Director-Care Coordination

  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Nov 03, 2017
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Job Description

Overview
Located in the Phoenix, Ariz., suburb of Gilbert, the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, is a 198-bed, not-for profit hospital with more than 1,300 employees and almost 900 doctors on staff representing all major specialties. In 2014, Phoenix Children's Hospital launched a 22-bed pediatric unit inside the hospital. Mercy Gilbert opened in 2006 and has been a vital part of the growing community. Today it is the fifth largest employer in Gilbert. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, Mercy Gilbert provided more than $24 million in community benefit. As a result of Dignity Health's mission to deliver health care and partner with the community, more than 42,000 people in the East Valley were reached through community health services. For more information visit: .

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
Requirements:
  • 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.
Education and Experience:
  • Experience: Minimum of three (3) years progressive supervisory or management experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing or experience equivalent required.
  • Licensure: Current Registered Nurse (RN) license. CM certification preferred
  • Special Skills: None specified.
  • Training: None specified.