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University of Rochester Acute Care Coordinator: Float Position - 231842 in Rochester, New York

Acute Care Coordinator: Float Position Job ID 231842

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 MON-FRI


Position Title:

Acute Care Coordinator: Float Position


Social Work and Patient and Family Services

Clinical Area:



8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Supervised by:

Acute Care Coordinator Manager

Description of Patient Population:

Ages Served: All Ages


XPediatric 1-12

XAdolescent 12-18

XAdult(s) 18 yrs and 65yrs

XGeriatric >65yrs


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 Float 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. Will provide coverage to all units as needed for absences and vacancies.

Machines and equipment:

Home Care databases; Hospital databases, 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. Will provide coverage for all units as needed for absences and vacancies.

  • 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.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled