The Nurse Coordinator for the Digestive Health Clinics assists in planning, coordinating, and delivering patient care across the continuum of care using the nursing process, ensuring compliance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Coordinates care via phone, MyHealth, and in person during patient visits, facilitating medication refills and prior auths, and working closely with the Clinic Care Coordinator. The clinic is moving towards a team cell model, which includes the nurse working near the physician and care team during clinic for improved communication.
The Nurse Coordinator for the General GI & IBD Specialty will work with 4-5 physicians within Digestive Health. We are looking for someone that is a self-starter, has excellent critical thinking skills, is flexible and able to handle busy telephone triage. The responsibilities will be the same as above. The hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Nurse Coordinators provide coordination and care of patients requiring assistance and support in accessing and managing their health care needs (e.g., cardiac and cancer patients). They collaborate with other health care providers to ensure continuity of care and coordination of a wide variety of patient services. They will use performance improvement methodology to design data collection systems / processes and identify opportunities to improve care / service for patients. Responsibilities include coordinating patient contact, patient education, and preparing patients/families for procedures/tests in collaboration with the health care team; collaborating with others to ensure continuity of care and coordination of a wide variety of patient services; identifying opportunities to improve patient care services; assisting clinic management to identify and develop operational needs for the clinic and to improve patient care services; and they may provide direct patient care.
Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
- 3 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association
- Valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
- Ability to anticipate, assess, plan for, and manage physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient and family/caregiver and provide appropriate support, comfort, and reassurance
- Ability to apply a professional nursing code of ethics and professional guidelines to clinical practice
- Ability to be a resource for all employees assigned area of specialization
- Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and, as necessary, modify a patient care plan to meet the needs of individual patients
- Ability to integrate patient care with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team and provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care
- Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff members and physicians
- Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience
- Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
- Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice
- Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment
- Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights
- Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions
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Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time