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HOSPITALIST RN

St. Joseph's Medical Center


Location:
Stockton, California
Date:
04/13/2018
2018-04-132018-05-12
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HOSPITALIST RN



I. POSITION SUMMARY: Describe the major purpose or objective of the position.

The Hospitalist RN (HRN) is a member of the hospitalist team who is responsible for delivery of Sound Core Processes designed to improve quality and efficiency in the care of hospitalized patients. The HRN works closely

with the Chief Hospitalist to engage and educate the physician team, ensure performance of Sound Core Processes and support the hospitalist practice. This position does not involve providing direct patient care.


The Hospitalist RN reports to the Regional Nurse Manager (RNM)or the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in regions without an RNM. The RNM supports the Hospitalist RN in the implementation of Sound's Core Processes, daily operations and manages performance to ensure outcomes.


II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

 


Sound's Core Processes - Performance Delivery

1) Participate in development of tools and workflows under direction of Regional

Nurse Manager (RNM)

2) Work with the Chief to implement Sound Core Processes under the direction of

the Regional Team and the Clinical Operations Team

3) Support and adhere to defined processes and participate in optimization

4) Provide timely status updates and respond to requests in a timely manner

5) Understand, clearly articulate and promote adoption of Sound's Core Processes

to physician team and hospital departments

6) Collect and report program metrics (e.g., communication/query tools placed,

recommendations accepted/declined)

7) Attend required meetings on time and as scheduled:

o Regular meetings with Regional Nurse Manager and Regional Chief

Medical Officer

o Quarterly Performance Reviews and Quarterly Business Reviews

with Chief and Regional team

o Hospitalist team meetings

o Hospitalist RN educational sessions and workgroups

o Coordinate and facilitate Efficiency Forum meetings

o Other meetings as defined by the Chief, RNM, and CMO

8) Engage and Educate Hospitalist Team:

o Daily communication with hospitalist team to identify patients approaching

discharge, to address pending queries and missing quality measures, etc.

o Work with Chief to educate physicians on Sound's Core Processes

and other opportunities to improve team or hospital performance

o Assist Chief and CMO in providing performance data to the physician

team to drive continuous improvement

o Support Regional Team in presentation of Sound's Core Processes

results during Quarterly Business Reviews.

9) Identify opportunities for improvement in tools and workflows


Sound's Core Processes - Coordination of Patient Care

1) Manage HRN patient rounding list


o Monitor/maintain an accurate and up-to-date HRN patient rounding list

o Facilitate distribution of rounding list to appropriate departments / units

2) Coordinate care of selected patients with hospitalist team and hospital

departments (e.g., nursing, quality, case management, clinical documentation,

pharmacy)

o Drive Core Measure performance

o Communicate anticipated discharges and participate in discharge facilitation

o Facilitate timely physician response to documentation queries

o Participate in efforts to improve the Patient Experience

o Coordinate educational sessions for nursing and other hospital care team

staff

o Identify opportunities for improvement and collaborate with Hospital,

Chief, Regional Team and COT


Practice Support

1) Participate in hospital committees and special projects


2) Orient new physicians to Sound's Core Processes

3) Collaborate with Chief to create team meeting agendas

4) Serve as a point of contact for hospital staff (e.g., issues related to clinical

processes and triage for other potential issues related to hospitalist team)


Schedule: M-F; 9-hour day w/lunch; 7:00am - 4:00pm depending on site


III. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, TRAINING, OR SPECIAL

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS POSITION:


* Current RN licensure in good standing, in the state applicable to this position

* Strong clinical knowledge and experience in a Critical Care setting (Critical Care

setting = ICU, CCU, or Emergency Dept experience). Emergency Department

experience requires other inpatient nursing experience.

* Knowledge of process improvement methodology

* Ability to assess patient's clinical status and readiness for discharge

* Ability to work independently

* Ability to work collaboratively

* Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload

in a fast-paced environment

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels (e.g., patients,

physicians, hospital staff, hospital administration and other colleagues)

* Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations and confidential

information. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, diplomacy,

and good judgment.

* Strong presentation skills

* Attention to detail and accuracy

* Client-service oriented

* Proficiency with technology, including electronic medical systems and Microsoft

Office Suite


IV. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:


Education Minimum: RN Preferred: BSN

Experience Minimum: 3 - 5 years inpatient nursing experience, with at least

2 years in a critical care setting, including exposure to electronic medical systems.

Preferred: 5 or more years inpatient nursing experience in a critical care setting,

experience using electronic medical systems.


V. LIST SPECIAL JOB OR ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:


* Hospital environment

* Travel: Extremely limited

(e.g., possible trip to Central Office

once or twice per

year)


VI. OTHER PHYSICAL AND/OR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

ABOUT THIS POSITION:


* Standing on feet for up to eight hours (w/breaks)

* Sitting at desk for up to eight hours (w/breaks)

* Working on computer for up to eight hours (w/breaks)

* Moving/lifting anything (up to 10 lbs).


VII. PERFORMANCE METRICS


* Delivery of Sound Core Processes

* Demonstrate Sound Core Values: Quality, Integrity, Service, Teamwork and

Innovation

 

 You may send resumes to avanhorn@soundphysicians.com or  

 



This job description reflects the present requirements of the position.

As duties and responsibilities change and develop,

the job description will be reviewed and subject to amendment.

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