The Care Coordinator Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), is accountable for assessing and coordinating patient care across the continuum utilizing accepted criteria and guidelines to coordinate benefits and resolve medical necessity of services provided. Provides help to clinicians, case managers, and educators to achieve optimal clinical and quality outcomes by effectively managing care and resources to reduce unnecessary utilization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Assesses, plans, implements, documents, coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and updates the plan of care by partnering with all members of the health care team to provide evidenced based care.
Coordinates patient care management plans, interventions, treatment goals, and self-management goals.
Assesses the health care, educational, psychosocial needs of the patient and family.
Assists patients with self-management through education, visits and telephonic engagement; encourages and helps patient adherence to their care plans.
Researches, evaluates and recommends resources to meet medical and non-medical needs of patients and families.
Partners, refers, and communicates across all programs to ensure appropriate coordination of services.
Researches and takes a dynamic role in identifying problems and possible solutions in the coordination of care to resolve most appropriate setting.
Acts as liaison to hospital, long-term care, specialists and home health representatives.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Basic knowledge of care management and resource and utilization management.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
Ability to monitor, assess and record patient progress against a plan of care.
Ability to facilitate patient access to community resources.
Ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external medical staff and external partners and organizations.
Ability to assess, adjust, and calmly respond to changing and crisis environment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality with all aspects of patient information in accordance with all applicable policies and regulations.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: using required software applications, data entry, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
SALARY: The pay range for this position is $21.12 (entry-level qualifications) - $31.69 (highly experienced).The specific rate will depend upon the successful candidate's specific qualifications and prior experience.
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program MAJOR - Nursing EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - License Pract/Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!