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RN Care Coordinator - Weight Management - FT
To support disease management tasks which include clinical responsibilities such as proactive monitoring, assessment, education, and follow-up of patients. To empower patients and their families in self-care practices and motivational and behavioral change modalities. To provide competency-based education to patients, staff, and providers and maintains care management databases.
Education & Experience
Associate's degree in nursing and three years of related RN experience in clinical nursing with chronic disease, utilization review and/or quality management.
Certifications, Licenses or Registration Required: Valid RN license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of evidence-based clinical guidelines across a wide variety of conditions and age groups.
Knowledge of care management and resource/utilization management.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Ability to manage multiple priorities under time constraints; ability to analyze and solve problems.
Understanding cost and quality issues.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide range of constituencies.
Provides education and preventive health measures while helping the patient with chronic disease or condition to set behavior change goals.
Participates in the control of cost effective services that reflect appropriate levels of staff, proper use of equipment, appropriate use of supplies, and effective management patient care.
Adheres to restorative care philosophy by incorporating principles into direct care provided to residents on a daily basis.
Evaluates, develops, and implements clinical program components to optimize patient care strategies and goals.
Demonstrates effective interviewing and assessment skills and integrates new or current techniques to obtain information from the resident/family to plan, implement, and evaluate patient care.
Provides timely internal/external customer service in a cooperative, professional, and respectful manner.
The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.
Physical and Environmental Demands
Requires occasional exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, occasional exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours, occasional travelling to offsite locations, occasional work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, occasional bending, occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasional crouching/stooping, occasional kneeling, occasional pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, frequent sitting, frequent standing, occasional twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)
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The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), headquartered in Jackson, is the state's only academic medical center. Here, we work to improve the lives of Mississippians through our three missions of education, research, and health care.
Education: UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students.
Research: From world-renowned studies on heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension to advanced treatment for cancer and a human physiology simulation program used by NASA, researchers at UMMC are unraveling the diseases that affect Mississippians, while creating new, high-tech jobs and injecting tens of millions of dollars annually into the state's economy.
Health Care: UMMC provides a wide-range of patient care programs. At our main campus in Jackson, in addition to outpatient clinics, we offer a women and infant’s hospital and a critical care hospital along with University Hospital, plus the state’s only:
Children’s hospital (Batson Children’s Hospital)
Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Heart, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant programs
Level 1 trauma center
Adult and pediatric congenital heart programs
Children’s cancer care program
We also care for Mississippians statewide with community hospitals UMMC Grenada, UMMC Holmes County, plus pediatric clinics in Tupelo, Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast. In addition, our Center for Telehealth offers specialized care remotely, through online video chat technology, at more than two hundred locations throughout the state.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.