventions as appropriate.PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
              • Uses interventions that are consistent with the patient's plan of care.
                • Provides individualized patient education to patients and families as needed.
                  • Effectively participates as an interdisciplinary team member in developing the plan of care as appropriate to the assigned area.
                    • Ensures proper and complete documentation of interventions.3. Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes.PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
                      • Collaborates with the inpatient interdisciplinary team to develop and maintain the plan of care.
                        • Performs ongoing clinical assessment and reassessment on all assigned patients.
                          • Revises nursing diagnoses, outcomes and plan of care based on reassessment.
                            • Involves the patient, family and healthcare team in the evaluation and update of plan of care as appropriate.
                              • Evaluates the effectiveness of treatments, medications and patient teaching.4. Facilitates a smooth transition of care for patients through the continuum of care by the discharge planning process.PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
                                • Initiates discharge plans on all assigned patients, communicates and collaborates with other healthcare professionals, and updates discharge plans following department policy guidelines.
                                  • Promotes the safety and well-being of all patients by coordinating the patient's discharge from the hospital.
                                    • Provides information and guidance to the patient and/or family for effective care transition.
                                      • Works with other team members to make timely and appropriate referrals to other disciplines or outside agencies as identified.
                                        • Works with social workers to coordinate community resources and referral sources to achieve optimum results.
                                          • Works in collaboration with others to ensure that all discharge needs are met.
                                            • Schedules all discharge appointments, treatments, and protocol appropriately.5. Coordinates patient discharge instructions and teaching.PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
                                              • Provides and reviews discharge instructions to patients and families.
                                                • Coordinates a time for teaching and return demonstration prior to discharge.
                                                  • Identifies the goals of care with the patient and family caregiver.
                                                    • Provides a verbal and written explanation of why each medication is prescribe, how it works, and how long it needs to be taken.
                                                      • Describes how the patient and family caregiver will know if the medication is effective and ensure they also have this information in writing.
                                                        • Discusses, both verbally and in writing, potential interactions with other medications.
                                                          • Confirms that the patient and family caregiver understands instructions by asking her or him to repeat information provided.6. Participates in quality improvement activities.PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
                                                            • Participates on performance improvement teams as needed.
                                                              • Attends educational in-services as appropriate.7. Perform all other duties as assigned.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS3 years of nursing experience.SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTSCurrent Louisiana RN licensure

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