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University of Rochester Acute Care Coord, RN - 236422 in Rochester, New York

Acute Care Coord, RN Job ID 236422

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Home Care Liaison


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Title:

Acute Care Coordinator


Social Work and Patient and Family Services

Clinical Area:


Description of Patient Population:

Ages Served:

__ Neonatal

_ Pediatric 1-12

x Adult(s) 18 yrs and 65yrs

_ Adolescent 12-18

x Geriatric > 65 yrs


Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and a minimum of five years of professional nursing experience. BS/MS and acute care, community health, care management and/or disease management, multidisciplinary team experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Registered in New York State.

General Description:

The role of the Acute Care Coordinator is to serve as an adjunct to the multidisciplinary team. The Care Coordinator in partnership with unit staff (Nursing, Providers, Consulting Services, Social Work etc.) and providers caring for the patient at discharge, assists in facilitating a patient focused plan of care aimed at ensuring a safe transition from hospital to home for adult acute care patients.

Machines and equipment:

  • Home Care databases, Hospital databased, E-Record

  • Email, copier, fax, and other related office tools; lab coat, ID, phone.

  • Discharge referral database, Electronic PRI, and designated information systems

Acute Care Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Coordinates care of patients in Acute Care. Assumes coordination role at the point of admission and through discharge with targeted coordination and follow-up. Identifies patient discharge needs. Assists in implementing patient care strategies to close gaps in medical care upon discharge. Identifies resources for patient self-management planning and discharge. Assists in developing and implementing care plans for medically complex patients. Identifies barriers to a successful discharge plan.

  • Coordinates use of clinical and ancillary resources within and outside of the health system to achieve treatment goals specified in the patient care plan and facilities discharge.

  • Participates in development of discharge plan with short and long-range care plan goals for patients. Keeping abreast of organizational developments and practices that may impact operations by participating in continuing education courses, professional organizations and seminars, reading current literature and maintaining professional contacts in the community. Assisting with the development of current evidence-based protocols, policies, work flow/flow sheets, guidelines, etc. related to the provision of care within the acute care coordinator, RN model. Participating in committees as assigned.

  • Interacts effectively with physicians, the acute care coordinator team, patients and their caregivers.

  • Accountable for patient discharge.

  • Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines. 90%

  • Adheres to HIPAA, TJC, CMS and OSHA regulations and policies 1%

  • Attends Bi-weekly Acute Care Coordinator Meetings and Patient Family Services Meetings as scheduled 3%

  • Attends/Leads: Daily/Weekly Team meetings per schedule 5%

Other duties as assigned. 1%

Professional Evaluation/Supervision and Accountability:

Acute Care Coordinator is accountable to the Acute Care Coordinator Team members, Acute Care Coordinator Manager and Director of Social Work and Patient and Family Services.

Acute Care Coordinator evaluations occur annually, with commentary from clinical colleagues and managerial staff.

Position Description maintenance:

This position description is reviewed at 6 months the first year and annually by the Acute Care Coordinator Manager, staff and Director of Social Work and Patient and Family Services.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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