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Registered Nurse (RN) Care Coordinator

Company: Childrens Square U.S.A.
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Triage and assess the nursing care needs of children with behavioral and/or mental health conditions as member of a community child health team. Plan and coordinate care based on needs, and evaluate effectiveness of care provided. Provide nursing component within the care coordination and/or clinical support role in order to maintain patient care standards. Utilize the principles of family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, and culturally competent care in the provision of services to children with behavioral and/or mental health care needs and their families. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide planning and care coordination functions such as: follow-up contacts with the family and community partners; coordinate and triage referrals; and work with referral sources and agencies. Plan and lead family meetings to meet the needs of the child and family.
  • Provide care coordination services regarding resources and referral to the family of the child with behavioral and/or mental health care needs, assisting the child and family to utilize community, regional, or tertiary health care resources in order to restore, maintain, and promote health.
  • Determine needs of the child and family by means of discrimination between normal and abnormal physical, behavioral, psychosocial, and developmental findings in the child.
  • Develop and implement multidisciplinary patient care plans (based on the principles of family driven care, the child's condition, age, psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions) that includes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Integrate contributions of the child and family into the multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Develop and implement child/family teaching plan based on identified mental and/or behavioral health education needs and the condition and age of the child.
  • Evaluate and document effectiveness of care plan and child/family teaching plan.
  • Document patient assessment and plan of care in the child record and generate appropriate health reports.
  • Serve as liaison with community care providers, including primary care and tertiary care providers, by providing expert knowledge related to service systems needed by children with mental and/or behavioral health care needs and their families.
  • Provide On-Call/Telephone consultation on a rotating basis. May be required to meet clients after hours for crisis management.
  • Coordinate a continuum of care across community settings, facilitating communication between family and various providers.
  • Assist the family, as appropriate, to follow through with the child's treatment recommendations and with the coordination of community services.
  • Facilitate communication between the families and care providers and serve as an advocate for the child and family.
  • Assist the family to obtain necessary knowledge of health care financing entities such as Medicaid, EPSDT, SSI, state waivers, Iowa Cares, and the hawk-i program.
  • Perform other projects or tasks as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Registered Nurse, or
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, or
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MNHP or MSN).
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa.
  • At least two years experience in pediatric health, or public health nursing.
  • Must have competency in computer basics which includes turning on a laptop, using email, Word, Excel, electronic health record (EHR) systems, portals, etc.
  • Experience in care coordination.
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills. ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Flexible hours and some evening work required.
  • Able to drive during the day and evening hours.
  • Position can be emotionally stressful because of working with troubled children and their families and all of the systems that this entails.
  • Corrected hearing and vision within normal range.

Keywords: Childrens Square U.S.A., Council Bluffs , Registered Nurse (RN) Care Coordinator, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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