Patient Care Coordinator (RN Required)- Neurology Clinic- FT Days- VUMC
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 2115211
Patient Care Coordinator (RN Required)- Neurology Clinic- FT Days
The Neuromuscular division at VUMC sees patients with a variety of neuromuscular diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), various forms of Muscular Dystrophy, Guillain- Barre' Syndrome, CIDP, and several other Neuromuscular disease processes. This patient population requires continuous assessment, triage, patient education, and coordination of appropriate resources via MHAV and phone assessments/teachings. The Neuromuscular Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) works closely with clinic nurses, providers, and patients to coordinate new and continuing infusion therapy for specialty medications including enrollment and patient education surrounding these medications. This nurse will provide education on new diagnoses, new drug starts, and specialty medications/infusions and side effects. They will provide nursing interventions for quality-of-life maintenance with degenerative and life ending diseases.
The Neuromuscular PCC will assess, triage, and coordinate inpatient hospital stays when needed. They will assist with coordinating Vascath and PEG tube placements as well as DME and home health set ups. This nurse will coordinate new ALS diagnosis visits, and coordinate when patients should be seen in ALS clinic, which is a multidisciplinary clinic where patients can see up to 8 services in one day as well as all ancillary follow-up and plan of care. In addition to coordinating monthly ALS clinics, they also coordinate a multidisciplinary clinic for MDA patients similar to ALS clinics.
Assists in developing and meeting key Pillar outcomes and system improvement goals including financial, satisfaction, and clinical as the nursing component of the care coordination model. This position Improves outcomes by reducing all cause hospital readmissions and coordinating episodes of care among patients in a defined population or disease process. Participates in identification of appropriate patients; encourage patient and family engagement in self-care management; promote warm handovers to the next level of care by providing timely, pertinent information in a standardized way; conduct patient and family education on key elements of the patients' personal care plan by using the teach-back methodology and follow up phone calls; and assists the patient in navigating the healthcare system.
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