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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 181207
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Posting Date: 07/30/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience 
Shift: First Shift 

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

At UW Medical Center Northwest (formerly, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), were proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. Were also one of the safest places to get care among the top 5% in the country. 

UW Medical Center Northwest includes a full-service, non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical, and therapeutic services.?With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.

The Care Management Department has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, day shift, NURSE CARE COORDINATOR. The goal of the Nurse Care Coordinator is to ensure delivery of optimal care for the patient while promoting fiscal responsibility.

This is a day shift position at 8 hours per shift with variable days per week to cover for planned leaves, weekdays and weekends.

  • Screens all new admissions to identify potential discharge barriers and risks for readmission
  • Facilitates discharges to home, including arranging all in-home needs of equipment, services, and caregiving plans
  • Facilitates daily medical service interdisciplinary team huddles to help the team determine a plan for the day and plan for the stay.
  • Collaborates with the medical team to estimate the LOS and ensuring this information is communicated to the interdisciplinary team
  • Tracks data on discharge barriers, suggesting and participating in process improvements aimed at reducing LOS and readmission
  • Assists the team in identifying internal consult services that could advance the plan of care
  • Facilitates/participates in care conferences to troubleshoot barriers to discharge for medically or socially complex patients
  • Assists the team in identifying potential external resources that ensure a safe transition to the post-acute care setting
  • Tracks patient progress on care pathways and alerts and assisting the team when patient is off pathway
  • Facilitates/participates in unit-based interdisciplinary team huddles including the charge nurse, SW and Therapies to increase awareness about estimated LOS for individual patients and to help units prepare for morning discharges
  • Partners with the primary team to create care plans for patients with a history of, or risk for, readmission
  • Consulting with social work on complex medical needs affecting discharge

  • BSN
  • 5 years in clinical practice in an acute care setting

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.??

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    Posted: 2020-08-04 Expires: 2021-01-29

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