Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Care Coordinator RN - PFK

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/15/2019 3:51 PM)
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  • Overview


    Care Coordinator RN - Salaried Nursing Position (Home Visits Required)


    Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


    We are hiring RN Care Coordinators for case management positions within Partners for Kids and Nationwide Children's Hospital.  All RN Care Coordinators participate in a 30 day orientation period at our offsite location, 525 E Mound St. Columbus, OH 43205.  Here they learn the essentials of the work and documentation of case management. During the orientation process it will be determined by the  leadership team, the care coordination team and the RN Care Coordinator where the best fit for his/her permanent location and team will be.  We have RN Care Coordinators in multi-disciplinary teams located at our 525 E Mound offsite location and imbedded in our specialty clinics at the main hospital.  Specialties include gastroenterology, endocrinology, cerebral palsy and physical medicine. Wherever our RN Care Coordinators are located they do the same work, helping children and their families access the best possible care.


    The Nurse Clinician (NC) provides care coordination services for pediatric patients and their families.  The NC fosters effective communication among health care professionals who provide nursing care to children with altered health states.  The NC develops and implements educational programs for patients, parents and families, hospital staff, and community health personnel.


    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.




    The Nurse Clinician implements and supports the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures of Children’s Hospital and the Patient Care Services Division.


    1)         Outreach to primary care physicians, specialty physicians, and other service providers to identify patients in need of care coordination.

    2)         Works closely with families to guide them through the health care system to optimize the care and services they receive to improve child health, decrease costs, and improve satisfaction with care

    3)         Practices the principles of Family Centered Care.

    4)         Works closely with care coordinators based in other settings and levels of care to share responsibility in an efficient manner. Function as a resource to discharge planners in an inpatient setting as requested

    5)         Travel within a 34 county area including home visiting, participation in primary and specialty care office visits, and collaborative meetings with community agencies including schools and county boards

    6)         Ensuring the delivery of preventive services, health promotion activities and other interventions that proactively address potential risks

    7)         Facilitates transitions between settings and caregivers

    8)         Actively participates in policy and procedure development, continuing education, continuous quality improvement, research and/or evidenced based practice.

    9)         Collaborates with program leaders to establish and/or maintain program goals and program budget as appropriate.  Provides care in a fiscally responsible manner. 

    10)       Maintains accurate documentation in the medical record

    11)       Participates in orientation and continuing education of staff and students as appropriate. 

    12)       Participates in the evaluation of peers for recognition and development.

    13)       Maintains skills related to information technology requirements for the department.

    14)       Develop patient and caregiver skills, knowledge and abilities to self-manage their own healthcare

    15)       Refer, connect and collaborate with community agencies and resources to meet patient needs

    16)       Performs medication reconciliation on enrollment, quarterly, and with changes

    18)       Establishes and maintains collaboration of individualized care team with designated areas of responsibility and contact methods.

    19)       Carries out specific care plan interventions as established by the care coordinator. 

    20)       Gathers and assess medical information (medications, diagnosis, immunizations) to complete a health risk assessment

    21)       Demonstrates understanding of the principles of palliative care and incorporates those principles in care coordination activities

    22)       Facilitates and coordinates quality patient care in a timely and cost-effective manner while promoting  inter-disciplinary collaboration between all members of the health care team

    23)       Assess readiness to change.  Establishes and adjusts goals, interventions and care accordingly.

    25)       Assists with troubleshooting medical issues between visits and hospitalizations

    26)       Plan, provide, delegate and evaluate ongoing education needs of patients and families related to medical conditions and provider instructions.


    Knowledge, skills and abilities required

    1.         Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio required.


    2.         BSN required.


    3.         Clinical skill and knowledge in the nursing care of children including normal growth and development and/or clinical expertise in specialized area required.


    4.         Effective customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills required.


    5.         Demonstrated leadership and teaching abilities required.


    6.         Professionally appropriate analytical and organizational skills required.


    7.         Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio required.


    8.         Travel and home visiting within a 34 county area expected.


    9.         Good Driving record is required.


    10.        Proof of auto insurance


    11.        Active driver’s license


     Minimum Physical Requirements



    Must be able to see, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty. Performance of principal duties and responsibilities may require ability to travel.    


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


    EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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