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Inpatient Care Coordinator (OnCall / KSMC)

Kaiser Permanente
Clackamas, OR 97015

Inpatient Care Managers are Registered Nurses who collaborate with the primary clinician and the health care team to manage patients with discharge planning needs.  The Inpatient Care Manager performs an independent assessment of patient care needs and subsequently develops and implements a plan of care for the patient's transition from the acute care setting.  Inpatient Care Managers also serve as expert resource consultants and educators for the health care team members, assure the coordination of internal and community resources, support the evaluation and improvement of care systems to support the optimal utilization of resources and promotion of quality patient care.  The Inpatient Care Manager assumes primary accountability for the anticipation, assessment, and development, implementation, and communication of the discharge plan of care for patients with post-hospital care needs.


Essential Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates post-discharge patient care needs to assure the timely and effective discharge of routine and complex patients from the hospital setting.

  • Independently and proactively completes and documents patient assessments which are thorough, timely, age appropriate, and reflect psychosocial support systems, care needs, health plan benefits, level of care determinations for hospitalized patients.
  • Coordinates and communicates with patients, families, and the health care team to develop mutually agreeable plans of care that optimize the use of resources to support the particular needs of individual patients.

  • Facilitates resolution of issues which present barriers to safe transfers through the use of patient/team care conferences to assure the efficient transition to a lower level of care and to assure the patient/family receives the right care at the right time so that quality and utilization of resources are simultaneously enhanced.
  • Ensures systematic and ongoing contact with interdisciplinary staff and continuing care services to assure the safe transition of patients across care settings.
  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team, ensures regulatory and compliance standards are met. Perform duties as requested.
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    Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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    Inpatient Care Coordinator (OnCall / KSMC)

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    Clackamas, OR 97015

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