Sunday, July 28, 2013

Clinical Nurse Coordinator – University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC's Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, is seeking a Clinical Nurse Coordinator to join their Fetal Therapy Program.

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator will collaborate and participate with the Labor and delivery Manager, Office of Clinical Research Director and the Fetal Therapy medical Director in Fetal Therapy operations. This person will be required to exercise independent judgment and advance clinical skills in regards to Fetal Therapy patients. In addition, they will plan and implement nursing care, document nursing assessments, identify and report situations requiring intervention. This candidate will be required to perform job duties in accordance to the mission, vision and values of the university of Southern California and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

Implements strategies to achieve and ensure patient follow-up according to clinical strategic measures/outcomes. Produces population based reports on outcomes specific to defined patient populations. Participates with health care team/providers in actualizing outcomes by planning, evaluating and implementing decisions and strategies to achieve predetermined cost, clinical, quality, utilization and service outcomes.

Interprets regulations, health plan benefits, policies and procedures for patients, physicians, medical office staff, contract providers and outside agencies. Coordinates transmission of clinical and benefit treatment to patients, families and outside agencies.

Participates in teaching/coaching staff in the management of patient condition. Assesses staff educational needs and develops educational programs. Promotes opportunities and activities.

Coordinates the interdisciplinary approach to providing continuity of care including utilization management, transfer coordination, discharge planning and obtaining all authorizations/approvals/transfers as needed for outside services for patients/families.

Coordinates client appointments, outpatient testing and surgery scheduling. Monitors scheduling of patients for special tests. Arranges and monitors follow-up appointments. Provides comprehensive medical record documentation that reflects all aspects of care provided during each encounter. Documents on appropriate hospital-wide information systems and/or databases. Encourages patient to follow prescribed course of care. Makes referrals to appropriate community services.

Interacts with patients and families to ensure study compliance, obtain information and provide emotional support. Functions as a liaison with patient's personal physician, other research studies, affiliated hospitals and other medical personnel.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:

California licensed Registered Nurse, current BCLS certification, and clinical experience in directly related field. Demonstrated knowledge of utilization management, discharge planning, transfer coordination, Nurse Practice ACT, JCAHO and other federal/state/local regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:

Preferred Experience:

Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse

Preferred Field of Expertise:

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