Nursing Coordinator (RN) Home Based Care
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: February 12, 2024
At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate
care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the
greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and
discover how we can advance health together.
About Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Pursue your passion for caring with Duke HomeCare & Hospice, which
offers hospice, home health, and infusion services across the
region, as well as serves as the home for the Duke Caregiver
Support Program. Team members work closely with a patient's
physician to provide comprehensive, individualized care in the
comfort of their home or at our inpatient hospice facility in
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The DHCH Care Coordination team consists of 12 Nursing Program
Coordinators (NPC) working across the 3 Duke hospitals. As a
coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the
hospital team to include the Case Manager, and Physician to
initiate home care services for those patients who need home
health, hospice, or infusion services at discharge. We provide
education to the patient and their caregiver related to the
services needed to facilitate an appropriate discharge plan. The
NPC will utilize their strong assessment skills and clinical
knowledge in order to fulfill our goal to provide the
patient/family with a smooth transition to home.
This position is at Duke University Hospital. The employee will be
cross-trained to coordinate care for all 3 of Duke's home-based
care entities; Home Health, Hospice, and Infusion Services.
Shift: Friday-Monday; 4-10 hour days; 8 AM-6 PM:
Responsible for the coordination of home health, hospice, and
infusion services for the hospitalized patient, clinic/outpatient
and/or patient in an alternative setting (i.e. extended care
facilities) by acquiring admission information and assessing the
appropriateness of home care services.
Responsible for providing community education, responding to
customer requests and concerns, and interfacing with referral
sources, organizations, government agencies and third-party
Participate in care team unit huddles and function as an
Provide consultation to physicians, hospitals, and other referral
sources regarding home coordination and available services through
Meet with the referral source regularly to identify patient
population needs, referral process improvements and identify
patient/staff educational opportunities.
MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintains current knowledge base of the comprehensive services,
products and supplies available through DHCH.
Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory
guidelines related to home care services.
Remains current of reimbursement issues, and maintains
understanding of their impact on the delivery of home health,
hospice, and infusion services.
Functions as an educational resource, providing consultation to
physicians, hospitals, and other referral sources regarding home
care coordination and available services through DHCH.
Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to determine patients
appropriateness of home care and initiate development of a plan of
Meet with referral sources regularly to identify patient population
needs, referral process improvements and identify patient/staff
Maintains daily record of referral source/community contacts and
assists in identifying referral trends and needs.
Initiates home care coordination in collaboration with referral
source, MD, patient/caregiver and central intake staff.
Participate in patient case conferences.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Education, Degrees and Formal Training:
BSN required. Current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina,
or compact licensure in participating state is required. BLS
Three years of nursing experience are required.
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration,
innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success
depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best
when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and
experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential
that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the
contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices
are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to
uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University
and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob
functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities.
Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable
accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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