PCC (Patient Care Coordinator) - Austin, TX
The R.N. Patient Care Coordinator is responsible to the Administrator/Designee and is responsible for coordinating with the Patient’s Team of Disciplines, Patient, Patient’s family, physician and other applicable persons to insure that the patient’s needs are met.
Essential Position Responsibilities:
- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and have a current Texas License as an RN or LVN in good standing.
- Two years clinical experience (in professional setting such as a hospital, long term care/rehab facility, or home health).
- Comprehensive knowledge of home health and implementation of plan of care, coordination and service delivery, and community resources.
- Two years actual work experience related to patient care.
- Possess adequate knowledge of assessment/OSAIS tool.
- Effective written and oral communication skills are required.
- Must be organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and have to ability to utilize time effectively and work within deadlines.
- Able to respond to supervision in a positive and effective manner and have the ability to handle confidential data and its access in a professional manner.
- Continuously coordinates, observes, interprets and evaluates nursing notes, OASIS comprehensive assessment and provides guidance in providing the needs of the patients and their available caregivers, who are involved in the program. Utilizes assessment, organization and professional judgment of available skills to meet patient’s needs.
- Assume responsibility to practice nursing within guidelines of the RN or LVN Nurse Practice Act, Texas Department of Heath and other federal regulatory commissions for home care.
- Continually coordinates, manages, and assesses plans of care, implements treatment plans via physician orders generated by PCC to update and coordinate changes. Evaluates nursing care delivered to insure team members are following the plan of care in clients homes and ensures clients satisfaction.
- Consistently ensures skilled nursing care in the home environment, i.e. Administration of medications, inserts intravenous catheters, inserts subcutaneous catheters and delivery of quality care under physician orders and according to policies with creation of planned patients schedules entered daily at the time of admission by the PCC.
- Schedules supervisory and other routine visits by other staff professionals, Regularly participates in visits to clients homes to perform, manage, and/or supervise RN’s, LVN’s, and HHA’s provide client care if applicable.
- Assigns client care needs to competently trained providers.
- Schedules and follows up on staff to support client and caregivers in the identification of physical, psychological and safety needs of the clients.
- Can independently function without direct supervision, to continually evaluate the care and progress of clients and appropriately collaborate with the Administrator/Designee if needed.
- Continually assists clients and care giver in providing and maintaining a safe environment in the home setting. Consistently insures instructions to clients in health practices that will promote comfort and quality of life.
- Coordinates with client, payors, and staff to provide adequate supplies in the Home environment to meet patient care needs.
- Insures all field staff meet all paperwork requirements of the agency.
- Regularly participates in orientation of new employees and promotes staff development. Continually promotes interdisciplinary client care by utilizing resource personnel when appropriate. Assesses and makes appropriate referrals to other team members for client when necessary.
- Coordinates all facets of assigned clients care planning and plan of treatment, notifies physician for changes in patient condition and changes required in plan of treatment, at assessment and before Recertification and with transfer to hospital or resumption of care post hospital.
- Always available during administrative On-Call duty; appropriately answers inquires or performs home visits as needed.
- Assumes responsibility for on-going professional development and continuing education, attends one seminar per calendar year related to patient care coordination.
- Assures and provides high quality of customer services by resolving patient complaints and using written reporting communication records and/or incident reporting and forwards to the appropriate management personnel. Assures that the clinical team performs within compliance guidelines.
- Responsible for understanding respecting and following the health information privacy and security policy and procedures (HIPPA) and is personally accountable for same.
This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.
Essential Physical Requirements:
- Normal mobility of neck, back, shoulders, a full range movement in limbs and manual dexterity.
- Ability to life/transfer patients in excess of 100 pounds, which may require pushing, pulling, and essentially utilizing a full range of body movement; ability to manipulate up to 30 pounds in an office environment.
- Ability to stand, walk stoop, kneel, crouch, and /or crawl.
- Ability to lift, grasp, use fine finger movement and feel fine sensation to discern temperature, texture, size and shape.
- Vision corrected to 20/40 is acceptable with eye to hand coordination.
- Required hearing ability will offer depth perception and make the comprehension of instructions easier to follow.
Base wage negotiable, depending upon experience. Benefits available after 30 days of hire.
We provide a drug-free workplace, background check required, EOE employer.
Top candidates will be contacted directly for an interview with skills assessment.