Orthopedic Care Coordinator

Location: Warden, WA
Title: Nurse Navigator Orthopedics
Location: Warden, WA

Would you like to reside in an area encompassed by a large freshwater lake that offers over 300 days of sunshine and be employed in a healthcare organization that prioritizes the well-being of the community?
The motto is "All of us, for each of you, every time."
The community consists of approximately 25,000 individuals and the facility serves around 77,000. It features a small airport, a university, and a pleasant community that caters to diverse interests.
It is renowned as a Desert Oasis in the central area of the Columbia Basin in Central Washington, experiencing four distinct seasons and over 330 days of sunshine annually.
If this sounds like the change you are seeking, please continue reading...

Requirements:
- Completion of either an Associate or Bachelor's Degree in nursing is obligatory. Current registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Washington is a must.
- At least 5 years of relevant nursing experience in orthopedic patient care or care management.
- Possession of a Specialty Certification is preferable.

Hours and compensation:
- This is a full-time position on the day shift. It requires presence on-site and does not support remote work.
- The salary range is $72,000 - $120,000 and is contingent upon experience.
- A comprehensive benefits package is provided, including relocation assistance of up to $5,000.

Responsibilities:
- The Nurse Navigator Orthopedics, a registered nurse, offers guidance and support to patients, ensuring they receive comprehensive and coordinated care throughout their healthcare journey.
- The Nurse Navigator Orthopedics aids patients in comprehending their medical conditions, treatment options, and facilitates communication between healthcare providers and patients.
- Assist patients in understanding their diagnosis, treatment plan, and available resources.
- Collaborate with healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, and specialists, to ensure seamless and coordinated care for patients.
- Educate patients and families on their medical conditions, treatment options, and potential side effects.
- Provide information on preventive measures, health maintenance, and lifestyle adjustments.
- Maintain thorough and accurate records of patient interactions and care coordination activities.
- Participate in quality improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing the patient experience and care outcomes.
- Ensure compliance with pertinent healthcare regulations and standards.
- Responsible for overseeing the orthopedic care program, including maintaining regulatory compliance and fulfilling data reporting requirements.

What to expect:
- Reports to the Chief of Patient Care Services.
- The current facility is a rural healthcare facility with 50 beds, and the organization has recently initiated the construction of a new hospital that will be completed within 2 years, providing opportunities for growth and advancement.
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