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Nurse Care Coordinator - Women's Health ($5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!) - Women's Services

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Nurse Care Coordinator - Women's Health ($5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!)General Description

As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers. No residents are turned away due to the inability to pay. We believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias. Whether assuring accessible and effective care, impacting policy, or assessing and monitoring risks, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years.We are looking for passionate, qualifiedteam members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community.


The Care Coordinator works in collaboration and continuous partnership with chronically ill or "high-risk" patients and their family/caregiver(s), clinic/hospital/specialty providers and staff, and community resources in a team approach to promote timely access to appropriate care, increase utilization of preventative care, and more.

A typical day for the Care Coordinator will entail spending half of the day conducting one-on-one extended patient meetings (approximately 30-45 minutes long). The other half of the day will be spent on follow-up with patients, family/caregiver(s), providers, and community resources via secure email, phone calls, text messages, and other communications.

Scheduled Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Essential Functions

* Serve as the contact point, advocate, and informational resource for patients, care team, family/caregiver(s), payers, and community resources
* Work with patients to plan and monitor care:
* Assess patient's unmet health and social needs
* Develop a care plan with the patient, family/caregiver(s) and providers (emergency plan, health management plan, medical summary, and ongoing action plan, as appropriate)
* Monitor adherence to care plans, evaluate effectiveness, monitor patient progress in a timely manner, and facilitate changes as needed
* Create ongoing processes for patient and family/caregiver(s) to determine and request the level of care coordination support they desire at any given point in time

* Facilitate patient access to appropriate medical and specialty providers
* Educate patient and family/caregiver(s) about relevant community resources
* Facilitate and attend meetings between patient, family/caregiver(s), care team, payers, and community resources, as needed
* Cultivate and support primary care and specialty provider co-management with timely communication, inquiry, follow-up, and integration of information into the care plan regarding transitions-in-care and referrals
* Assist with the identification of "high-risk" patients (the chronically ill and those with special health care needs), and add these to the patient registry (or flag in EHR)
* Attend all Care Coordinator training courses/webinars and meetings
* Provide feedback for the improvement of the Care Coordination Program
* Provide nursing guidance for the Patient Access Center
* Provide health education to patients across risk categories
* Provide care in line with standard practice guideline

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required

* Illinois licensure as a Registered Nurse OR;
* Verification of application upon hire and completion of Illinois licensure by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment OR;
* Verification of application for State Board licensing as a Registered Nurse with successful completion within six months of the initial date of employment.
* 3-5 years' experience in clinical or community resource settings; Care coordination and/or case management experience is desirable.
* Proficiency in communication technologies (email, cell phone, etc.)
* Highly organized with ability to keep accurate notes and records
* Experience with electronic health record systems and reports is desirable
* Local knowledge about and connections to community health care and social welfare resources is desirable

Supplemental Information

You can find additional information aboutthe Lake County Health Department,our culture,and why you should join our teamathttps://lchdcareers.com.

As a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore,we require all Health Department staff to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the annual influenza vaccineunless they have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteranstatus,and other protected characteristics.At this time, you must reside in either Illinois or Wisconsin to work for the Lake County Health Department.

Keywords: Lake County IL, Waukegan , Nurse Care Coordinator - Women's Health ($5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!) - Women's Services, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois

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