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We are seeking Joint Care Coordinator for Methodist Hospital. The orthopedic unit is a dynamic unit providing staff members both professional growth and personal job satisfaction. The care delivery models we use are primary care which also utilizes the patient-focused care model.
This unit is a 32 bed Medical-Surgical unit specializing in Orthopedics with all private rooms.
1:5 Nurse Patient ratio.
Hip Arthroplasty & Hemi-Arthroplasty
Total Knee Arthroplasty & Revisions
ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
Incision and Drainage
Some Medical Overflow
The Joint Care Coordinator is responsible for daily activities within The Joint Replacement Academy at Methodist Hospital. The Coordinator assumes 24-hour responsibility and facilitates execution of protocols for care of the joint replacement in collaboration with the medical staff, sub-specialists, nursing and medical teams, and ancillary services. Ensures programs are in compliance with JCAHO, State, and other regulatory agencies, as well as, quality and performance improvement initiatives. Coordinates creation and delivery of educational programs.
Critical factors to your success include:
Collaborating closely with The Joint Replacement Academy Medical Director and physician champions for the programs. Coordinates daily delivery of joint replacement services to provide quality patient care. Reviews, plans and implements policies and procedures of the program; monitors their effectiveness and ensures compliance with appropriate governing agencies.
Conducts daily rounds on patients in The Joint Replacement Academy, assessing and ensuring accurate and timely delivery of the patient care program. Monitors patient satisfaction with care, education, and overall program effectiveness.
Coordinates discharge plans with physicians, physical therapy, nursing and case management, ensuring patient education, equipment, discharge disposition needs are addressed.
Coordinates implementation of best practice protocols for joint replacement care, including pre- and post-op and discharge order sets, and standardized plans of care (anesthesia, pain, nausea, vomiting, etc). Provides staff development, problem resolution, and protocol performance for program efficacy.
Overseeing the ongoing quality improvement plan by collecting and maintaining data, utilizing established measures for monitoring quality. Presents key data and statistical information to appropriate audience. Conducts overall analysis of the joint replacement program, data, participates in the development of improved methods of care.
Coordinates the development and creation of pre- and post-op teaching classes (including teaching materials) with the physician’s office and ensures appropriate patient and family pre-op preparation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience with orthopedic rehabilitation preferred.
License Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or License Physical Therapist in the State of Texas.
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com
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