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This position provides clinical expertise and coordination of care and services aimed at enhancing patient-centered care and maximizing outcomes across the patient care continuum from pre-admission through discharge, including monitoring patient care to ensure progress towards desired outcomes, addressing patient and family needs, resolving obstacles to effective care and together with the interdisciplinary team, planning for patient discharge. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.
Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.
Assesses, communicates and addresses patient and family care needs throughout the patient's stay.
Acts as the key coordinator and contact for the patient care plan.
Acts as clinical resource and support for bedside staff to address complex patient needs and assist with complex procedures.
Collaborates with other Care Coordinators and Charge Nurses to identify burden of care and assign core team members.
Participates in medical rounds at least two mornings a week.
Attends patient evaluation conferences twice weekly, brings updates on patient progress, barriers to discharge and other concerns.
Attends and participates in team program meetings.
Updates and monitors nursing orders as needed based on care plan changes.
Attends discharge briefing to give and receive updates on barriers to discharge and discharge needs.
May follow up with patients within one week of discharge by performing post discharge follow up phone calls.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
Excellent human relations and effective communication skills.
Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration, Health Science or related field or equivalency.
One year of related nursing experience.
Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
- This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.
Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking
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University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
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Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
Requisition Number 60300
Employment Type Full-Time
Work Schedule M-F 8:00 to 4:30 (may vary)
Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Clinical
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Workplace Set Up On-site
City SALT LAKE CITY
Department UUH OPC 32S LIVER CLINIC