Director - Care Coordination

  • California Hospital Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 03, 2017
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Job Description

Overview
Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women's Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems. Visit for more information.

Responsibilities
Position Title: Director of Care Coordination RN

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the senior director, leads the facilities Care Coordination and Social Services, including but not limited to clinical resource management, discharge planning activities, patient advocacy, clinical social work and best practice in medical necessity determination and concurrent review..
  • Directs and manages areas including planning, organizing and directs all activities, staffing, performance improvement in the delivery of clinical services (such as LOS reduction). Reports needs within the Medical Center and Dignity Health, as well as government and regulatory reporting.
  • Guides Care Coordination activities according to the needs, requirements, and policies of the Medical Center, the affiliated medical groups and health plans, Dignity Health, any Federal and State agencies, and according to standard practices of the professions under the director's accountability.
  • Consults and collaborates with other managers, physicians, administration, and community based healthcare workers regarding care management issues identified through corporate or facility initiatives and current literature.
  • Works closely with all departments at the medical center and the post-acute service providers to streamline the patient transition through the health care system and into the community post discharge.


Qualifications
Minimum Requirement:
  • Knowledge of the methods and processes needed to determine and provide resources needed to achieve business results and ability to identify plan and mobilize resources required to fulfill operational objectives and plans.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare related laws and regulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices and activities.
  • Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.
  • Knowledge of the medical, social, economic, and other services provided by other departments or facilities, and the ability to integrate these multidisciplinary treatments for optimal patient care.
  • Minimum of three (3) years progressive supervisory or management experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or experience equivalent required.
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license.
Preferred Requirement:
  • CM certification preferred