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LPN, Care Transition Coach- Kennestone Hospitalists - Marietta

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

At WellStar we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
The Care Transition Coach will function as a facilitator of interdisciplinary collaboration across the care continuum. The primary role of the Care Transitions Coach is to empower the patient/care giver in the following ways:To assert a more active role during discharge and transitions of care from one setting to another and develop lasting self-management skills.Support individual patients with complex needs over a four-week period that will include visits during the hospital stay, follow up phone calls after discharge, coordinating services to facilitate timely follow up with PCP/MD and understanding red flag symptoms for improved self- management. Will coordinate with other team members/community resources both internally and externally to close the gap on any other identified critical needs such as adequate transportation to get to a follow up appointment. Oversight of medication management process, including the patient's ability to pay for medications and providing adequate support with obtaining medication prior to discharge.
Required Minimum Education:Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing.Required Minimum Experience:Previous experience with patient coaching.Required Minimum Certification:LPN LicenseRequired Minimum Skills:Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Products, ability to lead and organize meetings, ability to present in groups, Strong ability to multitask, work in a fast pace environment and implement change, ability to collect, analyze and present data.

Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today!

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Atlanta , LPN, Care Transition Coach- Kennestone Hospitalists - Marietta, Education / Teaching , Marietta, Georgia

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