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University of Rochester Acute Care coordinator Nurse leader ED/OU1/OU2/736 - 226205 in Rochester, New York

Acute Care coordinator Nurse leader ED/OU1/OU2/736 Job ID 226205

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Home Care Liaison


Position Title:

Acute Care Coordinator: Nurse Leader/Specialty area: Emergency Department/OU1/OU2/736


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

_ Neonatal

_ Pediatric 1-12

x Adolescent 12-18

x Adult(s) 18 yrs and 65yrs

x Geriatric >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 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. The Nurse Leader position will provide unit coverage as needed, will assist in scheduling Acute Care Coordinator daily assignments, and manage the Acute Care Coordinators covering the Emergency Department, OU1/OU2 and 736. Will co-manage the Weekend/Holiday TAR team.

Machined 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.

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

  • Accountable for patient discharge, provide coverage to all units as needed for vacancies due to illness, disabilities and vacations. Will share scheduling of the Acute Care Coordinator daily assignments and will manage the Acute Care Coordinators providing coverage to the Emergency Department, OU1/OU2 and 736. Will co-manage the Weekend/Holiday TAR team.

  • Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines. 90%

  • Adheres to HIPAA, TJC, CMS and OSHA regulations and policies, adheres to infection control/safety guidelines. 1%

  • Attends Bi-weekly Acute Care Coordinator Meetings and Patient Family Services Meetings as scheduled 1%

  • Will provide back-up for the Manager and act as a resource for all Acute Care Coordination questions. 4%

Other duties as assigned. 4%

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