RN - Orthopedics Total Joint Program Coordinator

Carle Foundation

Job Description

$5,000 sign-on bonus and

$5,000 relocation (for greater than 100 miles) or

$2,500 relocation (for greater than 50 miles)

for nurses with 1 or more years experience - External Applicants Only
The Orthopedics Joint Program Coordinator oversees the daily activities of the Orthopedic Total Joint Program. This position collaborates with various departments/physicians/staff to ensure total joint patients receive the highest quality of care possible. The Coordinator works with Education to ensure all staff have appropriate joint related training. The Coordinator works with community outreach programs to provide total joint education to the community. Coordinates and oversees meetings related to the program certification, maintenance and development. Assists with and coordinates data management and analysis of aggregate clinical outcomes as per DNV performance measures for hip and knee replacement program certification (HKPC). The Coordinator assists with DNV prep and survey activities. The Joint Program Coordinator collaborates with the medical director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, joint surgeons, Patient Care Manager of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and inpatient nurse management to ensure compliance for DNV requirements for current level of accreditation.

Bachelors of Nursing - Preferred

Registered Nurse (RN)NAON or alternate specialty certification- PreferredBasic Life Support

Five (5) Years

Extensive nursing knowledge and five (5) years healthcare experience in a variety of clinical and/or administrative areas. Strong systems assessment and problem solving skills. Ability to interpret and assimilate clinical information from varied sources in order to communicate with providers, nursing, administrators and patients as well as evaluate if metrics are achieved. Experience in designing, implementing and evaluation of educational and quality programs. Ability to lead physicians, administrators, and staff. Strong presentation skills with various audiences such as: physicians/providers, hospital administrators, nurses, community members, interdepartmental leaders, patients, etc.Orthopedic experience preferred. Comfortable interacting with all levels of providers. Proficient in the use of excel spreadsheets/databases/graphics/presentations. Project Management experience preferred and use with EMR. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently and within a team.

Essential Functions:
Analyzes data and health records from total joint replacement patients; able to identify educational, quality, access and cost savings opportunities for the total joint replacement program and benchmarks' measurable outcomes. Conducts gap analysis for initial DNV HKPC certification and reassesses standing on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance. Cooperates with other members of the healthcare team to facilitate an interdisciplinary process, including orientation, clinical development, pre/post-operative medical optimization guidelines, oversight, and evaluation of total joint replacement APNs to enhance patient care throughout the continuum of care. Coordinates Carle's response to national, state, regional and local changes (payor/employer/insurance) in total joint replacement care delivery models during healthcare reform, recognizing implications of actions and engaging orthopedic leadership team in financial decisions that affect patient outcomes. Collaborates with providers to implement total joint replacement clinical protocols in a standardized manner to enhance quality neuroscience care. Serves as a liaison between the inpatient and outpatient teams total joint nursing teams. May act as a research liaison among the IRB, research staff, and principal investigator on studies relevant to total joint replacement. Keeps orthopedic leadership appraised of barriers to meeting regulatory standards including, but not limited to: DNV, ISO 9000, IDPH, CMS, and collaborative research. Leads Carle to achieve and subsequently maintain Hip and Knee Replacement Program Center Certification. Monitors total joint replacement patient satisfaction within Carle's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine division. Provides specialty knowledge, input and oversight of the total joint data collection/reporting and analysis of the program which may include reviewing and providing feedback to providers on Medicare TKR/THR provider documentation audits. Supervises data collection staff, if applicable. Responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and oversight of total joint replacement education at Carle, regional hospitals and in the community. Attends inpatient total joint replacement related meetings as needed. Leads certain meetings within the total joint replacement program, providing agendas, minutes and quality metrics/outcomes and collaborates to develop action items for improvement. Provides staff education or in-service at inpatient staff meetings or other staff meetings as directed. Attends provider meetings assigned to provide education and current total joint replacement data. Serves as a liaison between health care systems/facilities and the patient/family/caregiver to mitigate barriers to care process(es). If required, engages financial/social services specialist to address payment/coverage/reimbursement issues. Assist patients throughout TJR experience from admission to discharge to post op care and provide any additional resources that the patient may need (review entire process and educate along the way) Follows up with patient after discharge and help coordinate/facilitate any additional care, as necessary to assist care team. Develops process for patients to use after hours to improve care delivery (in the appropriate setting).

Employment Type

Full - Time