Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet(r) health care organization with over 1,100 beds between its two hospitals (Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.
To optimize coordination of services across the continuum of care for patients enrolled in bariatric surgery programs. To teach patients, families and professionals the principal components of the treatment plan to achieve weight loss. To effectively transition patients from the outpatient setting to the inpatient unit, with discharge to the home setting and long-term follow-up. To act as a liaison between the surgeons, inpatient staff, discharge planning staff, insurance carriers and the patient/family to promote the highest quality, most cost-effective care.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Serves as a Bariatric Nurse Coordinator for the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence program and serves as a partner with the Bariatric Surgery Medical Director on the administration of the Bariatric Surgery Program.
Acts as a clinical liaison between Christiana Care, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare providers.
Coordinates and documents patients' care plans, prioritizing based on patient need.
Reviews clinical information before initial visit, anticipating needs and/or high-risk issues regarding the plan of care.
Reviews and coordinates patient's surgery schedule including all readmissions.
Conducts bariatric education programs on a variety of topics, in a variety of community and clinical settings.
Maintains up-to-date information on innovative and successful strategies to reach the target population.
Assesses patient's/caregiver's learning needs and adapts teaching methods to provide a thorough understanding that will maximize successful clinical outcomes.
Relates medical information and effectiveness of therapy, progress toward therapeutic goals, errors, patient reactions or complaints to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
Takes personal responsibility for accurate and timely completion of all necessary patient care documentation.
Initiates and actively participates in performance improvement (PI) activities and quality assurance.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as directed.
Education and experience requirement:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Registered Nurse with minimum 5 years experience in healthcare delivery.
Prior experience in weight management programs required, with emphasis on Bariatric Surgery preferred.
Experience in case management preferred.
Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) preferred
Internal Number: JR53900
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.