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RN-Discharge Educator

Company: Houston Medical Center
Location: Perry
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Will collaborate with Care Manager, Inpatient Care Team, Educare and other resources to assess patient needs upon discharge, give appropriate clinical and administrative education, and ensure that the patient and family understand discharge instructions. Meets with patient and family members to inform them of the discharge program # giving them the discharge plan, answering questions and making follow up calls to the patient. Ensuring the patient and the family understand what to watch for, medications (purpose, side effects, how and when to take), follow up appointments # who, when and where, assess support system and equipment needs. Will document and assist with barriers in the support system and/or equipment needs. If the patient does not have a PCP, will refer to Pavilion Family Medicine and make appoint. If patient does have a PCP, schedule follow up appointment. Will call patient 48 to 72 hours after discharge to ensure patient is compliant with discharge instructions and to answer any questions or assist with barriers to compliancy. Maintains database on discharge cases. Maintains accurate and timely documentation. Expedites the discharge process by preparing the patient discharge instructions to include making follow up visit appointments and med reconciliation. This nurse will obtain signatures on paperwork, meet all discharge criteria, arrange escort out of the hospital, and notify EMS. When time allows, will assist with admissions and transfers. Provide excellent customer service skills, be a Patient and family advocate, provide Patient and family education and may require to assume patient load. Attendance and training for orthopedic boot camps and participation of JDCE implementation meetings. This nurse is responsible for carrying out the mission, vision and quality commitment of Houston Healthcare. Graduate from an approved School of Nursing. Three years nursing experience. Current RN licensure by the Georgia State Board of Nursing. Current AHA BLS certification. Must obtain and maintain required ortho education/training as mandated in the Houston Healthcare Joint Destination Center of Excellence Policy.# Must be able to utilize standard office equipment. Must be able to utilize diagnostic equipment as well as patient care equipment. Must be able to utilize personal protective equipment such as gloves, gown, mask, etc. Successful candidates will be subject to criminal background and drug screens. EOE/AA/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Houston Medical Center, Macon , RN-Discharge Educator, Healthcare , Perry, Georgia

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