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Disease Specific Care Coordinator - Palliative Care
$41k-53k (estimate)
Full Time 4 Days Ago

Salinas Valley Health is Hiring a Disease Specific Care Coordinator - Palliative Care Near Salinas, CA

Under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer of Clinical Development, the Palliative Care Coordinator is responsible for providing coordination and oversight for the assigned hospital’s disease-specific program. This multidimensional role will focus on current treatment, prevention, education to improve quality of patient care and will drive current certification through performance improvement activities and standard compliance. Ensure efficient operations of all aspects for the disease-specific program.

The Coordinator is also responsible for promoting and participating in specialized knowledge and skills through the support of staff education and professional development. Is a clinical resource to clinical and medical staff in providing in-services, and advising management on training needs. The Coordinator acts as an effective liaison to medical staff to ensure continuity and congruity of hospital services in accordance with the plan of care.

  • Facilitates and coordinates palliative care program development in order to support the organization in providing care based on the individual patient desires.

  • Applies the quality improvement process to implement and evaluate quality of care and make recommendations for implementation of new technology or change in palliative care, treatment and symptom management.

  • Assists with development and implementation of programs to support the needs of patients and their families and goals of the Palliative Care Program. Participates in relevant quality and performance improvements.

  • Assists in the development of appropriate educational material for patients, family, and clinical staff in collaboration with Education, Nursing/Clinical and Medical Staff.

  • Initiates and performs ongoing review of policies and protocols related to services provided to ensure standards are followed. When appropriate, updates or writes new policies to enhance professional practice.

  • Promotes and participates in improving patient care and in quality performance improvement programs by taking primary responsibility for data collection and analysis of results to support the care provided.

  • In cooperation with the clinical management team, develops, recommends, and implements required palliative care policies and procedures.

  • Facilitates collection of, analyzes and presents palliative care program data and research at appropriate physician and clinical meetings. Uses data to set benchmarks for hospital performance improvement programs.

  • Serves as a resource/liaison for staff assigned to assist with palliative care and data collection as needed. Trains data entry and data acquisition personnel as needed.

  • Designs, tests, documents and maintains an audit process for data quality validation.

  • Mentors staff in the understanding of palliative care and research in quality improvement

for the patient population. Assists staff to use evidence based outcome data to improve patient care.

  • Assures that complete and accurate data is collected, calculated and documented. Maintains integrity of data security, confidentiality and preservation for the control and use of program information.

  • Attends and participates in the committees that relate to the Palliative Care Program.

  • Consistently provides timely accurate reports and updates to the Leadership Team, the Medical Staff committees as appropriate.

  • Communicates any patient-related clinical issues or problems of the department requiring additional assistance to the Director and/or Manager immediately and to the Chief Administrative Officer of Clinical Development.
  • Maintains an active role in outcome data management of the Palliative Care Program. Ensures that certification requirements for data submission are met.

  • Review case files relating to untoward patient outcomes within the patient population being served. Clarifies and determines if the customer’s expectations were met and reviews committee case referrals in a timely manner to develop effective training programs based on findings.

  • Promotes professional development by collaborating in training and orientation of new employees, unit education, in-services, competency validation and other related activities.

  • Facilitates and conducts effective hospital and community-based training, in-services, symposiums, conferences, physician outreach and meetings on disease-specific treatment and prevention.

  • Functions as a clinical resource for staff and patient/family.

  • Serves as a resource/liaison for hospital clinical staff in understanding and utilizing clinical outcomes data to improve patient care. Collaborates with clinical staff on educational needs in regards to clinical pathways.

  • Stays abreast of definitions and regulatory updates/changes mandated by registries/societies, clinical research and other clinical outcomes programs.

  • Maintains knowledge of public reporting initiatives. Maintains knowledge of state and federal legislation impacting data submission and reporting requirements.

  • Consultant and clinical expert in specialty area and provides liaison relationship between staff, physicians, and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

  • Collaborates with Physicians, hospital staff, Medical Staff Office and Regulatory and Education personnel.

  • Collaborates with physicians and other hospital personnel in developing and maintaining a comprehensive palliative care program.

  • Reviews operational information and ensures systems are in place to monitor, review and revise procedures in order to maximize resource utilization within the program.

  • Working closely with the Medical Director of the Palliative Care Service.

  • Develops community and professional referral system and outreach programs. Oversees community education events in conjunction with organizations such as, but not limited to: National Stroke Association, American Stroke Association and American Diabetes Association.

  • Utilizes positive communication skills to affect resolution and team work.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) required.

Licensure: Licensed as a MSW or MFT in the State of California required. Certification in Palliative Care or Social Work preferred.

Experience: Previous program development and implementation experience preferred with a minimum of four (4) years of clinical social work experience. Recent experience in acute clinical social work preferred. Knowledge of Institutional Review Board regulations and experience with screening and recruitment of patients into clinical trials preferred. Demonstrates skills and knowledge in management theories, practices and techniques. Demonstrated teaching experience in acute care and community settings. Complete understanding of acuity levels for both inpatient and outpatient populations. Current knowledge of hospital regulations, patient rights and consent law. Thorough knowledge of TJC and other regulatory requirements.

The hourly rate for this position is $59.74 - $74.67. The range displayed on this job posting reflects the target for new hire salaries for this position.

Location: Salinas Valley Health · Disease Specific Care
Schedule: Full Time, Days

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