Coordinator-- Wound Care Clinical, Wound Care (Full Time)
Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls, Montana
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 31943
The Clinical Coordinator for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine coordinates the total patient care plan for patients, participates in development, implementation and provision of patient and family teaching and patient protocols, provides leadership by working cooperatively with physicians and Manager for departmental staff of, and maintains clinical practice standards for professional clinical setting. The Clinical Coordinator reports to and works closely with Manager to develop all clinical aspects of Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists Manager in interviewing, and hiring of staff for the center.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational goals and objectives.
Provides for professional growth and development of patient care staff through identification of needs, sponsoring training programs, encouraging education (formal and continuing) efforts and evaluation of same.
Responsible for assisting with completion of regular performance evaluations for each staff member; assures competencies are completed for new staff prior to completion of probationary period.
Responsible for safety and comfort of patients, and health and safety of staff.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Collaborates with ancillary support services to provide a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.
Acts as liaison between in-patient and out-patient wound care departments
Responsible for resolving patient complaints.
Monitors utilization of equipment and supplies; ensures supplies are ordered as needed.
Actively seeks cost effective methods/products to reduce departmental costs.
Works with the medical staff to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
Participates in performance improvement, including utilization and promotion of familiarization with performance improvement standards and programs.
Assumes the role of patient advocate respecting guidelines found in the Patient Bill of Rights.
Assumes responsibility for own personal continuing education and developmental needs; attends meetings, workshops to enrich personal knowledge, growth and management skills.
Serves as a resource to others.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Demonstrates ability to manage electronic medical records across the spectrum of care
Demonstrates ability to work with Insurance companies for securing authorization, reauthorization of outpatient services
Demonstrates ability to act as a liaison for outpatient clinics, third party payers, and billing/registration for managing patient accounts
Demonstrates ability to manage administrative duties as assigned by the acting manager/director
Demonstrates ability to manage employee payroll/Kronos and scheduling
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Current Bachelors Degree in Science preferred.
Minimum of 2 years clinical practice experience
Minimum of three years management/supervisory experience preferred.
Ability to work with physicians in a collaborative manner.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees. Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.
Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”
Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ a...nd ‘confidence'. Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to our commitment: good care one can put faith in.
Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.
To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.